Friday, August 22, 2014

What, no tweets? A Journalist Beheaded

Just watching the gruesome beheading of journalist James Foley makes me angry, sad, and downright vengeful. He was a brave man. This was a direct attack on free speech. It was a spit in the face of freedom by a group dedicated to wiping out freedom. Yet what amazes me is the deafening silence of the media, the pundits, even the Hollywood so-called opinion makers - all of whom depend on the exchange of free ideas and free societies to traffic their thoughts and opinions. No tweets, no columns, no nothing. Only the Right wing media seems ablaze with substantive words. What gives? Nothing from Dwight Howard? Penelope Cruz, where are you when we need an involved political tweet to respond to this gruesome horror? Speaking of involved, all our President could give in response to the beheading was a tepid, amateur theologian summation of how "no religion teaches this", then back to the links. Four!!! I'm just thinking out loud: did Ike play this much golf? I mean, when you've got the Secretary of Defense and active and retired generals all talking about taking ISIS seriously and the Commander in Chief behaving in such a casual and aloof fashion - it sends mixed signals that cannot steel a nation for the seriousness of the task at hand. This was observed by Michael Savage, and I agree with this: the ONLY thing that gets this President riled up and emotional are the Republicans. No crisis, no situation, no judge - nothing gets him into the game, so to speak, than the Republican Party and all that it stands for. This is strange, fascinating, and unbecoming of the holder of the most powerful office on the planet. Me? I'm simply waiting for the next disaster to strike, and praying it isn't the blow to end all blows.

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