A minute percentage of the media coverage is informative and helpful. The rest is commercial gratuitous kerrap. It's like an Oprah Winfrey Special: 101 Ways To Grieve For Christmas! With Special Guest PeeWee Herman!<quoted text>
Ever wonder why they call it poliTICS?(aside from the obvious given meaning).
Give me humble and realizing of ones own limitations of being merely human any day. To vault any one person to a position of some sort of all knowing "God-like" figure is in itself, sickening...almost have to feel sorry for opotus at other times too, because of some of that type of thing that has went on. How unfair (and WARPED) is THAT to any one person as well.
I hope the media (or politics) will not impose any further hurt, on those already suffering the worst hurt imaginable, imposed by someone else, and not anything of their own doings, and may they find some sort of comfort and strength in knowing that many indeed, truly mourn with them.
This morning, I saw a reporter for one of my regional TV Stations standing in -- Newtown, CT! Imagine every local TV Station in America being represented in that poor grieving community today. The hotels are full with them and their camera crews. The streets are packed with vans bristling with microwave antennas. Restaurants kitchens can't keep up. And the sewer system is straining under the load.
And, next, they will probably hire helicopters to record the upcoming funerals. This is a media carnival with a thousand Carnival Barkers holding microphones. All of the families affected are numb right now. Wounds are being rubbed with salt and I don't think that parents and relatives will realize it until weeks and months afterward when they wake up one morning in the eerie silence of their grief feeling naked to the world.
Later, around noon, I once again, for the umpteenth time, saw the Boy Messiah plying his trade. I had the mute on so I turned the volume back on in rage. He was pushing his Royal Cheapness once again but - worse - the media had piped in soft, sad background music! I am not kidding! The Jerk-In-Chief has a Funeral Director Czar in his cabinet, too! One Life To Live sent him a few scriptwriters pro bono. That TV was turned off.
But later on this evening, I did see some tasteful presentations in regard to the making of angels in Newtown, CT. Dr. Oz, for example, had some good observations along with his guests including an FBI Profiler and Dr. Drew. Dr. Drew Pinsky pointed out that we as a culture have become to believe that judging people is somehow bad. He forcefully and affirmatively stated that, yes, we do have the right and even the duty to judge people's behaviors. I couldn't agree more.
When someone here on Topix suggests that the cultural food being fed to our youth is bad for their diet(you are what you eat), the Liberal hayseeds show up with a million cheap lol's, bring up the burning of Elvis albums, book burnings, Leave It To Beaver and a thousand other irrelevant juvenile contributions.
Punk Rock, Goth, Grunge, Rap, Shoot 'Em Up Gory Games all contribute to a cheapness, a devaluing of Life. Compare today's American culture those of, say, the Orient with Buddhism, Family as the center of Universe, Zen, Chi, respect, reverence, mystery.... and we wonder why Newtowns, Columbines or Aurora, Colorado killings are happening?
(yawn) and here come the Gun Control Nuts. Simple minds demand simple solutions. Let's all hold hands and sing an Obama Song of stupidity. We can do it on TV.