The attempt at muzzling
January 10, 2011 8 Comments
-Another day, another violent action committed.
-Another day, and yet another person flailing about to find justification for their position on the soap box at the corner of 5th and Main.
The article begins with the response of the local sheriff of Pima County responding to the murdering of some of his local citizens with a pretty personal take on it:
“I think the vitriolic rhetoric that we hear day in and day out from people in the radio business and some people in the TV business and what (we) see on TV and how our youngsters are being raised, that this has not become the nice United States of America that most of us grew up in. And I think it’s time that we do the soul-searching,” the sheriff said.
Right, there IS some pretty violent and misogynistic stuff out there on the ol’ boob tube, and modern pop music is essentially a 12 year old child’s step-by-step guide on how to shag in a proper (or improper) manner… and as this fellah is an older cat I can sort of understand why he would have this view. I personally don’t share it, but that doesn’t mean that I can’t understand it.
-Then Rep. Steny Hoyer (imagine that, a Dem!) drops this whopper and I get inflamed:
“Bob, when you and I grew up, we grew up listening to essentially three major news outlets: NBC, ABC, and of course, CBS. We listened to people like Walter Cronkite and Eric Sevareid, and Huntley-Brinkley, and they saw their job as to inform us of the facts and we would make a conclusion,” Hoyer said. “Far too many broadcasts now and so many outlets have the intent of inciting, and inciting people to opposition, to anger, to thinking the other side is less than moral. And I think that is a context in which somebody who is mentally unbalanced can somehow feel justified in taking this kind of action. And I think we need to all take cognizance of that and be aware that what we say can, in fact, have consequences.”
Are you SERIOUSLY trying to tie in your innate hatred of all things that do not fit into your microscopic world view to the murder of a clutch of people? I could give two shits running what political flavor they were, THESE WERE PEOPLE THAT WERE GUNNED DOWN FOR NO REASON other than the dude was a fucking MENTAL CASE. You can’t justify or explain crazy by saying that “this” social expression or process created this man, or that “that” technological influence caused insanity to bloom in this dude’s brain pan. Sometimes madness is just that: someone flipping their shit for the sheer reason that their noggins are wired like the ass end of my entertainment center and they loose the fucking plot. If you would, please pardon me if I wax a little Eddiebear in this diatribe, but why… Oh wait.
Now I fucking remember.
Now I know how this idiot justified his use of a horrible event to further his agenda.
“Don’t let a crisis go to waste.”
-I should have fucking known.
I just got finished a’trollin’ around the interwebs and apparently this has been big news for some time, with all of the usual suspects weighing in already… and the entire process looking as pathetic as a Peta activist protesting cruelty to chickens outside of a KFC restaurant that I am consuming 2 “double-downs” at, but nowhere near as funny. So a dude went off his meds, took a large dose of WACKO and decided to unload on people, but has created some unfounded dialogue about inflammatory rhetoric both on the radio and on the boob tube. Quick comparative reference: try to find some of the fatwas that have been recently issued against “kahfirs” in the Mid East. Wait, screw that, look up ANY of the translated speeches by the Ayatollah of Iran and tell me that our a/v is anywhere NEAR as “inflammatory”.
This is just the lowest of the low, and I don’t know how these people can even tolerate being in the same room with themselves.