I’ve been MIA from the blogosphere for a little while, but I’m back and raring to go. Been forced to listen to a lot of talk radio, read a lot of Tweets, and watch a lot of Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC lately. The negative vibes almost killed me….but I’m still standing and you can too.
I will get back to my regularly scheduled programming in the next post but there is something laying heavy on my heart and I have got to get it off. I have faith in America, I have faith in the American people, I believe that you are all bright, intelligent beings who can think for yourselves.
But I gotta tell ya, you are not Bill Maher, you are not Jon Stewart, you are not Bill O’reilly, you are not Rush Limbaugh, you are not Sean Hannity, why you aren’t even Keith Olberman! And you have got to stop letting these guys do your thinking for you.
Sometimes we forget that these guys are (as Rush once said) “only entertainment”. That they actually get paid to do the things they do and say the things they say. Sure they’re passionate, loud, committed – but at the end of the day none of them can teach you to be a better Dad or Mom. None of their advice will show you how to be a better person, live a better life, play well with others. As a matter of fact it’s just the opposite. They are putting so much negative crap in your head, that you can’t fit the positive thoughts that YOU need to survive and thrive and help turn this ship around. AND I am willing to bet that many of you are FEARful instead of FAITHful – well that’s not moving you forward is it?
I believe (and this is America so feel free to disagree) that too many of us look to the media to educate and inform us. And once upon a time this may have been the case (but I don’t really believe that , I think if I do my research I will unearth facts that prove that the media in one way or another has always been a propaganda machine). Today no media outlet gives us “just the facts”, they spin it, they twist it, they dissect and debate it – and I reiterate – they do not care about you or the effect this all has on you.
I mean seriously, in the old days the media might have waited a few minutes for the family of Michael Jackson to be notified that he was dead, before they told the entire world – today my friend it’s all about the scoop. That’s not about us, that’s about them.
OK about the title of this post – “Personal Responsibility” it’s a buzz phrase, you didn’t think it up yourself, it’s an implant – rip it out and get on with your life. Accept the fact that none of us have a choice but to be “personally responsible”.
Obama’s birth certificate – it’s not important to the majority of Americans. Majority rules as this is still a Democracy. Again, wasn’t your idea, was someone else’s, get it out of your mind – go and do some volunteer work, find a teacher who has to buy supplies for your kids school and give her a gift card to Office Depot, babysit for a single mother so that she can go look for a job and get off welfare (and you can lose your reason to think badly of her), or mentor a child in your own neighborhood who’s lost a parent. This should take your mind off of the non-important issues and place it on something that might actually make a difference.
At a recent Town Hall, a woman raised the question of Obama’s birth certificate and then she screamed “I want my country back” – well so do the Native Americans and so do the people who used to own Texas, Arizona and California. They moved on and you should too.
And “All That Jazz ” id like one of my favorite movies of all time.
Tired of you tellin’ the story your way
It’s causin’ confusion
You think it’s okay – ( “Scream” by Janet Jackson)
And yes it does all just make me want to Scream.