Sad commentary on life
People always amaze me. Just when I think the human race has hit the bottom, along comes yet another story of how un-human man can be. Stupidity reigns supreme in many of the police stories and national news.
Imagine if you can for a moment placing rocket launchers near playgrounds, schools, hospitals and heavily populated areas within a city. When the enemy retaliates, attempting to knock out the rocket batteries, civilians, women and children are killed.
The next thing the barbarians do is call the media, hold dead children in their arms and proclaim the enemy willingly kills women and children.
Of course, the media eats this up and shows the carnage to the world. The hatred grows and the circle of life/death continues.
Then, there were the lines of people in Scotland, lining up at a malfunctioning ATM machine that was spitting out double the cash advances. Instead of doing the right thing, these morons saw “cashing in” as the right thing to do.
Then, there are the super morons who actually camp out for days, as much as a week in advance at stores offering “Black Friday” specials. Once the door opens, the rush and crush to grab the flat screen TV, cheap toaster, etc. begins. Every year we hear about people being injured, fights breaking out, insane people grabbing to get the prized special.
What? These people don’t have jobs? Don’t have a life? One guy interviewed five days before the “Black Friday” door opening stuttered through the great savings he could encounter by pitching a tent and staying through the cold nights to be one of the first through the doors.
In truth, most of the so-called specials can be purchased online, if only the really stupid unemployed could figure out life and computers. Is saving several hundred dollars worth five days of your life?
I had to laugh two weeks ago, before the election, when former President Bill Clinton was on the campaign trail for President Obama. He emphasized the importance of telling the truth for anyone running for president. How soon we forget the Clinton that got a blowjob in the Oval Office from a female intern, then lied about the encounters. He eventually was impeached for his efforts, then went on to give speeches about the sanctity of the office? How soon we forget.
When Hostess Brands bakeries decided to go belly up, some nitwits went on buying sprees to scoop up every Hostess Twinkie, Ding Dong, and Ho Ho they could lay their hands on. They were only outdone by even worse nitwits who then bought them on auctions sites at exorbitant prices.
We are a society that worships Hollywood award shows, the stars and glitter fashions we could never afford, or would even consider buying even if we could. We get titillated by phony reality TV. We blame our schools, our television, movies and internet for corrupting our children, then fail morally as parents ourselves. We are shocked when adults and children go berserk and go on killing sprees, news splashed across our screens in vivid color. We cannot accept intolerance, yet often preach it, subtly within the home.
Yes, the holidays are here and families gather in ritualistic fashions that somehow miss the mark. Here comes 2013.