We Are Not Outraged
Blame your political opposite, rather than acknowledge that in this country, we have a problem with violence.
(Joe Stack flew a plane into a building with anti-government, anti-corporate, “communist” intentions.)
And it isn’t isolated to people in our nation.
We spread the guns.
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The media is outraged. The only way to get on a political talk show is to be so angry you’re entertaining. Never forget this, that entertaining news programs are not news programs, they are entertainment. You’ve obviously decided what kind of angry ranting you enjoy these days, Olbermann or O’Reilly. Decide and watch and agree. Or watch the other guy, and drink whiskey, and yell.
We are not outraged, but the media shows nothing but outrage. We mock the National Enquirer while the NY Times publishes rumors of sex scandals and the TV media talks South Carolinian politicians’ affairs.
A terrible thing happened yesterday in Texas, and the more we focus on anti-government terrorists the more power we give them. The majority are sane but worried. We are a nonviolent society, we will never pick up arms against our fellow Americans. There is a crazy, violent minority in this country that likes to rant about the Constitution while trampling on other peoples’ rights. They are neither right nor left. They are amongst all of us. They are not really playing politics, they’re playing “messaging,” which is another way of saying “they’re so deep in Kool-aid they breathe sugar and talk Red 40.” They spout only rhetoric and think only in talking points.
The populist rhetoric from two alternate propagandist views of modern America in his suicide note is proof enough that he has no basis in reality.
Blame is what got us to this point. Pay attention just for today to everyone who is complaining about people unlike them. Worse things have happened.
These people complaining about everything, blaming everyone but themselves, are disgusting. It’s hard, selfless work to be informed enough to stay quiet, and humble, and human. These people are gullible enough to think killing people will make America or the world any better. They must be met with an equal dedication to nonviolence.
All violence, creating a sense of a lack of security, is terrorism. Terrorism exists to distract us from our greatness. If Haiti was God’s will, then fear is the terrorists’. Ignore terrorism. Do not embrace the fear. Do not act from fear.