Sunday, January 29, 2012

Pointing Out The Facts

Ok I am not at all the conspiracy theory type. But I am very tired of the way the media collectively decides to cover or not cover certain news stories.

My current point of contention is with the lack of coverage of Governor Brewer (Arizona) putting her finger in President Obama's face in a contentious exchange. This is not about politics. I am not a Democrat stepping up to defend the Liberal side or, a Republican rushing to the defense of conservatives. In all actuality my point of view is only coming from the perspective of respect.

I am absolutely enraged that anyone would feel justified in showing such blatant disrespect to a person holding the position of President of the United States. It is disgusting and irreverent. Everyone from every party should have condemned her actions.
This is not my image. It was copied from the Arizona Press Action

After the State of the Union address, I was very much impressed by the gentleman who gave the Republican rebuttal. He started off by paying respect to President Obama and complimenting him on the things  he respected about him. And then he launched a full on assault on the president's methodology for fixing the problems in the nation. That is a constructive way in addressing he problems you have with a person's actions.

I cannot imagine trying to lead so many people who hate not only your political philosophy, but also who you are. This situation is just one more example of the fact that racism is alive and well. There is no way that I can be convinced that this woman would have walked up and put her finger in the face of  President Bush or President Clinton. Her reputation is not one of physically getting in the face of others and disrespecting them. She did that because she looks down on President Obama. Her complaints about him were that he spoke with her with a condescending lofty voice? On what planet does that give you the right to get in someone else's face and point your finger?

Why is there not outrage and admonition for this woman? Why does the media choose to ignore and gloss over actions such as her's and the senator that yelled out and interrupted him by calling him a liar in his previous State of the Union Address? We live in an era where any and all behavior is scrutinized 24/7 by news media outlets. The fact that the major networks gave this story 1 minute of coverage was by design. They spent MUCH MORE time talking about how Mrs. Obama crossed a line (unbeknownst to her) and disrespected the the Queen Elizabeth by touching her. Even though it was in a totally congenial friendly way.

In closing I will leave you with some quotes on inaction. I think we all have a responsibility to speak up when we think something is wrong. I make a lot of people uncomfortable by bring up issues that others choose to ignore, or speak about only with like-minded people. I'm not looking for a fight. I'm just trying to grow, understand, become less ignorant, and find others who are doing that also. God Bless.


A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.
John Stuart Mill

Chaotic action is preferable to orderly inaction.
Will Rogers

I never worry about action, but only inaction.
Winston Churchill

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
Dale Carnegie

Iron rusts from disuse; water loses its purity from stagnation... even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.
Leonardo da Vinci

The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of making a mistake.
Meister Eckhart

There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction.
John F. Kennedy

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