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…it is unfortunate that this type of imagery would rear its head during something that is supposed to be a time of world unity.

-The deputy director, George Wu, for The Organization of Chinese Americans—In response to the team photo of the Spanish Olympic men’s basketball squad in which they make tasteless gestures depicting those of Chinese decent.

           

Bad judgement guys. 

I’m not one for poking fun at or mocking one another, but the way many in the larger news-media go about reporting the supposed news (not to exclude a good majority of the clowns who end up in the news)—is enough to remind me of a television program I watched while still in elementary school called Romper Room (please forgive me, I didn’t know any better).  The show was rather childish and for good reason—it was for little kids.  

And so is much of today’s reporting is selective reporting—which would be generous.

The stuff that sells is sensationalism, bigotry, man-bashing, hyped up stories, and meaningless crap.

World unity—please!  And sillier yet—we are gullible enough to think it’s even a possibility.  We have Islamic terrorist groups mocking and threatening America around the proverbial clock and no one bats an eyelash.  We have a Middle East steeped in hatred.  Need I say Darfur?  And what happens when radical Islamic terrorists strike again?  It will be our fault—of course.  Not only will the world community point the collective finger at us when it does happen—a good many of us will say the killers were just and right to do so because we are bullies—pornographers—rich and greedy—ruining the ozone layer—or whatever. 

And we are.

They all are not—of course—they’re angels.

A world wide crisis isn’t some childish and insensitive basketball team acting like a bunch of three year olds.  Today I read that the Spaniard men’s Olympic basketball team participated in a photo shoot in which they were foolish enough to make gestures with their hands in conjunction with the corners of their eyes (like 92 percent of us haven’t done something on the same level at some point in our lives)—and it turns out to be enough to cause a worldwide crisis.  I’m not excusing racial slurs and the like, what I am saying is—grow up.  And if you are an Asian friend of mine (and I have some), you know I don’t typically poke fun at anyone.  I have been made fun of for worse and it hasn’t stopped the world from turning.  Seriously, you’d think the sky was falling.  And the double-standard is killing me.

Newsflash—world unity hasn’t happened, isn’t happening, and isn’t going to happen.  The fighting has only escalated since the Tower of Babel how many eons ago—and any semblance of peace usually is for nothing more than the cameras that capture it.  I believe in world unity less than I would believe Paris Hilton was just named the new international spokesperson for the Girl Scouts.  The picture ruined it all guys.  Thanks for nothing.  There goes world unity

If we had world unity before the photo shoot I must have been sleeping in a cave!  I’m no Bush nut, I can think for myself—there have been, no question, some stupid decisions and some flat out wrong turns the Bush people have taken.  But I am still an American.  America is, and will continue to be, more than George Bush.  And the same goes for Bill Clinton, Ann Coulter, Jesse Jackson, Rush Limbaugh, or dare I say it—Barack Obama the anointed one (he’ll get us world unity, don’t you worry).  Let’s quit polarizing one another just because we aren’t exactly like one another and let’s stop pretending that there aren’t bigger problems than stupid photo shoots, George Bush’s supposed failed presidency—or the liberal and conservative tags we just can’t wait to put on eachothers’ backs as soon as we are given the chance.

Billy Joel was right after all.

We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world’s been turning
We didn’t start the fire
Though we did ignite it
But we tried to fight it

And you thought George Bush number 43 was supposed to fix it.

I know—Al Gore would have solved all of our problems.

Jesus Christ, the Son of God—walked the earth some two-thousand years ago and he didn’t stop the madness.  Jesus showed us how to make a difference in the short time we are given, and ultimately provided the way out of the mess— if you weren’t paying attention.  Jesus, when you consider who he was and what he accomplished, made George Bush and even Ghandi look like the rest of us. 

The headlines on Yahoo and every other whacked out news site exists to get looks—if you don’t believe that you need to get your head checked.  They put up controversial subjects, better put, teasers—with just enough to push our hot buttons and get us riled up and clicking away.  It’s not working for me—every other day the damn site has something about how to know if your partner is cheating.  And when it’s not about cheating it’s about some supposed Christian setting fire to an abortion clinic.  Am I the only one with a stomach ache?  Please guys—it’s getting old and way too predictable. 

And who says man-bashing doesn’t sell as much as sex? 

When it isn’t sex the media is selling—it’s anything controversial that divides people, even if it is reminiscent of something from the aforementioned Romper Room.  The Spaniard team could have poked fun at us Americans and it all would have been fun and games.  But they poke fun at whoever else and it’s a worldwide crisis.  And if America is so horrible—why is half the world willing to risk their lives trying to get here?  I’m no nationalist—I am a Christian—it’s no contest for me.  Jesus wasn’t from California, or Ohio for that matter.  God doesn’t rise or fall with America.  But you know what—even though I don’t have an American flag under my pillow doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate this country I was fortunate enough to be born in.  I am sick of seeing the land I love being treated as the evil empire.  America has much too long been the whipping boy for spoiled brats who insist on being politically correct or flat out idiots. 

Save it.  Call Al Gore and ask him to move to the other side of the world with you and start a movement for all I care.  Poor China.  I feel so bad for them.  And about the 12 year olds the Chinese have tiptoeing up and down the balance beam—if they were Americans there would be an international panel commissioned to investigate.  Maybe we should have the Spanish players hung in the gallows at sunrise to make an example of them so that we can get back to solving the problems in the way of world unity.  My question has remained the same since I got out of college twenty years ago and started reading the news most don’t report—how much news is written merely intended to sell papers?  Why haven’t the news outlets ever lifted the lid off of the trash can regarding China’s true self?  Why not let the world in on the news about all of the people (including hordes of Christians) that the Chinese government has continued to have conveniently silenced by sending them off to a nice cozy prison camp (and in many cases brutal execution) for attempting to practice their idea of religion? 

I mean, if you want world unity—wouldn’t a great place to start be religious freedom in oppressive countries?  Some things aren’t going to change.  For starters—the real world crisis’ and what they truly entail are not going to be reported by Big Media (they are in bed with the enemy).  And secondly—world unity isn’t on the horizon—it’s a farce.

For more on the true China and a genuine crisis, visit:  The Voice of the Martyrs

It’s way past time we got the truth about what qualifies as a bona fide atrocity.

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