Inspiration for this mainly stems from the tragic shootings in AZ on Saturday.

He speaks some truth (Olbermann; video posted on my wall); call those in higher positions of ‘help and best interest’ into account for the imagery they use in their speeches to ‘rally’ folks; although its mostly Tea Party members and right wing conservatives, people need to held accountable for what comes out of their mouth, metaphorically or jokingly, because you never know how someone will take it. As Proverbs 18: 21 says, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.” Take account unto all you do. I can’t see the future but now we can’t agree to disagree without bullets, threats, and safety. We, as a country, are falling apart. Now more than ever it’s time to include ourselves from those who’ve excluded us and our rights, but it comes at a time of fear…a dark cloud of danger, racism, religion, and a higher sense of moral reality. He even reprimands himself for a comment he made against Sen. Clinton — just LISTEN. Its past the moment of teetering on domestic vandalism and threatning mail; after all, we are the country who, after Bush was elected to his second term, spray painted and vandalized cars of known Republicans. Now it seems the Tea Party and extremist are hitting back hard and making it almost impossible for people just to survive day to day without fear of domestic terrorism and violence as well as persecution. Gone are those days, when, it was cool to ‘agree to disagree’.

But why? Why are some of us valued lesser than others in the eyes of the people who promise to bring us through? Not all African-American’s are lazy and shiftless, although some of us are, not all, so when we’re disfranchised by the majority in decisions made to benefit those around us, we’re angry. Have been for a while. But now, its not just a racial black-white thing; other minority groups in this country are taken for granted and often stepped on as well. If I’m not being truthful, who is mainly represented in the house and congress (besides Obama)? Sure, we have some political minority figures who are doing a great job in seeing that the people who put them there are represented, but then there are the people who run of the fuel of hatred, lies, stripes and stars and the motivation to only help those around them by setting up bars and obstacles that make it somewhat impossible for minorities to try and overcome. Not saying that “the man” is always keeping people down, but take a good, hard look at this country; who has access to what and how does it benefit them as opposed to the folks who are “on the outside looking in”.

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This is by no means a personal, racially motivated to take up as a Black Panther party but I would like for us to reconsider, in this age, what the words “by any means necessary” stand for today. Not taking anything from brother Shabazz but when someone actually breaks the fence of the “long time coming” political violence, where does that leave the people who had their side of the fence blown open. This tragedy can either help or hurt us as a nation; it can bring us together to fix this mess left by oil-driven, C plus Yale students or it can permenatly divide us and send us faster into a sinking oblivion. Like I said, this isn’t personally motived by race, but if you take a look around, not too many things AREN’T.

I can’t front; when I heard the news, I was strolling the warm, tropical waters of South Beach with my friend and saw an uploaded link to facebook from a friend of mine, who went OFF behind the motives. Rightfully so. It’d been on my mind all day and when I returned home, it shocked me how desensitized I was to it. But I prayed for Congresswoman Gifford and all involved. Whatever you have to do to prepare yourself for this world, just remember, don’t become OF THIS WORLD in an attempt to understand and live in it. Some things, we’ll just never understand. But this…this was motivated by hatred, politics and God knows what else. I don’t know where this leaves us, besides our current state of mourning, but whats important is the foundation of the aftermath that follows. Time for waffles.

Just something to think about as you go through your day.

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  2. MacGregor says:

    Nothing you say has anything to do with the Arizona tragedy and/or today’s political polarization.

    “As Proverbs 18: 21 says, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.”

    The funny thing is that you don’t understand the hypocrisy that you preach. The shooting had nothing to do with “right-wing” columnists, commentators, political pundits, etc, but had all to do with a disturbed monster who thought so little of others lives that after his rampage he would gleefully smile in his mug shot.
    What folks like yourself and Olby don’t get is the incessant ratcheting up of rhetoric, the non-stop bashing and attempts to write-off, discredit, and label as evil, bigoted, sexist, racist, etc, that they fuel another fire in America today.
    Look at the media tactics in the wake of this horrible incident; credible shows repeatedly bringing up Sarah Palin, liberal pundits outright blaming Palin and conservatives, before virtually ANY facts were known.. Now that they are its just another shining example of the bias and illogical mindsets that permeate those on your political spectrum..
    Should we get to the bottom of this act of violence? Yes.. Should we take an objective look at AZ gun laws? Yes. Should we absurdly and despicably use this tragedy as an opportunity to score political points or push a specific agenda while the victims are still in critical condition? No..

  3. Junie La says:

    It said inspired. Inspired by. Not ‘oh here are more facts about the tragic shooting’ and it’s no hypocrisy if you’re address an already boiling over issue. I, like the rest of America, was more interested in Gifford’s state pf health than the countless experts who babbled on about Jared’s mind state, the whole Sarah Palin target issue, etc. To date, so I wouldn’t get it misconstrued, I’ve only listened to Olbermann’s video, Sherrif Dupnik (who was more on point than anyone) and Anderson Cooper.

    Please don’t push the whole “oh they’re left-wing” folks who live to destroy the right-wing conservatives. In fact, I’m fed up with both parties. But it has been shown again and again that Beck and O’Reily are not that objective. Again, I said RANT. This was written Sunday morning, 4 hours after Loughner was taken into custody, before the whole “I was gonna kill that bleeping lady” quote came about. His mug shot is as disturbing as Manson or the BTK Killer, Dennis Rader, who resurfaced in Wichita after 30 something odd years.

    They (news outlets at the time) didn’t have a lot to go on so with Gifford’s being a Congresswoman, they went with political motives. Jarde’s Youtube rants didn’t help either. So? I quoted the Bible and talked about the fed up and disenfranchised. I also talked about violence and this mess of a world we’re leaving for the innocent ones like my niece and nephews. I broke into other issues, but it was inspired by these tragic events. Not to have any moment of fame because that’d be madd immoral but to just say something. And my last entry was in Nov. so it’s been a long time coming.

    Everyone I know was like “oh that sad; let’s pray; thats tragic; thats the tea party for ya” but I just wanted to put things into actual words. Only monsters capitalize from death and despair. We can’t forget the victims, and they need to always be remembered and honored but it’s like everyone who disagrees with this with this ‘rant’ is making it seem like it’s some random attack when it may have been, and he might have only been fixated on her, but the ripple effect was sooooo much more.


    But if I misspoke (which i’m pretty sure…) in saying the GOP is responsible, hell, for months, the GOP has been denouncing the acts and statements of the Tea Party. Gun control? Yes. But the harder you push to mandate things, someone is going to find a loophole or a faster way to get around them. (i.e. the gov’t recent attack of blog/torrent URL seizure). No side, red or blue, is innocent. I said that. I just happened to name the opposing and more offending party.

    But I won’t apologize for my stance.

    • MacGregor says:

      Duly noted that this was written shortly after the incident. I respect that and respect your opinion.
      I guess we can simply agree that more important than “understanding” the murderer, is caring for and honoring the murdered and injured.
      But, senseless acts such as these, whatever they may be motivated by threaten our system and our freedoms, and when people with bully pulpits spout off pushing theory or their individual political leanings we must push back on them. Its like when Mayor Bloomberg was asked who may be the attempted Times Square bomber and he said probably some white guy upset with the new health insurance reform bill. In my eyes Sheriff Dupnik and the likes did and do more to ratchet things up even further when what we need are moderate, level headed voices. I also believe its inappropriate to lump Orielly in with Beck, I have studied them both extensively and although Bill O is a commentator who is sometimes arrogant and loud, he’s MUCH more fair and rational than you’d think.

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