When will people understand
that two wrongs do not make a right.
that two wrongs do not make a right.
"The ability and proven success of self-publishing will serve as the precedent for the ability to self-broadcast. The next colossal casualty of the Internet Revolution will be the major TV/cable networks." The Trends Journal * Winter 2010
"Apart from its focus, the range of Big Broadcast's coverage of all major life-shaping issues is limited to the spectrum of conventional wisdom. They can be counted on to dutifully support government positions on war, terror, crime, drugs, foreign policy, health and economic agendas. Under the pretense of "open" debate, they feature the same fraternity of predictable pundits." The Trends Journal * Winter 2010
When you read these quotes that I took from the Winter 2010 Trends Journal, and apply them to what media is portraying over this horrible event in Tucson, it's easy to see that the Big Broadcasters have their script and once again, are ready to point fingers.
Lets take a look at who they are pointing at:
"One veteran Democratic operative, who blames overheated rhetoric for the shooting, said President Barack Obama should carefully but forcefully do what his predecessor did.
“They need to deftly pin this on the tea partiers,” said the Democrat. “Just like the Clinton White House deftly pinned the Oklahoma City bombing on the militia and anti-government people.”
Another Democratic strategist said the similarity is that Tucson and Oklahoma City both “take place in a climate of bitter and virulent rhetoric against the government and Democrats.”
This Democrat said that the time had come to insist that Republicans stand up when, for example, a figure such as Fox News commentator Glenn Beck says something incendiary." POLITICO.com
"Among the many details emerging about alleged Tucson shooter Jared Loughner are his economic views, and it seems he agreed with the End-the-Fed crowd. According to the The New York Times, he told a college classmate that he was against the dollar and wanted to replace it.
In that, Loughner and Ron Paul (R-Texas) are on the same page, not that Paul has any connection to what Loughner did. But as commentators have been pointing out repeatedly since the tragic shootings, the tone of today's political rhetoric seems to appeal to some individuals who may be creeping close to the edge of sanity." DailyFinance>com
"Mr. McGahee, the algebra instructor, said that after he went to school officials to complain about Mr. Loughner, he was told by a counselor that Mr. Loughner had caused problems in other classes and had “extreme political views.”
But one classmate, Steven Cates, said he had tried on occasion to engage Mr. Loughner in political discussions, with no luck. He instead liked to talk about philosophy, or logic or literature, Mr. Cates said. He added that one topic that Mr. Loughner seemed to be obsessed with was the American dollar.
“He had talked about not liking the currency,” Mr. Cates said. “And he wished that the U.S. would change to a different currency because our currency is worthless.”
Some people who study right-wing militia groups and those who align themselves with the so-called Patriot movement said Mr. Loughner’s comments on subjects like the American currency and the Constitution, which he posted online in various video clips, were strikingly similar in language and tone to the voices of the Internet’s more paranoid, extremist corners." NYTimes.com
"Now, of course, it's time to cue the rhetoric that always arises -- as it did with 2007's Virginia Tech shooting -- about making certain that politicians don't dare infringe on the rights of the gun industry to earn profits. An example is Ron's son, Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who is quoted in Monday's Wall Street Journal saying "the weapons don't kill people; it's the individual that kills these people." My guess is that without Loughner's Glock, the six people he shot to death would probably be doing fine right now. In a tragic irony, Giffords is herself a supporter of gun ownership." DailyFinance.com
So let's see we have to blame: Ron Paul, Glenn Beck, Tea Party's, and of course, not enough Gun Control and Milia's. The media has been able to connect none of these parties to Jared Loughner, but they must somehow be to blame.
And let's not forget the references to the bombing of the Alfred P. Murra Federal Building and all the finger pointing that went on then. But what hasn't been mentioned YET was Joseph Stack III, who flew his plane into the Internal Revenue Building in Austin, Texas on February 18, 2010. Another INDIVIDUAL who was just fed up with trying to deal with Federal Employees and their unreasonable demands on him.
Try as they might, the media was not able to connect Joseph Stack III with any of the above mentioned groups because Mr. Stack left behind a document explaining his INDIVIDUAL actions.
This brings to my mind something I have heard Gerald Celente predict over and over again, "When people loose everything, they loose it."
So who should we be pointing fingers at for this HORRIBLE event? Maybe the politicians themselves should take the blame. How about government employees as well? We have far more deaths occurring in this country today by their hand than the SOLE INDIVIDUALS who, for whatever reason, loose it.
The Preamble of the Constitution states, "By the consent of the Governed". If those elected to Represent refuse to listen, than who's to blame when an individual blows up? The sad and horrific thing is that someone would even feel they had no other choice than to kill. When will people understand that two wrongs do not make a right.
U.S. REP. GABRIELLE GIFFORDS VOTES TO OVERHAUL TROUBLED ASSETS RELIEF PROGRAM (TARP)
My heart goes out to those who lost a loved one in this event and to those who were injured.