….is the most enlightening part of almost any story. Oh it doesn’t help you to understand the story. No the comment sections give you insight into why America and by extension the rest of the world is the way it is. Just today while reading one of the online sites dedicated to news aggregation there was an article about the Boston bombers listening or looking at a website called “inforwars.com”. The host of the site is Alex Jones, conspiracy theorist par excellence. The article itself was vague and without real facts except that it was reported by AP, someone involved in the bombings “took an interest” in the website. What exactly does that mean, he was there everyday, multiple times a day, multiple times a week, a month or two or three times in all? I have clicked on articles and found myself on the Huffington Post which I consider somewhat like stepping in dog feces. So saying one or both of the bomb suspects were fans given that piece of information is like saying Mitt Romney is a fan of president obama because he spoke to him on several occasions.
No, the article wasn’t very thought provoking but the comments, now there was a gold mine just waiting to be stripped. We have the conspiracy theorists, the sceptics, the trolls and the naive all there in glorious technicolor (that includes language of the blue, purple and black prose). I’ll give you just a sample with judicious editing because some words just will not appear here ever. When they do you’ll know it’s time to lock the old girl up and throw away the key.
The theorist:”Would those bull^*)# theories include the existence of the Bilderbergs’ power or do you think it’s just the name of an old hotel in Holland? Are the Bohemian Grove rituals nothing but bull$%#@^ he filmed on a set? Open your eyes! The word “police” has become a verb and Jones points it out.
The unbeliever:”I know! It’s what I’ve been saying too! Also, if you google, ‘tiny alien dogs takeover’ and scroll to the 17th page, you’ll see PROOF that tiny alien dogs are taking over! Total proof!”
The ostrich: “poor deluded Tom….wants to believe the big bag govt is after him. geez” (who apparently can’t spell or use punctuation)
The nasty old battle axe: Poor child, when you find an old man, you might be a lover for a while, but after a couple of years sex is only a 1 year event.. in the winter when it freezes hard. then later on you become his daily diaper changing mommy.. (being a nasty old battleaxe myself I recognize the prose…….I just try to keep it on a higher level than filth)
Mr. Clever: “jones is a phuqing lunatic who needs to get laid more often or better meds” (He is so superior to us all. Figuring out how to spell a truly nasty, foul and disgusting word to get past the computers rule against vulgarities. So clever. Makes one wonder what other rules he skates around)
There are others of course. Some better, some worse, some even courser believe it or not.
So what’s the point? The point is that these people are representative of the citizenry of this country. These people for good or ill make up the country. Now it would be true to say that many people don’t comment on news stories on line, but the fact is so many of those who do have such divergent and disparate views makes it apparent that there is nothing short of cataclysm that will bring them together. We’ve heard all about working together for the good of all. In school they force children to work in teams to create the ability to work with different kinds of people. Most often what we find is that one child does the assignment and the rest of them skate by on his work. Teachers see it all the time but are hamstrung now to do anything about it given their restrictions and guidelines passed down by our “elitist” Education Cabal.
Unfortunately we have people in leadership positions on the left and on the right who seek to divide Americans from each other. Some do so by their rhetoric, others do so to remain in power. Keep the people busy fighting among themselves and they won’t pay attention to the implementation of laws to deprive them of their God given, Constitution guaranteed rights. Keep them focused on each other and they won’t see the abdication of responsibilities and confiscation of property that will surely bind them to their “betters”. Blame the people on the other side for government decisions made by those who have no loyalty to their party or platform once they’ve achieved their ends. Make monsters out of those who disagree, to distort the message and demoralize the average person. All of this works in the favor of those who refuse to acknowledge the laws of the land, including but not limited to the president, his administration, Congress and the federal bureaucracy.
We have been played ladies and gentlemen buy master manipulators. We have become what they have desired. Selfish, insecure, emotion-driven, ill mannered, bores with delusions of relevancy who listen to no one but those they agree with. We claim anyone who criticizes us “hates” us. We want government to make life “fair” and “balanced” but refuse to make any effort our selves to create the lives we desire. We buy lottery tickets, go to the casino, watch reality programs all hoping for a get rich quick miracle. We live for beer in the fridge and “soft porn” on the TV provided by the movie channels to make our sad and depressing lives survivable. Is this why our ancestors left their native lands. How would they look at us today, with disgust most likely. All of their sacrifice, all of their pain, all of their hard work for what? So that you can go home and drink yourself into oblivion watching things you’ll never see or do (in many cases that’s a good thing) in real life.
We are our own worst enemy. We stand in our own way and in each others way. We are the problem. We are also the solution. Unfortunately for us there is no longer a 4th estate to point that out. They have gone over to the enemy and I do not mean one political side or another. No they have given up their search for truth, their objectivity, their intellectual honesty to those who will use them for their own nefarious schemes. Too bad for them…….so sad for us.