Sunday, 28 March 2010

Wesentlichen Dinge: Loving Children

Es stimmt auf jeden Fall, dass man von wesentlichen Dinge abgeleitet wird. Der Journalismus (insbesondere Washingtonian Jounalismus) ist ein Echobox.

Bevor ein Leser irgendwas von den Zuständen im Siedlungsbau findet, muss er durch Meilen von Texten über wie peinlich dessen Bekanntgabe für Joe Biden sein müsste.

Anstatt die wesentlichen Punkte im Healthreform berichtet zu bekommen, redet man von große Geschichte – und würden einzelne Details ans Tageslicht gebracht, sind die aus eingeschränkten Sichten, mit allerdings ausführlichen Analyse des Tea Party vs. Obama Spiels. Wer hat eigentlich Zeit für eine dürftige etwa dreissig Gegenstimmen aus der Reihe der Demokraten (von irgend anderen Stimmen ganz zu schweigen)?

Edgar Allan Poe hat ‘A Dream within a Dream’ gedichtet, ohne zu ahnen, dass eines Tages mit Wörter und Worte, Ablenkung auf ewige Ablenkung bis in der Verstörtheit, das Volk zum Schlummern gebracht wird.

Was sind die Wesentlichen Dinge?

Is the outrage real that prompted the Holy See's cry of "witch-hunt"? The claim may sound absurd to some, but until every head of state is held to the same standard as the cast-off pervert in the park, the official statement from the Vatican has legal merit, meritorious or not.

What is a witch-hunt after all, than a mob chasing after a ghost? Politicians can voice their mistrust, but only when they instruct the judiciary to take action can they order a stand-down of the masses. I believe that's what is referred to as "law and order". It seems to me - the lay person - that The Church is more than just tax-exempt, and until the mob reaches critical mass, there will be no accountability.

Sympathizers say, in essence, that the Catholic Church is not the only refuge for pedophiles. I say, then come clean!

Then again, we are just talking about the institutionalized obfuscation of the ritualized butt-raping of our children. It could always be worse:

“We have shot an amazing number of people, but to my knowledge, none has ever proven to be a threat,” said Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, who became the senior American and NATO commander in Afghanistan last year. His comments came during a recent videoconference to answer questions from troops in the field about civilian casualties.

Ah, but those aren't really our children anyway, are they?

And in the category of dissidence cum cognitive dissonance, I submit to you the following utterance: It is bad, but it's a start.

If the start is bad, what kind of middle and end should one look forward to?

Whatever the first steps bring to fruition, it seems that Congressman K has completed his sellout.

I'm sure we just have the well-being of our children in mind, otherwise their cute little uninsured faces wouldn't adorn so many photo-ops.

I don't know if it has always been this way, but it seems as if we've gone from accepting the lesser of two evils, to supporting any and everything the greater of two evils is against with something akin to qualified-unbridled enthusiasm.

And what am I to make of this?
New Hampshire State Rep. Nick Levasseur has apologized for saying, "Anime is a prime example of why two nukes just wasn't enough," on Facebook.
Forget the bombing joke being insensitive to Japan; what about the insensitivity of the A-bombing itself?

Love of children is blind.