Yes, I am.
I’m still sick and feeling crappy. My cold has migrated from my throat and invaded the sinus and ear regions. I can’t taste anything and am pretty certain that I sound like Donald Duck when I talk. My diet consists of Thera-Flu, crackers, and tea.
Bedtime has been rather early each evening (about 7pm), but I thought I’d stay up and share some not-so-coherent thoughts with my favorite blog readers (that’s you!).
A tragedy occurred yesterday in Tuscon, Arizona.
If you haven’t heard about it, don’t bother to turn on the news. The Media Machine is set to “spin.” You’ll discover no truths there.
Basically, what happened is this: A complete nutjob opened fire on a group of people who were in attendance at an event called “Congress on Your Corner,” which was hosted by Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.
Six people were killed. Many more, including Rep. Giffords, were wounded severely. They are all in my thoughts and prayers, and I hope you’ll put them in yours.
While I was driving to and from school today, the local talk radio station I listen to played sound bite after sound bite of media spin, each more inflammatory than the ones before. Each attempting to place blame where none is deserved.
The idiot who committed this heinous act is a psychopath. He has a documented history of
deviant behavior as witnessed by family and school-mates. I refuse to put his name on my blog because I don’t want search-engines to find my post in such a way. Everything I’ve read about the guy gives me the creeps. Including his mugshot.
And nothing I’ve read makes me want to blame any political party or organization.
Still, many are up in arms, blaming guns, the media, the left, the right, the liberals, the conservatives, the Tea Party, etc., etc. But why didn’t anyone report his behavior to the police, for godsakes?
Too few are actually blaming the guy who pulled the trigger.
Our government is entirely too interested in making us dependent, complacent, and irresponsible. Our liberties are being stripped away, and with that removal comes a lack of a need for personal responsibility. If the government takes care of everything, why ought we care, right?
Before I get too fired up, I’d like to know what you think. Are these two, personal responsibility and liberty, related? Will removal of one denigrate the other?