Today's Glenn Beck show was a very somber yet thought-provoking one. Living, breathing, sentient beings are turning against one another, and for stupid, idiotic reasons. Since when did we think it was good for the Republic that we be fighting amongst ourselves, instead of uniting together again like we did on 9/11 & 9/12/01?
Unfortunately, our priorities are all fouled up. The man-on-the-street interviews done by many TV hosts show the sad state of intellect and knowledge that is going to be the death of this country if we don't wise up.
Glenn makes a great point about this very subject. Why is it that "The Jersey Shore" has record-breaking ratings for MTV, yet most of the viewers of these shows cannot name many elected officials when shown their photos? Why do we ALLOW ourselves to become so focused on the "Entertainment Tonight" shows of the world, yet refuse to pull our heads out of our asses long enough to at least pay attention to some of what's going on in the real world.
I mean, I understand the need to escape every now and then, and then there's the Schadenfreude of watching fools like Snooki, Paris, and the Bachelor, but sooner or later these same folks are going to wake up and be shocked into reality, asking "WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED TO MY COUNTRY?" Dude...you might not have been so surprised if you had been paying attention all along, and perhaps becoming involved to whatever extent for which you can find the time.
After all, if we have men and women in uniform fighting and dying on battlefields around the globe for your very FREEDOM to be so ignorant about current events, the least you can do is make yourself aware of what's going on in the world...outside of reality TV, that is.
As I told a friend once, "You say that you are not into politics, but whether you like it or not, sooner or later politics gets into you." It's attitudes like these that make most Americans believe Sarah Palin said "I can see Russia from my house," yet have never even ONCE heard/saw the video of Pelosi saying "We have to pass the bill so we can find out what's in it" referring to Obamacare.
It is a truly sad state of affairs, and I'm afraid society will fall if we don't get our acts together... like YESTERDAY!
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Tags: Glenn Beck, Law Enforcement, Degradation of Society, Priorities, Politics, Eroding Morals, Values, Ethics, Anarchists, Cop Killers, Security, Front Lines, 9/11, 9/12, Unity, Union, Bipartisanship
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