Wednesday, March 31, 2010
I truly love this country - there, I said it! And isn't it amazing how indoctrinated we have become by the "main-stream media" that to say this demonstrates that we're racist, or sexist, or homophobic, or we resort to violence, or that we are dangerous? But we never get the opportunity to say our side of the story, or the fringe element (and there is a fringe in every group) is somehow determined to be the representative of what we believe, feel, or act. I watched demonstrations from the right and left in the past couple days, and it is night and day on how the groups handle themselves, and how the media handle the coverage - it's a shame, but that doesn't mean you don't keep trying, and I believe that's happening, through social networking like facebook, through virtual marches, through blogs, and through our voices, as the main media outlets have continued to prevent all sides from speaking. Recently, there have been a spate of protests at Conservative speaker presentations, and instead of the uproar, that we receive when someone criticizes someone from the left (such as President Obama - with "you lie" - which actually was the truth, as the bill was changed in the next week, but none of us heard that from the media) - as protesters don't have a right to speak, these protestors against Coulter and Rove, et. al., were cheered on by the media. But we're seeing some "change," as we talk, and listen to those who supported Obama and his plans, privately- away from cameras, are having doubts about this process. With the passage of Obamacare, in our workplaces there were no cheering as there was for his election, with some even saying, they didn't want to talk about it. Maybe we're seeing the first signs, of change we can all believe in. And it starts in November 2010, and the end of this nightmare in 2012!