In the comments of my last post I touched on the fact that part of the reason I've been online less is because some things going on in society really piss me off and when I see it, I get a little militant.
These are a couple of examples... don't listen to the first one if you're offended by f-bombs and the like.
Actually, you SHOULD watch and listen even if it offends your sensibilities because too many people are plugging their ears and closing their eyes and letting this crap slide.
This would be the Inaugural Rap by Jay Z and Young Jezzy. Think this doesn't have an impact? Jay Z is HUGELY popular, and happens to be married to Beyonce and they are both at the top of their game, in the celebrity world (aren't they cool??). If he's talking this trash, you can believe that it will have an impact on his audience - you ok with that? Thought they were all about "unity" - if that's what they consider "celebrating" and "coming together" we have NOTHING in common.
Start around the :56 second mark where Young Jezzy thanks the guy in Iraq for throwing shoes at President Bush... it just gets "better" from there:
Charming, no? President Obama should be so proud to have supporters like this.
Our second video is found on the home page of Mom Logic. Seriously. Is this not frighteningly disturbing? And the comments on that site are all about "how cute the girl is" and "how she's got it right!".
First, how much of a moron are you as a parent to set your kid up to do this? What kind of loving parent manipulates their child like this?
Second, where does this ANGER and rage come from? Why can't people simply disagree with someone else? Why does it have to turn mean spirited? I've never seen such bitterness - I can't imagine how miserable these people must be in their lives.
Adorable, right? Please.
So, this is the kind of stuff that makes me a little nutty. I don't give a rat's ass who you voted for but show some respect to a man who spent seven years of his presidency PROTECTING OUR COUNTRY FROM ANOTHER TERRORIST ATTACK. Oh yeah. Remember that little thing called September 11, 2001? That thing we all swore "we'd never forget"?
For whatever reason, there's an awful lot of people out there who think it's perfectly acceptable to sing "na-na-na-na, na-na-na-na, hey hey, goodbye" at an inauguration to the man who had your back so you could sleep at night without worrying that you'd be blown to bits on your next trip to the store. Shame on you. Not only for having bad manners, but for being so ungrateful. Like him or not, there's a possibility that you''re still alive today because he lived up to his oath to protect this country.
We have mayors who seduce (near) minors and refuse to step down from their elected position - and people seem to be ok with that too... So what if he lied? So what if a 42 year old man in a position of influence and power takes an ALMOST 18 year old to lunch (and ultimately has sex with him)? What business is it of ours?
If you're ok with this kind of world, then please, keep your mouth shut the next time you witness or read something that is morally wrong.
Wouldn't want to offend anyone.