Everything we love in this country has been blown off by our supposed leaders for some time now. It’s terrible to be cynical, but I think it’s a natural reaction to being told that nothing matters, nothing sticks as if it is worth fighting for. A person can’t have outrage unless they believe in something, and we’ve had every cynical game in the books played on us. I think the feeling people are having is that if even life itself is just something to exploit for a political agenda, then count us out. Politicians and media, if you’re going to take us for a ride if we show we care, then we’ll just stare ahead and not make contact with you slimy carnival peddlers prostituting everything we love.
I don’t know the answers. I don’t like any of the options.
As much as I felt for the grieving families, I just didn’t want to even think about Sandy Hook because I knew it was being exploited for politics. And it’s hard to view ANYTHING differently than that, because the media people who are setting the narratives and doing the supposed reporting are all trying to take us fools for a ride. I think we don’t trust them and instinctively withdraw our emotions from their agenda.
It sounds cold. I don’t know what other response makes sense when there just isn’t anybody who deserves our trust.
I’m not going to joke. I just feel an empty spot in the pit of my stomach. But I want to be with others who “get it”, who understand how tired I am of having life and liberty deliberately trampled under by the foreign enemy combatant in our White House who then expects us to shed tears and jump on board his bandwagon so he can tear down even what’s left. They’ve told us this country is not our business, and I’m really tempted to say Boston is their problem; it’s not our business; any of the things that could have been done to make things safer have been shouted out by us for so long and we were told to shut up. It’s their bed, now let them lie in it. Just stay away from me and the people I love. Let us protect ourselves and just leave us alone.
Like I said, not something to feel good about, but it is what it is. And it’s all anybody will be capable of if the politicians and media throw away everything of value while telling us all to go to hell. You can’t muster up feelings when you’ve been forced to give up everything that matters.
I can’t even earn a wage without being forced to help subsidize somebody like that baby butcher Kermit what’s-=his-name. And they want me to be outraged over the senseless loss of life in this attack? I think if I was with the people I would feel for their pain. But when all I have is the media that lies with every breath, I don’t think I can do it. Or at least it’s a struggle.
I think we’re numb. Don’t want to laugh, and have forgotten how to cry.
Your post 111 is the best thing I’ve read on FR for a VERY LONG TIME. It was like you were reading my mind, but you articulated it so well. BRAVO!
Well said and I agree with you. I wish things weren’t as they are but you nailed it - it is what it is.
Try praying. to God as you understand him. Yell, curse, beg, plead, and repeat as needed. Do the next right thing- no matter what you fear. Prayer without action is dead. Find your faith. may God give you, exactly your heart
I know what you mean. Although I knew about the shooting as quickly as everybody else I kind of ignored that news to the point that until last weeks gun control fiasco I never actually knew what the term "Sandy Hook" meant. In fact I often confused it with the hurricane "Sandy" whenever I did hear the term. That's how out of touch I allowed myself to get on that issue. Just as you said, I also knew it would turn into a political circus, so I blocked it out.
I think if I was with the people I would feel for their pain. But when all I have is the media that lies with every breath, I dont think I can do it. Or at least its a struggle. I think were numb. Dont want to laugh, and have forgotten how to cry.
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You hit that nail on the head. Thank you, butterdezillion. That post deserves a thread of its own.
That post was purely awesome.
I, though, am not so numb as to give up on what this nation has to offer. Maybe it’s because I lived in other countries for awhile an I know how much I love this one.
Maybe it’s because I am relatively maybe younger...since I’m 43.
Maybe it’s because I look at my great niece and I think, “I want her to know the America I know.”
And we live in Illinois... but in the rural area.
In 2010...we voted for a Republican Senator and Congressman. I feel Kirk is somewhat of a turncoat now... but let me tell you ... when I was a kid ...even THINKING about pulling the lever for a Republican was UNHEARD of.
So... you listen to the media and they tell you that you are powerless... but WHAT DID WE ALL DO A MERE 3 YEARS AGO????
We put conservatives in Congress.
So while your post is excellent. I don’t want to hear it.
Today is my 43rd birthday. I was born on income tax day.
You and yours... you will PULL yourselves up by your bootstraps.
You will do what I do and call your representatives. You will write and send letters to your representatives. You will write letters to the editor of your papers.
We will NOT give up.
And maybe you don’t go to other places on the internet... but there ARE conservative voices out there. The Kermit Gosnell story IS reaching folks and even hard core liberals are disgusted by it.
And if the bombs left you numb today... watch the tapes again. Look at the Americans who were running and who TURNED AROUND and ran to the bomb area, without ANY regard for safety to help their fellow Americans in a situation that had to be absolute carnage.
If THOSE people can turn around and get blood all over themselves to assist people who were blown to bits.
The LEAST you can do is call or write your legislator about an issue dear to you.
The left has tried to do much to make conservatives feel like they are wrong, evil and powerless.
We are not.
We are correct. We are just. We are powerful.
The Romans had a phrase, which I cannot spell, (but only pronounce), so I will state its meaning: The outrage of atrocities are weakened only by their repetition. This has always haunted me. You are right, we are being weakened to a point of accepting the unacceptable. We are becoming interior people, afraid to speak up, to take a stand, and that IS unacceptable.
Thank You. In shock here too.