With all that's going on in our country, we have to face some ugly truths if we are serious about changing things.
If we ever expect things to get better, we have to be a lot more astute and proactive as citizens in finding out what's really going on in our world as opposed to seeing only what the corporate/government-controlled media wants us to see.
I recently read an Associated Press article where President Obama weighed in on the Penn State child sexual abuse. Here's what he had to say:
At a news conference Sunday after the APEC summit in Hawaii, Obama said college athletic programs are fun and can be important. But he said the excitement they generate shouldn't get in the way of protecting vulnerable youngsters. And he says the lesson is that when people see something wrong, they have to "step up."You can read the whole article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...
What really struck me about President Obama's statement is how ABSOLUTELY HYPOCRITICAL he was being. Just earlier this year, the Obama Administration sided with the Vatican by directing the Office of The Solicitor General to apply the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 to protect the Vatican from prosecution for child sexual abuse and the subsequent cover ups facilitated by Pope Benedict himself.
How can President Obama, who has two kids, take this position? Even more troubling is why aren't more people outraged about this decision and/or with the Catholic Church committing child sexual abuse WORLDWIDE? I thought that as a society, MOST of us shared the same "line in the sand" where the safety of children is concerned. "Hurt kids and you are going down" is what I believed was our society's attitude but that no longer seems to be the case.
Is this how far we have fallen as people? I hope not.
I have read through the main provisions of what President Obama is calling a "jobs bill" but don't see anything that will make a positive impact on the problem of unemployment.
This diary is my common sense take on the debt ceiling talks and political maneuvering that is destroying the working class and poor people of this country.
This diary entry came about as I pondered why more people are not protesting against the neo-colonial occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan. There is a pattern of lying that I thought regular citizens could easily see through in this day and age but our government brainwashing apparently runs much deeper.
I am astounded that people are accepting this crappy, deceptive piece of legislation that is a giveaway to the health insurance industry.
America, I need your attention.
C-SPAN continues to inspire me with its programming. I was watching a Book TV interview with Paul Escott, author of "What Shall We Do With The Negroes?" and got quite an earful...
My satiric, yet true observation about the sexually confused contingent of Republicans who speak out the loudest about denying others their rights.
My observations on the power structure that we continue to accept.
My perspective on the state of journalism