“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand - and melting like a snowflake.”
- Francis Bacon

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Has everyone lost their minds? What part of coo-coo is lost here?

I never intended my blog to get political in any way, shape or form. But there is a trend taking place in American politics that is getting rather silly, to say the least, and frightening to say it honestly. Do we really think that our government is going to want to "off" grandma when she isn't productive anymore. And what's more important, do we honestly believe the the people of our country would stand still for such an event?

Do we really believe that the new health bill, if enacted, would be used by one party to deny members of the other party health care? Do we honestly believe that the American people would just stand by and watch our disabled killed to save tax money?

Why do we have men who are supposed to be men of God talking about killing and wishing widowhood on our president? Is this what reasonable people do? Don't these people know that sitting in on their sermons could be folks who have mental issues and may "take up the sword" of righteousness against another human being? You call this sane? Do you call this Christian?

Come on, people. Let's put on our thinking caps and get real. All of the accusations about killing the old and imperfect going back and forth would NEVER be allowed by the citizens of this country. Happily or not, most of our political wackos are armed with more assault  weapons to stop any of the above nutty ideas with a well armed militia if our government lined grandma up next to a guy in a wheelchair and was gonna "off" them. Have we lost our minds?

I see people with a good education and what used to be a good head on their shoulders playing into all of this stupid rhetoric. And, the worst part of all of this is that people are believing the cr*p and threatening the life of our president. Good grief, what does that tell you about the people who espouse the out-and-out baloney and what kind of morality lies within their hearts?

We had a war take place (and continue) that was totally uncalled for via lies told to us by our government. As a result, many thousands of young people spilled their precious blood on the sand of a county that couldn't care less about democracy or fairness or honesty. Not once did I read that someone wanted to kill our former president and I never saw the horrendous anger I see now over health care, of all things.

I think it's time for some of us to stop drinking the Kool-Aid and for the rest of us to take a pill. This is America. This country stands on high moral ground, or at least it used to. However, some of our citizens are losing their minds, and their good judgment, and saying things that are inciting others with mental issues to do things and say things that no reasonable person would find normal.

Get a grip. Read. Educate yourself. Find out the facts. And then, and not until then, make a statement but make it nicely and earnestly and like you have a head on your shoulders, not like someone who is high on some drug or who is filled with partisan Kool-Aid.

I am talking about BOTH sides. I guess you could say that I am a Demican or maybe a Republicat. Both sides of all of these issues need to straighten up and fly right, as my mom used to say. They need to stop being politicians and become teachers, honest teachers. Don't spoon feed to us what you want us to hear so that you can do your political strutting in DC. We want the truth, simple and plain so we can make our own decisions NOT so you can make them for us.


She'sSewPretty said...

Wow! Good for you for speaking out Mimi! I couldn't have said it better myself. Thank you!

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Good one Mimi! This has become so depressing!

Lynn said...

I'll tell you why. Our nation is full of stupid people. Have you seen Jay Walking?
That is the scariest thing!
I cannot believe the stupid emails I get from repugnicans.

Shopgirl said...

I never watch Fox news, but last night I did and it was eye opening.
I had no idea the lies that are being sold on this channel. And the truth untold on others.
What is wrong with us, are we just out of control as a nation.
Thank you Mimi for sharing. I believe that some of the powers that be want to distroy President O and the heart of this country along with him.
We the people, Mary

Becky said...

In my opinion, you are combining two different issues.

First, Stephen Anderson is a nut and NOT a good representative of the kingdom. I have come across his name before and it appears that he is very anti-government and pro-hate in many areas. His most recent escapade seems to be baiting police officers so he can then sue them. I absolutely would never sit under his teaching. The fruit of his life doesn't give credence to him being a faithful minister of the Word.

Discussing the current politics of our country, the bailouts, and the proposed health care are a whole different issue. I would hope that those of our country would never allow things such as euthanasia, but I won't bet the farm on it. It happened in Hitler's Germany - it began slowly and seemingly innocently(forced sterilizations, mercy deaths)and down the slippery slope it went. It appears to be happening quietly in other civilized countries. While there certainly are crazy claims with no basis for truth, we do need to examine where legislation could lead us and determine if we are willing to go there.

I certainly have no death wish for Mr. Obama. In fact, I pray for him to lead our country well. But as I have been reading the facts and educating myself on the issues, I happen to disagree with his solutions and find the direction he is leading us to be a bit scary. That doesn't make me a wacko; it just makes me a concerned and educated citizen who disagrees with him.

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♥Mimi♥ said...

Madam, you are a perfect example of what I was talking about in my blog post. People who are all worked up and jittery without any justification. If all one does is listen to FOX news or CBS or CNN or any of the others without taking the time to actually educate themselves all they are doing is allowing the media to spoon feed them cr*p.

If you believe that FOX news is not biased by telling the American people that our current president is going to kill grandma, you have been drinking their Kool Aid. NO MEDIA is totally without bias. That is why I encourage people to read and to educate themselves and to then form an opinion. Recently Glen Beck accused our president of being racist. Over 80% of his advertising sponsors have pulled their commercials from his program. Inciting people against our president to the extent that they may do him physical harm is a CRIME in this country.

FOX news is right wing. CNN is left wing. So, you are telling me that only FOX is correct? Madam, you need to do some reading and you need to take YOUR political opinion into YOUR own hands and for YOUR own opinion and not just regurgitate what you view from the comfort of your recliner.

If you believe that grandma is gonna be killed and the kid in the wheelchair will no longer receive medical care and the Democrats are going to withhold medical care from Republicans, I have a bridge to sell you. When do you want to see it?

Lisa said...

I agree they are hot heads and can sound very uneducated. You are right check your facts and make it a good fight!
Hugs, Lisa

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Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I almost didn't click on your post cause I like you Mimi & was afraid that I would read another post trying to scare the public & turn them against the President. Am I ever glad I braved it. You go girl!