A New Low – In all the News

Today, looking at the Drudge report between stories about Iran, Government snooping, a threat to the internet and about the softball questions 60 minutes gave to Obama, the story that caught my eye was a story about a women who died of cancer but was heard yelling from within her coffin.   It really is not all that different than looking at endless puppy videos on YouTube, or frittering away time on Candy Crush.  Who wants to deal with the real stuff.

The real stuff is the stuff of the economy, politics, society, crime, war, terrorists, threats and the impact of history on our day to day lives.  We have become a society that has often mastered the ability to distract ourselves from the real stuff.  In a democratic society that distraction is dangerous.  The people in charge of keeping watch on the government in our country is us.  The constitution says so, “We The People”.  If we the people are not staying on top of things, being aware, being educated and fighting for freedom, then we will lose the freedom that has allowed us to become the most secure, and prosperous country in the world.

With cell phones, IPads, tablets, games, social media and the digital boob tube we have let the entertainment industry distract us and take us way away from what’s important.     If we as a nation were far less distracted, there is no limit to what we could accomplish.  We need to take our brains back from never never land.

Questions for Real Reporters

Are you tired of the media interviewing key government people such as Obama, Kerry, or Hillary and getting no information because the media refuses to probe into any real depth.  Let’s take this ISIS business for example.

Here are some better questions:

Why are we arming the free Syrian Army when their main goal is to get rid of Assad, not ISIS?

If we give arms to the free Syrian Army how are we going to make sure that they use it to attack ISIS?

How do you know those arms won’t fall into ISIS’s hands?

What makes you think that the free Syrian army wants to do anything other than help ISIS?

Don’t both groups want to kill Assad? Doesn’t that put them on the same side?

Won’t arming these people be giving arms to radical Muslims?

Will more Americans die because we are arming the free Syrian army?

Who is in charge of vetting these folks before we give them US arms and munitions?

How has the free Syrian army treated Christians?

Why does Secretary Kerry do everything he can to deny this is a war?

Why does Obama completely ignore the advice of his military advisers?’

Why are we sending 3000 troops to stop Ebola, but next to none to stop ISIS?

Is Ebola a greater threat to us than ISIS?

How are our troops trained in handling viral pandemics?

Doesn’t it put our troops in danger of catching the disease and bringing it back?

Doesn’t sending our troops, who are medically untrained into an Ebola hot zone put their live at risk and the live of Americans back home at risk?

Why does CBS, ABC and NBC not ask these questions?  Do they want Americans to be at risk?