Okay Income Insiders…Joni has to admit being a “news” junkie, full-fledged.
Now I’m compelled to make this post only because I’m struggling with the news of the day…
Do we show the dead pictures of Bin Laden, or don’t we?
I’m really embarrassed to say that I even let myself get swept up with all of this.
However, I questioned myself and I’m having a hard time coming up with a decision. I have gone back and forth – weighing different things and different beliefs.
And I still don’t know.
Here’s a guy who took so much away from the USA; people, families, children, workers, businesses, security…
….and replaced it with fear – doubt – anguish – turmoil – mourning…
Now that he’s been hunted and his evil finally released from this earth, is that something we as Americans need to see? Is it not good enough just that our government told us that they are sure by 99.9% that it is him?
I think for me that’s where the problem is. I could care less about seeing a picture of a dead man that needed to go that reeked so much havoc on our soil.
The problem for me is that I do not trust our government. And I know the media plays right into the hands of what’s going on but actually I’m thankful for that. Only because we need to be informed somehow. Again, I don’t trust our government.
I just never know what parts they’re leaving out. I think if we all knew the truth, the real truth, we’d probably be in the streets holding up signs, protesting and fighting for a freedom just like in the Middle East.
But we are not given that chance; We’re told what to eat – where not to smoke – how to bring up our children – not to wear anything patriotic – not to promote the real meaning of Christmas – how we don’t know how to create jobs and so on and so on…while people are allowed to protest at OUR soldiers funerals with THE most disgusting – vulgar crap I’ve ever, ever heard. That’s okay for some reason. What the hell? It sickens me that one or two people can say “I’m offended” and the entire country bows down…get over it. If you don’t like it…go live somewhere else. Really.
You know, since this is a business site I have to say this: In a very sick way, Bin laden lived his life fulfilling his purpose and living his dream…to kill as many infidels as he could. He was supported by many. Now, here we are wanting to live out our purpose and dreams in a very productive and helping way…but are we supported? Hell no. The more money you make the more you’re penalized…
When are we going to say “enough is enough?” What will it take? Seems to me someone is setting us up to fight against each other…but why?
Anyway, I’m not one to follow the politically correct bull shit. It doesn’t belong here. We as Americans are smart. We know how to make our way. We know what works and what doesn’t. We care about each other and everyone in the world.
But somehow the average “Jack or Jill” doesn’t have a voice anymore…well let me remind them if it wasn’t for us, there wouldn’t be a government now would there? No tax money…awe…no tax money to keep them up and running….
I feel by posing this debate in our government about Bin Laden, it’s pitting us as Americans against each other and poisoning our minds.
In closing, I’ll probably never come up with a good answer about those photos. We all want to avenge the families of 911 and all the suffering we silently stood by watching and praying for, pouring out our hearts, letting them know we care but also, if our government was honest like it used to be…I wouldn’t be posting this.
Man, how times have changed…and not for the better.
Leave a comment below if this has hit you as hard as it did me…I welcome comments from all parties…but really, drop the party bull shit. I want to hear from just the average Joe…nothing rude, cruel or condescending please.