I don’t get it. I have always considered CNN to be the most unbiased, fair, objective political news source. It’s not a complete GOP news outlet like Fox News. It isn’t a bleeding heart socialist news outlet like Huffington Post. So why is that almost every single article published on this website lately has riddled with commenters criticizing our government and our president in particular? Above is a screenshots of the top-rated comments, on this article about Obama’s gun laws, and in reference to the top comment, it’s because the article’s title was “Obama-backed gun bills considered a long shot in Congress”.
Why the hell are we electing these damn politicians people? Stop letting the media dumb down the news with “jobs” and other keywords that are easy for them to sell. Nobody gave a crap about the deficit a few months ago during the campaigns because it’s a much harder topic for the media to sell. But “jobs”, God I fucking hate that word now. All I fucking hear about is jobs jobs jobs, as if that’s the only measure of economic strength. Fuck all that. Nobody hears about how the politicians are all fucking liars, passing bills overnight and voting on shit without even reading the bills, like the New York assembly did last night with the gun bans, or like Congress did with the fiscal cliff bill. Republicans and Democrats alike, all fucking liars who only care about staying in office.
Give me unbridled rights. The American people should be able to own guns, get gay married, smoke weed, get abortions (privately funded, not covered by insurance), be nudists in designated areas, have free speech, free press, just fucking freedom, man. That’s what the Founding Fathers wanted. Let everybody do what the fuck they want unless you can PROVE that it harms someone else.
Give me liberty or give me death.
By the way, here’s the top rated comment and it’s top rated response on another article about the new gun bans, and let me say, Bravo:
I’ve got a leak in the pipe coming into my hot water heater. It is in the foundation so it is hard to fix. So, I’ve turned down the temperature in my hot water heater. It doesn’t fix the problem, it wouldn’t have stopped the water that has already leaked, and I know my foundation will continue to decay from the water that is still leaking, but hey, I’ve done ‘something’ and it makes me feel better about the problem. I don’t even want to think or talk about what really needs done because it is hard to fix.
We’ve got young people going on rampages and massacring children. I’m going to make it harder to buy guns. It doesn’t fix the problem, I acknowledge that it wouldn’t have stopped the killing that has already happened, so I know it won’t stop any more killing, but it makes me ‘feel better’ that I’ve done ‘something.’ I won’t even talk about the real problem because it is too hard to fix – and it might mean I have to admit I have some culpability in the problem.
The real problem isn’t guns. The real problem isn’t games or movies. The real problem is a decay in our culture that we’ve allowed to permeate the thinking of our children. And you are all responsible in some way.
I see kids walking around with their pants hanging off their bottoms like they got them as hand-me-downs from a short chubby cousin, shoe laces missing like they just got out of county lockup, and gang sign tattoos showing like they have ‘street cred.’ Very few of these are poor kids from ‘the hood.’ They are middle and even upper class children whose parents can afford to dress them better. Parents who could demand better behavior, but ‘enable’ their children to worship poverty and crime. Who let their kids listen to rap music performed by celebrities who’s claim to fame is their ‘street cred’ – their criminal activity and ‘gangsta’ associations. Our culture is one that worships poverty and crime. We worship drug using, wife beating, immoral celebrities. And even if we don’t personally, we tolerate it and ‘enabled’ our children to emulate that behavior. (The President has even entertained these ‘celebrities’ at the White House.)
But nobody wants to talk about that. We want to blame the guns. We want to blame the games. We do not want to blame ourselves for allowing our children to grow up thinking poverty is good and crime is the way to succeed. It is OUR fault. We are responsible for raising a generation of unmotivated, uncaring, insensitive young adults. But we don’t want to address the real problem because we would have to acknowledge our responsibility for it. No legislation by the government can fix the problem of irresponsible parenting.
So, we won’t fix the problem – but we’ll ‘feel better’ that we’ve done ‘something.’
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