Weapons Of Mass Destruction Have A Face

Giving-Pledge-Words_thumbNothing better to push me to write than a big ole “Happy Anniversary” from WordPress. Yep, it appears that I entered the Blogosphere 4 years ago today. Time flies when you’re having fun.

In the spirit of writing, today I would like to touch on the power of words.

Remember this old saying:  “Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Yea, it’s the biggest piece of BS ever written. 

Words are capable of growing, changing and spreading. They have even been known to influencing our world, for good or evil; and they have the power to hurt us directly or indirectly through others. Today more than ever.

I never thought about a word being “alive” but when I think of words spoken through history, written down and passed through generations, they seem to resurrect when read or spoken today.

For instance, when I listen to the powerful speeches of John F. Kennedy and Martin Lutherimages King, Jr. I can feel their words reaching out and raising me to my feet some 50 years later. That folks is how it’s done.

The words of these men were delivered with such strength and passion you could practically feel a gentle hand on your shoulder. Today it’s more of a shove.

“Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country” ~ John F. Kennedy

Now, let’s fast forward to today…..

WTF

We are living in a time were our words, whether truthful or lies, courageous or weak, kind or hateful, have the ability to be heard, in some cases by the world, within seconds of leaving our minds via our mouths, phones and computers. We have the POWER!

Instead, we allow the Media to abuse their responsibility by silencing the good and sensationalizing the FUCKERY.

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

On the heels of the Republican “Debate”, I have been struck by a revelation regarding the power of words and the authority they can have over our lives. As a firm believer in our First Amendment, Freedom of Speech, I am stunned at the recent abuse of its power. No doubt good ole #1 crumbled itself up last night and headed for the nearest incinerator before the first commercial break. 

Why have we allowed this to continue beyond the F I R S T hateful message?

Why have we allowed O N E person to shine a spotlight on the worst of us?

Why have we allowed the media to continue to sensationalize this mess?

Why the FUCK aren’t we in the streets stopping it?

27b4ea021f2c548371dc500bc8733282The answer to all of these questions is Complacency: a feeling of being satisfied with how things are and not wanting to try to make them better.

Although I don’t believe we don’t want things to be different, I do believe we have become a society of dependent thinkers. A group of people who want someone else to fix things for us and a society that frowns upon people who take it to the streets to protest injustices. Sheeple 

In the end, we have no one to blame but ourselves. When we get the urge to point fingers, we better head to the nearest mirror.

Honestly, I’m not afraid of terrorist attacks, ISIS, bombs, mass shootings, Mexicans, Muslims or any other fears that are fueling our current hateful fire, but I am very afraid of living in a society that promotes, encourages and allows it to be exploited. That is some real shit to fear. 

“Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can’t, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.” –Robert Frost

Today, the most powerful weapon of mass destruction has a face. It’s orange, with bad hairfc5599bb6bbe9b95d7634a5793bc58e7 and a vile mouth. It uses words to fuel anger. It uses words to feed its ego. It uses words to divide this nation. It uses words to make others feel small, and worst of all it’s CONTAGIOUS!

This is our biggest threat and it didn’t cross a border, it was created by the Republican party and grew into the monster it is by our complacency.

The good news is there is a way to put an end to this shit show; stop participating in it. Unfortunately, we have become a nation addicted to crazy, so this is not going to be easy. 

Enjoy the Ride … on the Crazy Train.  All aboard!

 

 

 

 

16 responses

  1. Sometimes I get the feeling that we are all just circling the drain.

  2. An excellent post! I do think the media cover the Trumpet as they do because we love to read sensational material. We are dulled to stupefaction by the everyday bombardment of dreck, so in order to break through the crap, the media must resort to the sensational. Sanders is dull. Clinton is only interesting when she is found with her hand in the cookie jar. The Trumpet is constantly providing grist for the media mill. They love it and we eat it up — out of boredom if nothing else. We are to blame, but we have been successfully stupefied by the media that are slowly putting this society into a deep trance..

    1. Can I get an AMEN!? It’s aweful

  3. Words now kill. Words also dumb down our society. When has America every heard a presidential candidate curse and say they would punch someone in the face? Not since complacency and the reign of the Kardashian mentality.
    Great points in this blog!

    1. Oh don’t even get me started on the Kardashian’s…or as my mother calls them …”short whores with big asses”

  4. Sometimes it seems like this whole election is just a constant cycle of Daily News headlines …

    I hard Donald Trump quoting FDR and JFK the other day. I’m not quite sure how my TV survived it.

    1. I’m glad my ears didn’t hear that…I’m sure it was a struggle.

  5. Happy Bloganniversary. This post is spot on.

  6. This is what a generation brought up on reality TV with people being mean like to watch. Unfortunately politics shouldn’t be entertainment.

    1. No it should not! It’s just horrible.

  7. I’m with you. Words can wound leaving quite a gash. Trump quoting past heroes sticks in my craw. I ask myself, how did this happen, and still find it hard to truly believe he’ll be our next president, I’m not thrilled over Hilary, or anybody…I’ve never felt this way before.

    Congratulations on your anniversary. Life With The Top Down is one of my favorite sites. 🙂

    1. It’s embarrassing and awful and depressing.
      Thank you!

      1. But what you wrote was grand. Bravo!

  8. Scientific American has a good analysis of why Trump cons so many into voting for him. In a nutshell: our brains believe people who say surprising things in an inappropriate setting. If you’re at a country music concert and the person next to you says, actually, I prefer Neil Diamond, you believe him or her. Why lie about such a thing? People are sick of politicians saying what their handlers say we want to hear, and then sticking it to ordinary people. In this context Trump seems utterly honest and refreshing, BECAUSE he says horrible things.

    He’s not running in my party, so I’m willing to let the tawdry run its course — but if he’s nominated, I’ll be making get-out-the-vote phone calls.

    I completely agree with you. Accepting lies, vulgar insults shifts our moral compass out of a moral zone. Thanks for this right-on rant. Cheers —

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