Short Attention Span Theater
Yesterday afternoon, while flipping channels around bowl games, I watched a fair bit of VH1 Classic. They had a five-hour, commercial free concert - originally from October 2001 - to raise money for the families who lost loved ones in 9-11 and to recognize the heroism of the First Responders. Clapton, McCartney, Bon Jovi and dozens of other top flight acts were there.
The first several rows were filled with police, fire, EMT and others who worked tirelessly after 9-11. Behind them were family members who'd lost loved ones.
As these things usually do, it got me thinking - a sure recipe for trouble.
On 9-12 and for about three months following our nation was stronger and more united than at any time since Pearl Harbor.
Today our nation is weaker and more divided than at any time since the Civil War. Why?
Politicians of both parties are more interested in scoring petty points against each other than trying to work for the betterment of our nation. The news presented on TV - whether on commercial or cable - is slanted to reflect the views of the news division. All of this is designed - accidently or purposefully - to divide us and keep us weak.
As an aside, have you noticed how Bin Laden and Zawahiri are like Stone Age Shamans? Their point of view is that they need a human sacrifice - of anyone but them. And if they are such brave and strong leaders, how come they're still shitting in caves?