CVN MEMBER CONTRIBUTION
WHEN DID AMERICANS BECOME SO APATHETIC?
By: Terry J. Sigmon (@MrExpect)
May 28, 2011
|September 11, 2001 - New York City|
Was it after we realized that America could withstand even an attack on our own soil such as happened on September 11, 2001? On that horrific day in 2001 and for many days following, most citizens of our Constitutional Republic realized that we were no longer safe from attacks that could kill thousands while millions watched. We even realized that our vulnerability created heart-felt fear, anxiety and doubt that our own government could protect us anymore. Many roamed the streets for days and weeks questioning if this was a sign that America had lost its’ mighty power…others believed it was the beginning of the end of time. For the families of those who lost lives, the agony and pain continued for months…even years and beyond, as they grappled with “who was to blame?” and “how could this happen here?”!
Lawmakers at all levels of government, city, county, state and in Washington, D.C. discovered an urgent need to cooperate in order to find common ground and to seek solace with the unknown and almost unbelievable series of events that occurred on that forever memorable day. In the words and writings of every media outlet, “…this day will never be forgotten- planes crashing into tall buildings, smoke filled skies, people crying from fear and amazement, screaming sirens and firefights moving in all directions- no, this will be embedded in the minds and souls forever and never to be forgotten!”
Once quoted by Rose Kennedy, “It has been said, 'time heals all wounds.' I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.” Maybe we are protecting our sanity by hiding the painful thoughts in the depths of our darkest minds- or maybe we have decided that pain is not worth suffering for any long period of time. When the question was once asked, “…are you stupid or just plain apathetic?”…the response was, “…I don’t know and I don’t care!”
Have we become a society filled with apathy and lost interest in the process or did we just decide to become dependent on the ‘state” to take our problems and solve them for us? Every day I hear and read about the masses in America, who say they don’t watch news because it is too negative, they don’t read printed articles because they don’t have the time; they don’t participate in religious or political activities because they are both old-fashioned and have no value; they don’t vote locally or nationally because it will make no difference; and so ‘they’ fill their days with routines to heal their pains and hopefully hide their fears. But, does this mean our problems will dissipate by thoughtlessness or be resolved by others?
Yes, we as Americans have forgotten, that is-- if we even ever read, what the settlers went through to start this country and, most importantly, what our brave Founders were willing to sacrifice in order to form “…a more perfect union…”, a place where men are free, even to stop caring. Each of us must introspect our own hearts and minds to determine when we stopped caring, believing, sharing, praying, trusting, giving, honoring, and fighting for what is “right”, what is “just”, what is “honest”, and how much is it worth to maintain our Integrity, Honor, Freedom and Liberty from tyranny? “Are you stupid or just plain apathetic…?”
Read Terry's Blog: http://blog.expectbsa.com/
NEWSBUSTERSSchieffer Calls His Anti-Reagan Book ‘Accurate,’ But Admits ‘It Is Not Entirely True’
by Brent Baker
May 29, 2012
|Bob Schieffer on Face the Nation|
Accurate, but not true. It took 23 years, but on Sunday morning’s Face the Nation, Bob Schieffer contended “everything” in his 1989 book, which provided a derogatory look from the left at the Reagan presidency, was “accurate” – yet “not entirely true.”
The leading title of the book published in January of 1989, when Schieffer held the role of “Chief Washington correspondent” for CBS News, The Acting President: Ronald Reagan and the Supporting Players Who Helped Him Create the Illusion That Held America Spellbound.
The title matched the condescending view espoused by liberals at the time who attributed Ronald Reagan’s success to fooling gullible Americans through theatrics so they would accept conservative policies with which they disagreed and were supposedly detrimental to them.
Schieffer’s comment came during a May 27 Memorial Day weekend segment with Time magazine editors Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy, authors of The President’s Club, and Robert Merry, author of Where They Stand: The American Presidents in the Eyes of Voters and Historians.
Schieffer set up an exchange:
I think one of the lessons that probably all of us recognize is that if you -- I wrote a book once about Ronald Reagan. It came out the month that he was, that George Bush was inaugurated. The book, I think, everything in the book is accurate, but it is not entirely true, because we didn’t know at that time that the Soviet Union was going to fall in. I don’t give Reagan credit, total credit, for that but certainly his policies had a part in it. I think you really run a risk when you start trying to judge a presidency too soon.Schieffer didn’t even wait for the end of Reagan’s time in office before sending his formulation off to the book publisher for printing.
Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/brent-baker/2012/05/29/schieffer-calls-his-anti-reagan-book-accurate-admits-it-not-entirely-tr#ixzz1wFlgQw4C
What's News: Catholics Suing the Feds or the Latest Idol?
Friday, May 25, 2012
It's hard to deny that the fact that the Catholic Church is suing the United States government over Obamacare's contraception mandate is a huge story in comparison to a pop culture event. Is the media giving the story the coverage it demands?
MRCTV went out to ask Americans if they had heard of the lawsuit and, for example, who won American Idol?