Tuesday, January 11, 2011


All summer and early fall the news media and many areas of cyberspace informed us of how angry the American people were. Were they reporting facts or merely stirring up trouble? I never felt angry. Instead I wondered why those of us that love this country, and took the time to vote, were not giving our President and Congress positive reinforcement in helping them to do the business of the people. Now I am angry! Angry at the happening in Arizona. Angry that the people of this country seem to have so little interest in and compassion for the brotherhood of mankind. I could write a very long commentary on my feelings but instead I will merely quote Pogo:

"We have met the enemy
and he is US"


Rugs and Pugs said...

Doris ~
Pogo sure hit the nail on the head. Very sad what happened in Arizona. My heart goes out to the families.
Hugs :)

weaverpat said...

It's a shame the news media sensationalizes the loud and violent, and the quiet sensible people are seldom heard.

We seem to feel so superior to other countries where one faction or another is always trying to overthrow the government by use of force. Is that what our political system is coming to???
Has the lust for power become so important that we have lost our sense of compassion and moraity???
What has happened to cooperation and compromise??? We are victims of aggression....our own.

Julia said...

I've been waiting for somebody to bring up the subject of this unspeakable crime since it happened and you are the first that I know of to walk up to the plate and express your sentiments about it and how it affected you.

Insanity has always been around since mankind began but when innocent victims get caught in the crossfire it's even sadder.

So many lives have been shattered and I think that the government and the law makers are partly to blame for what they allow to go on.

I have seen some shows on TV that glorify angry and arrogant people who have no concern for the law and no respect for anyone and this is allowed to be viewed by millions of people of all ages and someone makes money with this trash. I don't watch much TV and can't remember the name of the show in question.

I think that the whole countries, yours and mine and others need to get down on our knees and pray to God to help us get our country back to a sense of decency.

I'm positive that if the whole country as a whole would ask God for help in the name of Jesus Christ, that God would deliver on his promise to give us what we ask for. I guess I get fired up too when these horrific things happens, no matter where. Sorry for being so long winded. JB

katie said...

Praying for all the families affected.
Julia I agree with you, well, the others also.
II Chronicles 7:14 says."If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will Heal their land.
We can't give up.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Thanks for this thoughtful post.
Pogo is a wise little fellow.