Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Vengeance

Men of integrity, by their very existence, rekindle the belief that as a people we can live above moral squalor.

John Gardner
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Where are the men of inegrity? Who is standing up and speaking out, loud and clear, against the moral squalor that is sweeping the country?

There's an untold number of death threats against Casey Anthony, any one named Casey Anthony and anyone who looks like her. There are threats against all of the jurors who found her not guilty, against those with the same names as the jurors and anyone who looks like one of the jurors. There are web sites against Casey Anthony where thousands of people have spit their rage. There's a TV news person who still calls it "murder" and refers to the Anthony home as "the crime scene." That person should be ashamed of herself and quit the air waves. There's a lawyer who says that Casey Anthony should not be allowed to make any money from an interview or a book. Why not? She's in serious debt. Where is she gong to get the money? There's a pastor who says we should forgive her. For what? He draws a parallel with the victim who forgave the Nazis. Where's the connection? All this hatred, vengeance and venom illustrates the feces smeared bottom of the American character. It's beyond disgusting

Are people so angry, frustrated and bewildered by the awful condition the country is in that they have to take out their feelings somewhere so Casey Anthony provides a simple target? If so the target of their threats should be against the brain stalled, cowards of Congress who would deprive the American people of the Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare, Veterans Benefits and other vital programs while holding on to a financial theory that doesn't work. How can a government be so brutal to its own people?

Vengeance is one of the worst passions human beings can be fooled into. It was revenge that motivated Osama bin Laden, it was revenge that brought down the World Trade Center, it was revenge that began the War in Iraq, it is revenge that motivates terrorism, it causes road rage, fights at children's ball games and domestic violence. It's vengeance that prevents progress and forward motion in the affairs of the country. Where are the men of integrity? Are they cowards like the conservatives in Congress? Am I the only one in the land who is shouting to call off the witch hunt and stop taking vengeance on Americans, stop taking money from where it isn't and start looking for where it is. Is there any place still left in the United States where there is no moral squalor?
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Never give up.
DB - The Vagabond
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SUMMER QUESTION

It's a long, hot, sticky summer, so here's a hot, sticky question for you. Don't let the recent New York State decision rob you of your thunder.

Same sex marriage. Should it be legal or not? If so, why? If not, why not?

dbdacoba@aol.com

10 answers so far.

You have until the last day of summer, but don't dally.
I eagerly await your answer.

DB
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2 comments:

Arlene (AJ) said...

Wow what a fantastic read, your words I believe say how the majority of us feel.

Hope you are surviving the heatwave hitting everyone this week.

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Did not follow the trial, so cannot really comment on the results.