"The price of democracy is to have to suffer fools."
In large part, the conservative far 'Right' in the United States has been nothing but one big fool, and if you're in that ilk I offer no apologies. Coming back from Atlanta last week I had a choice of national syndicated radio talk shows covering political fodder, and I heard nothing but a conflagration of baseless fear that was purposefully stoked by the show host and callers, almost all of it shooting down our President.
The issue of today's school speech by President Obama should have received an "It's about TIME a president spoke directly to our youth and talk about the value of an education and hard work." But noooooooooooo, it seems like we have a plethora of morons in this country that just have to twist it into something political and decidedly 'other' than what it is, among other things accusing the speech of holding a socialist agenda....
Uh, let's see....stay in school, give it your best effort, know you'll have hardships, but know that with knowledge you are empowered to potentially change the world...if that's socialism then I'm a socialist.
Some parents are keeping their kids out of school today. Some schools are refusing to air the speech. Uproars decry 'hidden' political agendas and White House manipulation. Thanks to the overriding factor that the average citizen not can't but WON'T exercise their own brain to make their own decisions, many have simply jumped on the conservative bandwagon with their torch and pitchfork posses that quickly used fear-mongering to spread lies...boldfaced lies, at that.
Read the upcoming speech HERE (click on the word). I read it. YOU read it and tell me one single thing inappropriate about the speech. Anything. Fact is, it's a wonderful and well-written message, and inspiring, to boot.
It's a crying shame so many citizens choose to do ANYthing to attack President Obama. The conservative "Right" is getting more and more obnoxious and zealous, and I imagine sooner as opposed to later more of us will stand up to it and shout 'ENOUGH ALREADY!' and let the President do his job. To me their behavior is disgusting, and if I didn't know any better (or maybe do?), there is a large silent group that refuses to accept we have a black President.
Harsh words? Just my truth as I've personally witnessed it time and time and time again. Today's school speech is an elixir, but don't we all know there are some grown-up 'children' who refuse to take their medicine.