American Arrogance?…No, Couldn’t Be…


Date: July 21, 2006

Sometimes, you just wonder what people are thinking, when they do this…

…but, a short while ago, I had the displeasure of watching programming, on one of the conservative, 24 hour news channels….which, will go un-named…

“Financial News”…the talking heads appear…a panel of four, along with the host…

The topic?…”oil prices, stocks, and how the mid east turmoil is playing a part in it”.

Quite intriguing…how on the left side of the screen, you have the talking heads, grinning ear to ear, as they are introduced, while on the right side of the screen, you are “treated” to a horrible, video parade, of foreigners who’ve been shot, or blown half to pieces, being rushed away for medical help, as people scream and cry….

“The middle east has little to do with oil prices…it is China’s amazing growth, which is causing oil to skyrocket in price”, says one expert….as the rubble of former buildings, are shown…

“Trader speculation, means that a lot of people will pull out, every time a scare from the middle east happens….which makes this a great time to pick up on undervalued stocks…This is where the real money is made”, says another…as an unconscious, human being is being carried off, in a rush…onlookers crying and screaming…

“Sorry you died [or at least had your leg or arm blown off] Ali Habubu”…wouldn’t that have been a little appropriate?…I guess not…

…”but, damn this makes good programming!”

Faceless people, from the other side of the planet, suffering inhumanities…and it is all fodder for financial wealth gain speculation…

I wonder how many of the several people shown, are dead….

I would not appreciate having my own, brutal death, broadcast around the world, and then reduced to…that!…

American arrogance….Yeah, I think I can see it…

Note: The quoted comments in this post were paraphrased, and are not word for word quotes. They do represent the mood, sentiment and message of the conversation accurately, however.

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