I long ago stopped reading secular newspapers and watching the news. I figure if it's something that affects us, Pewsitter or New Advent will post it or the bloggers will pick it up. It's nothing but the propoganda of mean-spirited religious bigots.
Yesterday,I picked a Herald lying around on a table while waiting for my salad with chicken and feta and this story blew me away.
For those of you outside of Boston, the two characters involved are both former Speakers of the House, both democrats, both got prosecuted for abuse of power. Tom Finneran for some kind of redistricting scheme and Sal DiMasi for taking bribes. I don't know the merits of either accusation - but both were convicted. Tom now has a radio show and Sal is awaiting sentencing.
Finneran, is a prolifer and for the most part during his tenure he did what he could to protect unborn children.
DiMasi on the other hand, was an enemy of the unborn. He didn't just rake us over the coals, he was spiteful. There is no love loss between prolifers and Sal DiMasi, but nonetheless, this article is a pathetic indictment of where the media is taking the animus and soul of our country.
The village idiots are being desensitized to innate virtues, including compassion, by pitching class warfare.
Finneran was expressing compassion for a family he observes going down the tubes. A colleague, and presumably a friend of his, struggling to pay the bills and provide for their children.
Is this some kind of etiquette on compassion I'm unaware of?
When giants fall, we are suppose to laugh at and ridicule the compassion relatives and friends express towards those who studied in school, driven to achieve, who now find themselves unable to provide for their children?
How cheap and contemptible.
Yet, Casey Anthony, a woman who killed her daughter and got away with it, is showered with affection and compassion in the press. Charlie Sheen's drug addict and pervert show is a national sensation. Murderers, drug addicts and drunks are cultural heroes of the idiot boxes in our living rooms.
I that decent, honorable people won’t/don’t go into politics.
I also worry about the village idiots being desensitized to innate virtues – including compassion – by pitching class warfare.
The venom is just really shocking and sad for our country.
Something’s got to give.