Monday, December 2, 2013

Paging Santa...

Paul Walker is second from left and played character Brian O'Connor
Not the next musing I thought I'd be sharing with you. When I read about the loss of Paul Walker from Fast&Furious, I was saddened but not shocked. He liked speed. I can't knock the guy for that. He liked cars. Can't fault him for that, either. He liked the combination of the two and had the money to afford the fastest cars. (shrug) Again, if I had the means...
But then the media started in, and that's when I started feeling more...unsettled.
At first, the typical sensationalizing didn't bother me all that much.
CNN spread rumors about the possibility of another car [sarcasm]love that factual reporting style[/sarcasm].

I hadn't bothered to indulge in news articles from other organizations I know are even worse at fact annihilation, only skimming headlines as they came across my news readers. Until I saw this Westboro Baptist Church announcement that included a tweet from WBC:
The furious God cut off Paul Walker! Thank God for His condign wrath! WBC to picket funeral. @RealPaulWalker
Even as I write this I am chastising myself for giving these people one second of recognition. Their wrongness is so blatantly and outrageously unconscionable my brain doesn't have a single tool to process it. Therefore I write it out to you, you lucky set of rare individuals who for some reason continue to come here to read my ramblings.. So, since you're here anyway... I wish my pleas to understand how such criminal behavior can be socially supported weren't simply rhetorical questions. I wish a sane mind with the authority to strike down this hate organization that mocks the goodness most people hold within their hearts about their faith would show up. Just show up, stand up, establish laws that support doing the right thing, and be done with it. I wish, I wish, I wish... Isn't Santa supposed to be listening right about now? If I could ask for only one thing for Christmas, it would be to erase WBC from the memories of its current members and from the rest of us so it never existed nor would again. I could probably be good forever for that one.

Soooooo Santa ........ - are you listening??

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