Hello again ATS!
Awakening early this morning, the instant pounding and pulling I felt in my head informed me that I had slept with my neck in an awkward position.
Thanks to the headache, I had to restructure my morning activities. Normally I would immediately shower, grab some tea, relax for awhile and then
After all of that I would begin doing chores and playing on the Internet intermittantly.
Today, however, I grabbed a Pop Tart ( to put something solid in my stomach ), grabbed a glass of tea, eagerly swallowed two Excedrin Migraine pills,
and came to the computer to sit and wait for the medication to begin to relieve the pounding in my skull.
As a means of passing the time, waiting for this to happen, I started reading the news. My usual venue for news is raw AP feeds. But, once in awhile I
will type in MSN or Yahoo and see what the fluff stories are. Since deep thought and headaches are not good bedfellows, I went for fluff.
One of the circulating top stories on Yahoo was about an ISIS / ISIL threat to Americans. In the summary I saw the words "scrub your social media" in
the summary and immediately clicked. Sure enough, this article says that the FBI and DHS have advised all stateside military ( and presumably anyone
else ) to scrub anything and everything that terrorists might see as inflamatory to them or their cause from their social media accounts.
Here is the page so all can see
My mind went through the thought again and again. We're being told to stop offending terrorists. The reason we're being told this is that the
terrorists might show up at our front door and kill us on US soil. We are being told, quite nonchalantly to unburdon ourselves of that risky and
dangerous thing called Freedom of Speech because some terrorists, who don't ascribe to the right, might come along and kill us where we stand.
See... NOW the whole things hits me as very personal. Not good.
Furthermore, as I am sitting in a rage/shock state of mind - I see that the page also includes a picture of a Tweet from Good Morning America ( the
source of the above story ) noting that 59 years ago, today, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white person and sparked the Civil
We are being instructed to practice cowardice - and to add insult to that we are shown an example of extreme courage???
I don't know about the rest of you, ATS. But I live in a neighborhood where ISIS/ISIL wouldn't make it two blocks after firing shots before they found
themselves pinned down by automatic weapons fire. Normally that's a hassle in day to day life. But sometimes it comes in handy.
I am NOT going to "scrub" my social media posts to make sure that no terrorists might find offense.
I am NOT going to abandon my First Amendment Rights because George Stephanopoulos shows a huge grin while suggesting I do so.
What hidden message or intent comes with a call to cowardice that sits beside a figure of courage???
What say you ATS? What sort of mind frack are these folks trying to pull???
edit on 12/2/14 by Hefficide because: clarity