posted on Aug, 25 2005 @ 12:54 PM
I was wondering something very similar this morning, although not specifically in regards to Ms, Sheehan. It seems that at some point recently, the
power of words has become more 'weighted' than the power of actual physical force.
It seems that people get more upset and angry when someone says something, than they would if they got punched in the face. People's opinions
and the free expression thereof, are causing more of an uproar than killing! Is this because we're at war and we're somewhat 'numb' to the
killing. Is it only then that our words have more power?
Since when has speaking our minds become an unacceptable thing to do?
Since when has standing up for one’s beliefs (if it goes against the government) been perceived as a despicable crime?
Since when is calling for a halt to death unpatriotic?
Since when can a person’s opinion create anger so bitter as to make instant enemies?
When did words become more significant in ‘attacking’ someone than a physical action? There are people hitting, beating, killing and raping other
people. Why do Ms. Sheehan’s words hold so much more weight than those acts?
She’s not committing a crime. There may be some question about her motives and her tactics in some people’s minds, but she’s not really doing
anything wrong. Why do people hate her so? Why do they give her so much power?
The rage I witness here on ATS directed at Ms. Sheehan baffles me. Why the rage? So what if she offends someone? We all offend other people. It’s
not the end of the world. People take offense at the silliest things sometimes. But she’s not hurting anyone. Sticks and stones, ya know?
When did this country get to the point that a little lady, speaking of her dead son and her desire for an answer, could turn the people into vicious
I can’t believe it’s just her or her message. So then I ask, what are you really so furious about?
[edit on 25-8-2005 by Benevolent Heretic]