I watched Real Time with Bill Maher tonight, and of course the most talked-about topic was the Bin Laden killing. What struck me first, was that it
was absolutely the only topic discussed on the show, which is rather unusual. Being that it's a panel show, with 5 guests, many topics are usually
discussed. Anyway I don't much care for Maher's commentary that often, or the childish slant some of the topics take (left vs. right), but rather I
watch because the panel can have some good insight from time to time...
But no, only Bin Laden and the proximity topics like brief torture discussions and the ever present "Who gets props for the killing?" 'discussion'.
Then, what struck me once more, and actually rather terrified me, was the rather brutal realization that we are becoming a nation of complete
hypocrites, even more so. Not that I ever fall for the "right/left" paradigm anymore, or subscribe to either mind you.. it's just that I was terrified
to see the way they talked about the killing. Bill Maher went on bragging for Obama, how awesome he was, how incredible he is. He joked about how
great it was that reports say Bin Laden was shot, while unarmed with his hands up. Remarking how great that would be. He even talked about how some of
the K9's used in the raid, or rather just in the unit, had their front incisors replaced with titanium. He then went on to show a Bin Laden's head
exploding over-and-over while reciting action movie cliches. It was basically this disgusting and horrifying display of glorifying murder, mayhem and
At this point I'm pretty much just horrified. Not because I'm shocked with the current show, but because how far it's gone in this country...The
former "intellectuals" and the 'democrat majority' are now the psuedo-intellectual warmongers, who applaud brutality and cheer on stupidity. They take
the warmonger throne in place of the right-wing, which has now moved so far right, they have come full-circle and reached the outskirts of the left.
Yet the right has become too insane and detached from reality.
They are what make up the majority of our population in America folks. A pile of hypocrites, bloodthirsty, childish and barbaric. They need to feed on
constant conflict and feuds in order to survive, like vampires. If there is no petty feud or barbaric event to be cheered on, they cannot survive.
I've been pretty detached from all of this, since the announcement of Bin Laden, as all the celebration of death and the unceasing praise for the
president really disgusts me. So I turned on Real Time, hoping for something different, maybe some intellectuals.. but no.. like everywhere else, it's
just what I'll call from now on, the "Murder Circus".
This will divide the country like never before; and yes the story is BS.
edit on 7-5-2011 by SyphonX because: (no reason given)