Eyes to See/Ears to Hear

In order to combat my annoyance over the unwillingness of media outlets to tell the truth and avoid letting their bias rule, as well as to have an outlet for my very (at times) wordy self, this blog has been created by yours truly. This will be an accounting of events in the world, my country, and my little piece of the world as best as I can see it, hear it, and relay it.

Location: United States

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

What The News Downplays About Elections Such As Iran's

Ever since Iran's Islamic Revolution of 1979, the country, rather than attaining the supposed heaven on earth experience, it has been anything and everything but.
I could not find the figures for the unemployment rate, but the news out of Iran is that the government continues to repress religion as well as its own economy. Socially the people suffer as well, with homelessness, prostitution and drug addiction plaguing the a great deal of the population. Both AIDS and suicide are prevalent and many of the people are both frustrated and in despair.

Iran is ruled by s 'supreme leader' known as the Ayatollah Khamenei, and 12 Ayatollahs as a 'Council of Guardians', who can, by the way, totally reject any and all legislation brought forth by the Iranian people should these men consider it "un-Islamic." Recently the country held their 7th Presidential elections, which totally exclude any females from being candidates. Angry, as well as hopeless and helpless in the face of the supression of eligible and qualified women from the election process, and such obvious rejection of the country moving forward on behalf of their population, women and reformists both boycotted the polls. The Islamic and anti-Americanism in addition to the efforts by the Basij Islamic militia to mobolize the former, brought conservatives out in great numbers. However, the moderate candidate was beat easily and the runner up is even more into fundamental Islam that the incumbent that was appointed by the Ayatollah!!

It seems to me that the news media, especially in a free society such as ours and the press throughout all of Europe, has the opportunity to report this news out of Iran with as glaring a headline as the ugliness occuring in that nation right now brings to mind to even a layperson such as myself. Yet they choose not to, instead simply reporting that Iran held elections, yawn, nod, sigh, with very little else to report along with that news.

Our news media abounds with report after report of how the American people are becoming increasingly fed up with our involvement in the affairs of the Iraqi's, a nation who just as easily could be living in the same despair as the Iranians are these days. Yet, because of the presence of Iraq's American, British, Australian, and other allies from a smattering of other countries, they have something the Iranian people do not have: hope.

Tell us again, Big Media, how wrong it is for the US to be in Iraq today. Better yet, ask some Iraqi women who are now enjoying the fruits of the sacrifices of American troops on their behalf; ask them if they would rather live under the Islamic government such as their neighboring Iranian women live, or as they live now in Iraq, despite the obstacles caused by those very same Islamic fundamentalist fanatics?

Nah, the Big Media just wants more stories of casualites, of terroristic murders, of sabatoged pipelines and water supplies, of no phone service or electicity, of more polls showing the disatisfaction of American citizens enslaved to a McDonald's mentality, a media that continues to present lopsided reporting out of Iraq, especially as regards casualties.

A long time ago there was a song put out called: War. It said: War, huh, what is it good for? Absolutely, nothing! I say: while war is not desirable, it certainly is to the benefit of freedom loving people to have the option of having war as an option in the fight for freedom. War, huh, what is it good for? Fighting for Freedom, that's what it's good for.

Sunday, June 19, 2005

Iraq Again

Headlines scream that Americans are impatient with our military's remaining in Iraq, anxious for them to return home, and growing increasingly frustrated with the Bush Administration for their seeming indifference to the polls that suggest that our McDonald's society isn't producing the desired result in the time that these upset Americans deem appropriate.

Never mind that the pollers and pollees have no clue as to what it is like to be a part of the military in Iraq or to aid a people who so desire the freedoms we have; something that has NEVER occurred in their nation EVER.

So? What is the timetable all you chairside experts on military operations and establishing democracy amidst terrorists who are Iraqi against Iraqi, Iranians who dread the establishment of Iraq's coming autonomy, Syrians crossing the border, Jordanians, etc., you name it. But we all know what to do now, don't we? Bring our boys home and let Iraq take care of herself.

Of course, she will fall if we do that. Of course, we don't care since our military will be home. Of course if France, who was once occupied and know, if they choose to stir their memories that is, that what America is doing is NOT occupying; if they would have done the right thing and lent the hand in Iraq that they should of, along with shame on you Germany, the possibility exists that the Americans, Poles, Australians, British and other nations who have lent their support to dear Iraq at this time, would not be having as hard a time as they are.

It is easy to criticize what we don't understand and what we don't like, but we would do well to remember that America is the land of the free and still the home of the brave. All you need do is look to the majority of our military men and women who lay their lives down so that the Iraqi people can be free.

I for one don't like some of the politics that abound in this issue, but I do agree that a free Iraq is desired by a tremendous amount of Iraqi people; most especially their women, who were so terribly oppressed. Shame on us again, especially we women who speak out with such hostility against the President and our presence in Iraq, to lend no support to women who deserve to have the opportunities that freedom would afford them. They are tasting it now. Just ask them what they think, ABC, CNN, NBC, AP, and all you other BIG MEDIA reporters.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Time Waits For No One 8-)

As much as I tell myself that I am going to blog daily, or at least more regularly than I have been, it just doesn't happen. And yet, time moves on. 8-)

There are a wealth of things that I read about, have thoughts about, and occasionally speak to one or two people about, but for the most part, I become so caught up in getting things done around home that I just don't make it here.

It seems that the last time I was here was May 24th, which was two weeks ago already. In that time news has continually happened that I have read about, had thoughts about, and talked about. I really want to be blogging about it as well.

There is the governor's primary recently run in my state of NJ, the recent sentencing of a young man to life in prison for kicking his girlfriend in the stomach to cause the abortion of her unborn twins (she is free from any legal wrong since abortion is her 'right'), a missing teen in Aruba, shameful display intended for the WTC Memorial in NYC, the overturning of a conviction of a corporate criminal, my son's high school graduation as well as his recent SAT's, an overwhelming amount of classwork, homework, and report assignments that are due as well as that I have to wade through, correct, check and log grades for, the rehearsals for the ceremony, our filming of it with limited equipment and space, and a celebratory party for my son's high school graduation. In between all that happening I continue to battle illness and attempt to keep the house from being overtaken by the dust monster, trying to find the balance I once had between all these things going on at once and finding time for them all.

I did have that balance once. Indeed, I was once into time management and did very well. Not any more. I tell myself that I will content myself with at least restoring a semi-balance to the completion of the tasks at hand in my life as well as the pleasureable pursuits of my life, of which I consider this blogging thing one.
My success with such a goal will be evidenced in part by regular blogging entries; whether they are profound posts or trivial posts.

Till then.