Friday, June 13, 2008

WCCO-4-News and Their Politics

Am I the only person sickened nigh to cease my television-viewing by WCCO-4-News' overbearing politics? For each story they cover, they first smear every last bit of objectivity out of the script. The REAL humor in their revamping-the-newscast commercials lies in their claim that what they produce amounts to great journalism. Even considering it good journalism is an out-and-out lie.
Another thing WCCO-4-News is guilty of is destroying a great many people's reputations by promoting the stigma attached to mental illness. The anchors always note that a person who has been treated for a mental disorder HAS been, anytime any such person makes the news in any negative light. First and foremost, a person's medical history is none of the public's business. The assumption that it is would also allow the news to report that a drunk driver had been in Alcoholics Anonymous, or that a statutory rapist had been taking Levitra for his erectile dysfunction caused by his diabetes. As if a teenager with suicidal depression or paranoid schizophrenia doesn't have MORE than his share of social frustrations and hell that he's lived through. Some say that the newswriters are actually trying to help DEFEND those unfortunate enough to not only make the bad-guy portions of the news but to also be suffering from a socially-devastating (read: mental) illness. Sorry: NO. The oppposite result occurs, actually: The person winds up being feared, abhorred, and more socially cast-out than they ever had been.

Mothers. . .

I am very preturbed by women who are so anxious to become mothers that they do everything they can to join the club immediately after getting married. Women should have to take parenting classes before they even get married. It should probably be a prerequisite to becoming sexually active, for that matter. This is due to the fact that a lot of mothers have a second child right away so they won't have to deal with the behavioral problems of their first child. The alleged logic is that if there's a younger child to care for, they can ignore the older one.
However, any child whose mother ignores him in his formative years is most likely to commit suicide at a very young age. The child will start saying things about killing himself, the mother says "We don't say things like that," the child clams up about his self-destructive feelings and then he internalizes every negative feeling. His negative behaviors increase, and when he finally can't stand the way people are treating him, he writes what he can of a note. (These notes appear very disorganized, rather "helter-skelter.") Then he uses whatever means he has available to off himself. Many times he takes others -- who appear to be random people -- with him, first. These other victims are not actually random, usually, however. As soon as the boy starts internalizing all negative feelings, every even REMOTELY nasty glance or slight of any type will become very hurtful to him. So these are the people he takes with him, if any.
Seemingly every other person even remotely linked to the boy (usually by this time a grown man) insists that "oh, it's never the parents' fault! Some people are just really sick in the head." But the person who made him "sick in the head" was his mother, who is by now receiving loads of sympathy, unfortunately. My best friend in high school committed suicide, as did my Spanish class table partner, and much later my fiance. In each situation, I knew it was going to happen, but I also knew that there was nothing I could do to stop it from taking place.
The fact of the matter is that it's the mother's fault, NOT the child's.

Even regarding the young teenage girl who was cyber-bullied by her neighbor-lady, the mother was at fault. On the "Dr. Phil Show" she even repeated what her daughter said to her after she (the mother) reamed out her (the daughter), "You're supposed to be my MOM. You're supposed to be ON MY SIDE!!"

Furthermore, the guy, who shot 32 people at Virginia Tech before turning the gun on himself, was also one of the victims that day. But he was the FIRST victim that had died that day, not the last. For he was victimized from his fomative years. If you point a finger at who was responsible for the violence at V.T. that day, point you're finger at that guy's mother. For, evil can only come from evil, and it is truly SHE who is evil.

That said, I have no sympathy nor empathy, nor compassion for any mother of any suicide victim(s), for she alone is to blame. Not even an abusive father is at fault for a suicide, for there is something very different expected of mothers than of fathers. This expectation is inborn in the human race. The mother needs to stand behind her children, in all things, and that includes giving them attention when they need it, which time is always. That's right; you don't get to shower one child with attention while ignoring the other. When you become a mother, your WHOLE WORLD revolves around your child(ren).
Get it? Good.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Fraud on Television

Am I the only one who notices how manipulative Oprah Winfrey is?
Whenever her guest says something profound, etc., she repeats it -- twice -- and then she, not the originator of the comment, receives the applause. Oprah once told a woman who wanted to follow in her footsteps, "You have to work really hard." Yes, I'm sure it would be a lot of work for a human being to become that manipulative. If you're not a sociopath, manipulating the world should NOT be easy for you. In fact, it SHOULD be impossible. But I imagine, if you work at it hard enough and long enough, you could probably sell your soul.

Something else that really irritates me, is that on the evening news, the anchors have a tendency to refer to the FLDS as "a sect of Mormonism." What these people are saying is ludicrous. The first thing there is to note about the REAL Mormon Chuch, is that they have no sects. They are of one faith. The FLDS broke off of and away from the Mormons a great many years ago, except back then, they called themselves the RLDS. The point I'm trying to make is that these wiseguys are not to be confused with the Mormons. They're two completely different religions. KARE 11, WCCO4News, and the like need to: GET OVER IT, and stop falsifying their news.

The Obama-McCain Circus

Regarding the presidential election this fall, when people say Obama is too young to have the experience necessary to run the country, I find it indignifying that seemingly no one has taken into account the presidential pension. Why don't people take into account how devastated the economy will be the day after Obama leaves the White House? My understanding of the presidential pension is that it rather kicks major ass, and I don't feel like the U.S. tax-payers really can afford to pay for a guy and his wife and kids to do whatever they please for another 50 years, while baby boomers who are retiring by the thousands are also healthy enough to live to be 115 years old.
On the other hand, with the stresses McCain has dealt with in his life, I figure he probably won't be alive for another whole decade. . .at least not without MAJOR medical breakthroughs, which we happen to be at least decades from.
Unfortunately, Obama, largely due to Oprah Winfrey's cult-following, has a cult-following of his own. "Change we can believe in" is merely a blind and foolish catch-phrase. If I found myself in one of the collosiums in which Obama preaches his vain and empty speeches, I would hope to find a megaphone in my hand so that I could ask the future dictator what he intends to change, and how exactly does he plan to change it. Because he has said nothing toward that, and I want some answers, dammit.