Skip to main content

View Diary: West, Texas explosion editorial cartoon strikes a nerve with Rick Perry (232 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Right on (18+ / 0-)

    Same thing happened wrt the Marathon bombing. Any attempt to criticize the way it was responded to by over-reactive law enforcement, tragedy-porn-peddling media outlets, and millions who were not even slightly affected or on danger got you (still gets you) slammed for being "insensitive."  Shut up and grieve like we tell you to grieve, plebes!  No one is allowed to peek behind the curtain of sentimentality and scapegoating and violence worshipping.

    Fuck. That. Bullshit.. The US overreacted to Boston and under reacted to West, and I am not remaing "respectfully" silent about it.

    “I wore black because ... it's still my symbol of rebellion -- against a stagnant status quo, against our hypocritical houses of God, against people whose minds are closed to others' ideas.” -- Johnny Cash

    by RocketJSquirrel on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 10:10:42 AM PDT

    [ Parent ]

    •  This: (9+ / 0-)
      Shut up and grieve like we tell you to grieve, plebes!
      Is quite apt.

      Democracy - 1 person 1 vote. Free Markets - More dollars more power.

      by k9disc on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 11:23:22 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  No, and yes. (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      Magnifico
      The US overreacted to Boston and under reacted to West.
      We're still peeling back layers of information on what happened in Boston.

      And it wasn't just, "three killed." Several hundred lives have been directly affected by those cowardly blasts.

      •  I am not suggesting (0+ / 0-)

        that what happened in Boston wasn't terrible for thousands of people,  and gruesome for hundreds, unbearable for dozens.  It was awful and I mourn their losses.

        I am mostly talking about the wy the media have covered  those  losses.  In no way do I mean to minimize anyone's actual suffering.  But the way we are pushed to identify with this or that tragedy and to "suffer" by proxy is curious and hardly proportional.

        “I wore black because ... it's still my symbol of rebellion -- against a stagnant status quo, against our hypocritical houses of God, against people whose minds are closed to others' ideas.” -- Johnny Cash

        by RocketJSquirrel on Sun Apr 28, 2013 at 09:04:43 AM PDT

        [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site