There are all sorts of earth-shaking events going on :
SYRIA, for example.
Recent reports indicate some 3600 poison gas victims were seen in Syrian hospitals by Doctors Without Borders ; and on-ground media reports say over 1300 men, women, and children - all apparently civilians -were killed by poison gas : most likely delivered by shell fire or aerial bombardment.
Who is responsible for this crime ?
The Syrian rebels and the the Syrian loyalists both say : " NOT US !! NOT US !!! "
Our government thinks it was the Syrian government -and is thinking about military intervention.
The UN arranged to have inspectors go to the scene yesterday morning (August 26,2013), but they had to withdraw after being fired on by unknown snipers....
But, guess what was the TOP NEWS STORY on CNN that morning :
A teen-age singer named Miley Cyrus "twerked" onstage during the music awards show !!
Twerking- is the rhythmic gyration of the lower fleshly extremities in a lascivious manner - usually to the accompaniment of what passes for "music".
I watched about 10 seconds of the video: incredibly skanky - looking young woman , trying to look sexy amid a galumphing group of butt-shaking giant teddybears .
The worst part was the audience reaction shot : all those people sitting there open-mouthed with shock during this incredibly meaningless and degrading performance.
I wanted to ask them:
"Why didn't you just stand up and walk out ??"
They wouldn't dare , I imagine ! They would be accused of all sorts of nasty things-including "lack of tolerance."
It occurs to me we have gotten WAY too tolerant of insults to our intelligence,our hearing, our vision,and our sense of ourselves as a society ; and, in doing so, have traded our birthright for a "mess of pottage".
Way too much of America responds : "Well.....maybe so-----but-but Beyonce has changed her HAIR again !!"