I don't have cable anymore so I have to rely on the Internet, network TV and the newspaper for my information. But last night I was watching Fox News over at my parents' home and it hit me - the world has just gone mad. Maybe it has been slowly coming - in drips and drabs - and I was too wrapped up in my world to notice. But damn - it's like an alternate reality...
First we have a sitting Governor take off for a weeklong tryst with his Argentinian mistress while leaving his state - not to mention his wife and children - in limbo. Then he "confesses" his sin and goes on and on in the media about his soulmate - yes the bimbo that he was getting some on the side from is his "soulmate". As if that wasn't hurtful enough for his wife and his children, he goes on to say that he is going to "try to fall back in love with his wife". What kind of man would say something so absolutely hurtful to the media about his wife? Oh I forgot - the same kind of man that tosses his marriage vows in the toilet for a piece of hot "nookie". The wife should kick him square in his cheating arse and take him for every penny he has. Then he should go to Argentina to his soulmate - and she can rest in the knowledge that "once a cheater, always a cheater".
Steve McNair, the former NFL quarterback, was shot to death apparently by his girlfriend in a murder-suicide. The media is reporting that McNair was also married with children but has pics of him and the girlfriend on vacations to exotic locations. The media even reported that McNair bought his "babe" a Cadillac Escalade for her 20th birthday. But what about the wife and kids? The media had interviews with friends of McNair and the girlfriend. The affair was just brushed off - McNair was called a "good man". What kind of good man cheats openly on his wife? When did this become "acceptable" behavior and why is it condoned? Have our moral standards dropped so low that we forget that adultery is one of the big "no-no's"?
Next we have the absolute hysteria over Michael Jackson. Yes he was talented. Yes he died a young man. BUT let's not forget that this was no "hero" - Jackson was a troubled man with lots of issues. Sadness at his early death is appropriate. Hero worship and a funeral that rivals that of any US President and even Elvis is not. All the networks plan on having live coverage of his memorial service. This is not some national icon - this was a singer who was, let's face it, bizarre - to say the least. Not to mention the allegations of pedophilia.
Meanwhile yesterday 7 US military members were killed in Afghanistan. Their deaths were just a blip in the media reporting. Where is the live coverage of their funerals and memorials? Where is the wall to wall coverage of every minute of their lives? THESE are the true heroes that we should be paying homage to - not some freak with talent who probably died from an overdose of drugs.
And lastly our Sec of State is planning on meeting the ousted Honduran President. Why? This man is nothing more than a wannabe dictator with dreams of being another Chavez or Castro. Why are we even acknowledging this idiot? Are we so desparate to become Venezuela-light that we refuse to follow the standards set by our Founding Fathers? I know I shouldn't be, but I am amazed at the absolute stupidity of our government.
In 2 Timothy 3:1-4 the Bible talks about the "perilous times" to come. Here's the scripture...
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy.
Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, without self control, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
Traitors, heady, high minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
Now I am certainly no Biblical scholar but that sure does sound like the world today. All I know is our society is spiraling out of control and until we start living our morals and values, we may as well be in the "last days". Can someone please stop the madness?????