Have you ever been hit by one of life's surreal moments?
I was listening to James Horner's Casper's Lullaby
and thought, "I wonder what will be the next movie he scores?"
Then it hit me.
He was dead, and we had all the music touched with his genius that we would ever get. A sadness overtook me.
Then, I remembered Dr. Seuss's words:
"Do not be sorry for what you have lost; be thankful that you ever had it."
Season 11 of Keeping up with the Kardashians kicked off Sunday night,
revealing a tearful Kourtney Kardashian getting emotional ...
not over the Paris Attacks ...
oh, no, she was crying over her split with boyfriend, Scott Disick!
When I saw the headline for that, I got sick. Really? Have you Kardashians no shame?
On another branch of that family ...
I was reading THE WASHINGTON POST and came across ...
After the 9/11 attacks, no one disputed that Moira Smith was a hero.
The 38-year-old police officer led over a hundred bleeding people out of the World Trade Center,
one after another, until the building collapsed and buried her beneath its rubble.
The following month, Smith was named one of Glamour Magazine’s “Women of the Year,” a title that seemed more than fitting for the only female
among the 23 New York Police Department officers who lost their lives that day.
The distinction was retroactively declined last week — by Smith’s husband.
“Was there no woman in America, or the rest of the world, more deserving than this man?”
I was hit by the fact that Transgender is a topic no wants to discuss
for fear of being called a bigot and emotionally unhealthy themselves.
wrote in THE WALL STREET JOURNAL in June of this year:
"The people the media calls Trangender suffer from a "disorder of assumption" in believing they can choose their sex."
He likens it to those troubled individuals suffering from anorexia who look in the mirror and think they are “overweight."
He was, of course, assaulted with vile comments from the media.
It hit me then:
Have we surrendered to the PC portion of our country, afraid to speak our hearts?
I later read on MSN:
Billionaire Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump said Monday
that the United States should "strongly consider" shuttering some mosques as part of its efforts to prevent extremist attacks in the country.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Monday
that radical mosques and groups that attack the country's values should be shut down.
It hit me as I read
that if another 911 should hit our country, our Congress might well set up Muslim Relocation Camps
(as was done with American Japanese citizens during WWII)
for the "safety" of the Muslims in our country.
What do you think
of all of this?