So we all know it’s important to keep up with the news, but who has the time to read all of those way-too-long articles, or even watch the news on those cable channels we can’t afford?
Because I find it so important to stay informed, please allow me to distill a few of those articles and reports down and spew them out in 350 words or less.
First, tons of people in Egypt and Libya are pissed about a previously-obscure anti-Muslim film that was made by a hateful and untalented Californian filmmaker. Some got so mad that an American ambassador and several embassy staffers were killed. Many members of the Muslim community have since spoken out, saying that this was an overreaction, or apologizing on behalf of those who killed unnecessarily. This was a reality check for me – America is obviously not very popular.
Second, Mitt Romney is making a full-on ass of himself. He was secretly recorded making a myriad of coarse and ignorant remarks about domestic and foreign politics, and when confronted, stuck by what he said. My favorite part was when he spouted that 47 percent of Americans “will vote for the president (Obama) no matter what” because they feel “entitled” to food and housing. Good to know that he likes to mock half of the American population, his hopeful constituency. Go to hell, Mitt.
Third, the conflict in Syria isn’t over. Most of the people who were killed were civilians – a.k.a. the entire thing sucks. I find it funny that the United States feels free to swoop in and “rescue” countries when we think they have bombs, but when there is hard proof that innocent people are being killed, we decide to sit it out. In any case, I hope it ends as peacefully and as soon as possible.
As you can see, my reporting is rather biased. In the strictest sense, it’s not even reporting. It’s my take on others’ reporting. Each of you, surely, feels something about these events.
I beg of you, go and find the real stories. Discover your beliefs. They are not some random occurrence. Read about the teacher’s strike in Chicago, get the real low-down on Syria. Stay informed. Let’s take the “ignorant” out of “ignorant Americans.”