I confess to being emotionally overwhelmed by the recent tragic death of 150 people when their plane went down on its flight from Spain. We inhabit a world in which hate flourishes and results in the death of the innocent. A group of people boarded a plane in Spain that included children on their way home from studying. They were innocent, but unfortunately they inhabit a world in which a single mentally ill person can murder a few hundred people. New evidence indicates that one of the pilots just broke up with his girl friend and that he had serious mental issues. In the modern world when one is mentally ill, then one has the power to murder dozens of people. Frankly there is no way to avoid such calamities. We benefit from modernity and we suffer from modernity.
There are no words to express our sorrow. There are no words to explain this murder of the innocent. All we can do is chalk it up to modernity and what we humans have created in the name of ‘progress.” The only certain thing is that within a few years there will be another such incident. Just remember, there are people on social media who thrive on becoming important.
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Once upon a time there was a country known as Turkey in which the idea of freedom of speech was regarded as the norm for all citizens. However, a man named Recep Erdogan assumed power and began to rid his nation of military officers who had continually interfered with the concept of democracy. Heck, if you fight for democracy, what better way to adhere to its principles by ending democracy? Each year Recep Erdogan has gained more and more power and now is president of this nation. Two cartoonists, Bahdir Baruter and Ozer Aydogan, drew a cartoon in which President Erdogan is seen shaking hands with someone and asking whether officials have planned to slaughter journalists.
The government won a conviction for this crime on grounds that the cartoonists were attempting to depict Erdogan as a secret homosexual and thus insulting the leader of the nation. They will go to jail for eleven months. After all, it is a well known fact that homosexuals shake hands with one another.
I wonder if there is such a law we can use against Fox News for insulting the intelligence of the American people?
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