Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 28 Share on Twitter 2 Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
OpEdNews Op Eds    H2'ed 8/26/14

The Seeming "Disconnect" of the American People

By       (Page 1 of 2 pages)   5 comments
Message Dave Lefcourt
Become a Fan
  (21 fans)

Dangers of Texting While Walking On city streets and in shopping centers, there is usually someone strolling while talking on a phone, texting with his head down. The problem isn't as widely...
Copyrighted Image? DMCA

A woman texting while crossing a street

What seems astounding to this writer is the apparent "disconnect" of the American people.

Oh they're connected alright with their cell phones, IPODS and whatever new electronic gadgetry that emerges from the tech industry.

But "connected" to what; their friends, family, music, games?

Some seem furiously texting away while others in coffee shops, internet cafes, bookstores are on their lap top computers reading, writing, perhaps for college courses, possibly their employment. Frankly it's hard to tell.

Yet the guess here is, they're mostly disengaged from what's happening around them, mush less what's happening in America and the world.

Then there are "others" who are "connected" but what exactly are they connected with?

I recently read a piece by Philip Girardi in the ICH, Information Clearing House titled, "Fascism in America The Devil Went Down to Georgia".

In it Girardi writes about a friend who spent 27 years as a US Army lawyer, now retired, who "wrote a letter to her local newspaper in Augusta, Georgia 'decrying the killing of nearly two thousand Palestinian civilians in Gaza, describing the deaths as part of the systemic erosion of the rule of law in our nation and across the globe since 9/11."

Well her letter generated more than a 100 comments from readers with the overwhelming "majority violently and caustically opposed to the principle that Israel and the United States have not exactly been role models for a peaceful world". Many were "personally insulting and "highly offensive".

To wit here are a few of the comments:

"Hamas would gladly kill, without reservation, every living Jewish soul on the planet. That is their goal after all."

"Why did Israel move into Gaza? Because they were being attacked with missiles from there".

"Israel being stronger militarily, could kill all 4.5 million Palestinian's (Gaza and West Bank combined), women and children included and would be entirely justified in doing so" Sounds really good to me."

And "people like this letter writer are the direct cause of many of the casualties".

Next Page  1  |  2

(Note: You can view every article as one long page if you sign up as an Advocate Member, or higher).

Well Said 2   Must Read 1   Interesting 1  
Rate It | View Ratings

Dave Lefcourt Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEd News Newsletter
   (Opens new browser window)

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

An Ominous Foreboding, Israel vs Iran

The Evolving Populist Political Rebellion in the Arab World

A Nuclear War Would Be Insane

The Rich Get Richer, the Poor Get Poorer, While the Middle Class Gets Decimated

CIA in the Crosshairs

Iran Offers 9 Point Plan to end Nuclear Crisis, U.S. "No thanks".

To View Comments or Join the Conversation:

Tell A Friend