Most Americans have been shocked at one time or another.Â I still recall having my brains scrambled when I was a pre-teen and made the mistake of touching the stove and an ungrounded steam iron at the same time, but that was a different kind of shock.
Our elders were shocked by the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl HarborÂ on December 7th,Â 1941.Â WeÂ all were shaken by the eventsÂ in New York City andÂ Washington, D.C. on September 11th, 2001.Â
In between, we experienced all types ofÂ minor and majorÂ emotional upheavals although not with the regularity with which they have occurredÂ recently.Â
That is, if we even recognize them as shocking anymore sinceÂ Americans seem to have become inured toÂ shocksÂ because ofÂ their frequency.Â
True, one man’s startlingÂ events areÂ routine to others.Â Â
Â Â The Time cover of a young mother nursing her four yearÂ old and another picture of two uniformed, military moms nursing their infants in public struck many as shockingly inappropriate even thoughÂ nursing is a completely natural function.Â Â Incidents of cannibalism in Florida and Maryland are totally unnatural and all but universally considered shocking.
Happenings causing reactions ofÂ revulsion and utter disbelief are regarded by some others as things that come with the human territory, simplistically acceptable because “they are what they are.”Â Â Â
For example, abortion has become so common, so ordinary, it is widely accepted since the motherÂ orÂ a relative or someone they know has aborted a pre-born baby.Â In fact, with over 50,000,000 abortions committed in the United States since 1973, the “procedure” has become almost commonplace and evokes littleÂ reaction from the majority of AmericansÂ and less attention from lawmakers.Â
Lack of concern for terminatingÂ an innocent, human life doesn’t make the act any less a horror.Â Â Â
Â When President Barack Hussein Obama awarded Robert Allen Zimmerman, aka Bob Dylan, and Dolores Clara Fernandez Huerta America’s most prestigious civilian honor, the Medal of Freedom, it was not only a shocker but a gross insult to the other twelve recipients.Â
The Medal of Freedom is intended to beÂ presented to individuals who have madeÂ significantÂ contributions to America’s national interests, to world peace or to worthwhile causes.
Granted, Zimmerman-Dylan is a musical icon but for what?Â His radical, left wing music dealt almost exclusively with anti-American despair, discontent, and dissent and made him a multimillionaire even as he championed the poor and downtrodden.Â He fed manna to the drug culture, helped stoke riots throughout the country, and surely contributed toÂ America’s political defeat in Viet Nam.Â
Arrested dozens of times forÂ inciting civil unrestÂ and refusing to obey the law, confirmed MarxistÂ Dolores Huerta virtually abandoned her children in her quest for socialistic justice for children and her ten year old foundation now engages in the same activities practiced by the disgraced and de-funded ACORN organization.Â
What Bob Dylan or Dolores Huerta contributed to America’s national interests, peace, or worthy cause is a indecipherableÂ mysteryÂ understood only byÂ Barack Hussein Obama.
Muslim Nation Minister Louis Farrakhan rarely engages in mysteries but he’s no stranger to shocking controversy.Â Lately, the former Calypso Louis has outdone himself.Â
On record as hating whites and denouncing our black president, Crazy Louis has now attacked America’s thievery and sneakilyÂ promotesÂ a race war.Â
FollowingÂ a videotaped threatÂ that AllahÂ will “bring down” Americaâ€™s skyscrapers unless “America submits,”Â the less-than-reverend Farrakhan ranted to an audienceÂ inÂ San DiegoÂ thatÂ our “trickery” in the Mexican-American war stoleÂ California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado from the good people of Mexico.Â
Not content with revisioning history,Â Farrakhan also ripped into Americans asÂ â€œa people that make war and blame the person they makinâ€™ war on and then take your landâ€ and ranted that whites will soon â€œbe the minority in their own country that they took from the native people.â€Â
Based on current trends, Calypso Louie is on target regarding CaucasiansÂ losing control of the nation they founded and developed into the most successful and most powerful nation in world history.Â
However, are there no laws prohibiting sedition?Â
Â Finally, perhaps the ultimate shocking absurdity: The United Nations, that bastion of freedom and of everything good on Planet Earth, named Robert Mugabe, the murderous, racistÂ Zimbabwe despot who drove a prosperous, thriving Rhodesia into unimaginable deprivation and starvation its “tourism envoy.”
Personally, I’d prefer an electrical shock.