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Just "Spewing from my couch"
Did you get a chance to watch Bill Maher last week? His guest Alexandra Pelosi really surprised me. Coming out telling the audience to chant "USA! USA! USA!" and when they didn't do it loud enough she waives her hand at them like they are useless. She talks about her documentary and how it points out what we take for granted. But she does a bit more than that, if you look closely.
At one point she said "Anybody can just sit on their couch at home with their computer and spew any nonsense they want." She seemed to feel strongly about that. Did I sense an underlying resentment toward people like me who "sit on our couches and spew"? Does she not see the value in a genuine dialog among all people? Is this really what she thinks of people expressing their opinions on the Blogosphere? Are common man's opinions making her uncomfortable? Do I always ask myself questions and then answer them? The answer is Yes, and Good!
Take a look at the segment, and you'll see what I mean. It speaks to a silent war. The war between those who are "supposed to have the microphone" and those who are supposed to sit at home and shut the hell up. Did anyone else find this offensive? I sure hope so.
Because when we start allowing people to tell us how to be Patriotic by shutting the hell up, well, that just negates the entire Internet revolution! I resent Alexandra's resentment of me finally finding a platform for my voice. Because her voice, or the voice of her elite family and friends should never be the only voices out there. It's the common person's voice providing the unknown factor in this war to capture public opinion. It's good to see it's making them squirm a bit.