I saw the above bumper sticker on the way home from Atlanta today. I have never seen a time when people targeted news sources instead of problems. I've heard platforms based on: "I don't believe in War," or "I don't believe in Abortion..." etc. etc., but never on "I don't believe in listening to Fox News." I can't help but wonder why the animosity if it doesn't even matter? Apparantly, it does matter. I've heard people say angry things about Fox TV. So, why are they angry? What happened to the free speech that was championed for so long? Who does it hurt if we watch Fox? Can't we just look at the bad news while liberal America sticks their head in the sand? I like to see whatever is about to hit me coming. I'd rather not wait until it's all gone to see it in the rearview. Go ahead, watch what you want. I will never say anything about what you choose to watch. So, just get your hand off my remote!
Actually, the Media is not the problem. But, politics is not my point, rather the art of ignoring the obvious. I say "art" because there is no Science involved and people often study this technique quite diligently. Sometimes it is easier to not see the bad news. They say ignorance is bliss. In many avenues of life, outside of politics, I find people want to pretend it is not so, when it is. I like to take notes and name names, identifying the "real" inside of a problem. Sometimes though, for whatever reasons, some people prefer to turn a blind eye to reality.
Usually, this involves dodging blame. I think that's where the problem starts. We realize that often admitting a problem exists is tantamount to admiting blame. Pride is an ugly two headed beast. One head is destruction and the other is greed. Job 28:20-22 Wisdom is hidden from the eyes of man. God's eyes see and know all things.
There is God. He is the God of the open eyes, the seeing heart, the knowing Spirit, and the speaking lips. A lying tongue he will not accept. Proverbs 6:17 But, to be sure, we know the end of lying tongues and heads buried in the sand. Proverbs 12:19 Gone in a moment! Days like today, when I deal with people who have their heads in the sand, refusing to deal with the present, they will be gone in a moment. I just hold on to that.