Monday, May 21, 2007

Too Much Time On Their Hands?

David Cunningham's recent arrest has many in the media screaming 'victim' and crying foul. But let's not overlook the fact that several media outlets have gone out of their way to promote him as some kind of hero that clearly he is not. It wasn't too long ago that exactly the same media star status was given to the drug dealer, Marc Emery. As per the script, the next act in Cunningham's performance will be for him and his supporters to compare themselves in the same ranks as Mahatma Gandhi and Rosa Parks. Give me a break!

If a comparison is to be made, one need only look over at Britain. Many have suggested that the #1 reason for their home grown terrorism is because so many young Muslims are permanently unemployed [by choice], living off of the state, and simply have too much time on their hands. I'm NOT suggesting that Cunningham and his ilk are terrorists, although they seem to think they're playing the roles of freedom fighters on TV. What is certain is that they all have too much free time on their hands.

In our modern era of plenty where any twit with a video camera can become an instant celebrity via YouTube, it has become passe and uncool to get up every morning, go to work, and earn money to support one's family. Clearly, living a responsible and productive life is a challenge well beyond the capabilities of Vancouver's own Che Guevera wannabes.

1 comment:

Walter Schultz said...

"Lucy, you got some 'splainin' to do!"