Situational Respect for the Dead

This morning I open Drudge and read:

“Dems Block Resolution to Honor Lady Thatcher…”

And, ”Police fear ‘death parties’ will disrupt…”

And, “ Protesters to line street, ‘turn backs’ on casket…”

Finally, “BBC chief refuses to ban broadcast of ‘Ding Dong The Witch is Dead’…

In my last blog I expressed shock and dismay at the death of a thirteen-month old baby, allegedly murdered by a couple of street thugs. The brutality saddened and angered me; it was a vivid manifestation of our country’s social depravity.

News coverage of the murder faded after a couple of days, and, despite my pledge to do otherwise, I rebuilt my mental health self-defense screen. Otherwise, the daily onslaught of illegalities, absurdities, ugliness and political/social/cultural degeneration in general overwhelms me.

I scan the headlines and shake my head. The progressives, socialists and anarchists are empowered, feeling their oats, pushing the envelope on all fronts.

History tells us the pendulum eventually swings back in the other direction, but now it seems to bang violently against the left side of the clock, threatening to demolish not only the clock’s gears and wheels but the cabinet and entire room in which the clock resides.

The world has turned upside down…wrong is right, down is up and fiction is fact.

Today, news reports of Lady Thatcher’s death crash through my screen when other stories didn’t.

A child is suspended for shaping a pastry into the rough shape of gun and is suspended from school. Ridiculous. I move on.

A doctor is on trial for murdering live babies, and nobody much cares. Horrible. I move on.

In a time of record deficits and a third of our Air Force fighter squadrons are grounded due to lack of funding, our country’s NATO ambassador spends $704,000 for landscaping. Dumb. I move on.

The IRS monitors our emails and feels unthreatened; it admits it’s going to do so. Scary. I move on.

The president rocks out at a White House rhythm and blues concert while a record number of Americans are not working. The arrogant so-and-so. I move on.

While not inferring the leftists’ despicable reaction to Lady Thatcher’s death is an immoral equivalent to baby killing in Philadelphia, I find it very disturbing. It offends me.

Maybe it’s a generational thing; much seems to be these days. The dead are dead; they cannot defend themselves. No mortal is without sin nor proceeds through his or her life without mistakes and regrets.

Until not too many years ago the dead were granted a reprieve for at least a day or two. Certainly until their earthly remains grew cold, but no longer. The deaths of those deemed unworthy by the left are celebrated…just another opportunity to spew venom and hate.

But the leftists have the capacity for selective civility…even respect and admiration for the dead.

Anyone recall their reaction to the death of Hugo Chavez?

Author Bio:

graduate of the Grady College of Journalism at the University of Georgia, Rodney authored “Leading Your Business to the Next Level,” a non-fiction business book in 2005. “Powers Not Delegated” is Rodney’s first foray into fiction; the book meshes his knowledge of history, business and current events to produce a relevant and plausible tale of domestic and international intrigue. Additionally, Rodney writes political commentary on his own blog and for other nationally known blogs/websites. Rodney lives in Atlanta. His passions include hiking, photography, history, reading, and, of course, University of Georgia football.
  • wally12

    It is truly sad that the reaction from many on the left is to denigrate anything and any one on the right. It has become part of their DNA due to the success of the propaganda from the media. Thanks to talk radio and Fox news there is hope. I wonder how much since many on the left have ears and eyes but refuse to tune in or hear the other side of any question.

  • Gail Wehling

    I felt sad about Lady Thatcher, however I knew she had not been well for a long time. The most sad part was the Brits who expressed their hatred of her. So I made a little monument to her with the British Flag on my Facebook page. One of my friends, “Liked”it and knew who she was. The rest, I’m afraid, were clueless. What has happened to our Country??

  • cmacrider

    Rodney: since the Left can’t produce anybody of Lady Thatcher’s stature, they are relegated to indignities to express their subconcious jealousy.

  • Gary

    Rodney is insightful and refreshing! His perspective reflects the overwhelming majority of the early baby boomers.