Joyanna Adams

Nobody's Opinion

How Candid Should Our Camera’s Be?

Nobody Wins

“I can’t believe they are getting into private affairs of people! That man knocked her out, and now, he loses his whole livelihood!”surprise four

This was coming from my friend Ruth, a German woman who survived the bombing of Dresden. “and then she MARRIES him!”

I was sitting across the table at our annual “old ladies who swim” luncheon today, and I watched Ruth grab her hamburger and shake her head in disbelief.

Ray Rice

Ray Rice

She makes a good point, I thought: Since when do people lose their jobs for something they don’t do on the job? This is happening every single day. Even kids are getting kicked out of school for something they don’t even DO in school.

Even thirty years ago, this would not have happened.

She was talking about the subject that has been all over the news for two whole weeks. A football player named Ray Rice, was caught on video, knocking his girlfriend to the floor in an elevator. He then dragged her out of the elevator, and took her home. Obviously, they were both drunk.

Everybody knows that this happens more than we care to think about. Black men beat up their women at a rate higher than white men. Muslim men liked it so much, they wrote it into their religion.

But the excommunication ball got rolling in the fast pace of public lynching: The NFL suspended Ray Rice for life.

Then another football player named Andrian Peterson beat his kid, and we started on the subject all over again.

Well, that did it. Nike terminated Peterson’s deal, worth $750,000 a year. Although it didn’t end its relationship with Michael Vick (the dogfighter), Kobe Bryant OR Tiger Woods.

Anheuser-Busch weighed in on it too.

“We are disappointed and increasingly concerned by the recent incidents that have overshadowed this NFL season. We are not yet satisfied with the league’s handling of behaviors that so clearly go against our own company culture and moral code. We have shared our concerns and expectations with the league,” the statement said.

So, it’s okay to CHEAT on your wife, abuse animals, but…you can’t knock a woman out cold. (And make sure you don’t mention you just had a few Buds)

Maybe we need to review what moral code everybody is following. Like Obama’s war strategy, it’s all over the map.

Andrian Paterson

Andrian Paterson

We have MORE:

Jonathan dwyer

Jonathan dwyer

Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested Wednesday on aggravated assault charges in connection with two altercations at his home in July involving a woman and an 18-month-old child, the latest in a string of such cases involving NFL players.

Wow. The NFL is on a roll

Glenn Back had this to say, and I would imagine there are a lot of people who agree with him:

“I’m telling you right now that the only things that matter are principles and values, how you deal with people, how you behave in your personal life and how you behave in your business life,” Beck said. “That’s it. … If you don’t start falling in line with true values, if you don’t start falling into line with eternal principles and common decency, your business is over. It’s just over. And I give that message to the NFL.”

“We are teaching our kids that it doesn’t matter what you do in your personal life, as long as you excel at whatever it is that you do,” Beck concluded. “That’s wrong. That’s showing them that money is over everything else. It’s not.”

Wait…”WE” ? Who are ‘we’?  Let’s get this straight. Before the private lives of football players became the most discussed subject on the National stage, we had the private lives of politicians to talk about…only the media cleverly HID all their abuse, (and killings, and murders, and wife beatings) for years.

Glenn Beck was saying today that the State Department was covering up prostitution rings by their ambassadors.

Will THEY lose their jobs?Bill Clinton and babes

Bill Clinton raped a woman. He kept his job…he almost bit her tongue off. He embarrassed a whole country with his philandering, and he is one of the most popular men on the planet.

And how about those liberal values? Aren’t they really to blame for most of this? John Kennedy…FDR…no values. No principles. How many horn dogs have occupied the White House, and what kind of example do THEY set for the rest of the nation?

Is Nike or Anheuser Busch going to come out and publicly ostracize them?

Yes, we all want morals. But…I can’t help but go back to Ruth.

BEFORE cameras, before NSA, before… Face it, your cooked book…. before cell phones, American’s private lives almost never effected their jobs. Unless of course they got arrested.

We are in a whole new world of crime and punishment. I’m just wondering when they are going to be putting this stuff up on BIG screens throughout the cites.

On the other hand, (back to Ray) from a man’s point of view, if a woman viciously attacks you, can you hit her back?Nineteen 84

I heard a male friend of mine say with a resounding gusto of testosterone and common sense of justice…YES!

Nobody Thinks this stuff has happened since the beginning of time, but only NOW with government surveillance, does the whole world get to punish you, and then Nobody Wins when we are all on camera.

In 1984, there was a camera in every room watching your every move.

If I was Ray’s Wife, I’d get him that new giant HD Samsung TV.

We are all spies now.

 

September 18, 2014 - Posted by | American Culture, tyranny, Uncategorized | , ,

2 Comments »

  1. “if a woman viciously attacks you, can you hit her back?” That’s the essential question, isn’t it? You have a way of getting to the essence of things, Joy.

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    Comment by snopercod | September 18, 2014 | Reply

  2. I take the point on surveillance – obviously dead against that. On the other hand, some positions of sensitivity, where a person deals with vulnerable members of the public, say – well a wife-beater or paedo is hardly the person for that. But it doesn’t need spy cameras, only a long history of screams from next door or something like that.

    It’s a fine line but sadly, social workers are not equipped to know where that line is.

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    Comment by jameshighamj | September 18, 2014 | Reply


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