Go, Rosie, Go


I like Rosie O’Donnell, I admit it. While Fox News and Bill O’Reilly are claiming she is helping the terrorists and needs to fired from her position on The View, I’m saying Go, Rosie, Go. What is wrong with a person asking questions? When did asking questions turn into a crime? It’s seems a lot of American’s love to hate Rosie, especially upper class white males, but many of us enjoy seeing her stir the pot of propaganda that is so prevalent these days. I know, she’s heavy, gay and perhaps not what many consider to be socially attractive, but does that mean her questions, thoughts and opinions have no value?

It’s interesting to me that when Rosie and Donald Trump were having their media driven nasty argument, I couldn’t turn on the television without hearing about it, the newspapers soaked up the ridiculous stories and everyone chose a side. It seems we didn’t recognize that it was all about advertisement and ratings, not a serious debate, but now that Rosie has sunk her teeth into a real issue, the silence by most of the mainstream media is nearly deafening.

So I wonder why people respond so violently when questions about what actually happened on September 11, 2001 are raised. Shouldn’t we want to know the truth? Shouldn’t we care? Our world has changed dramatically since that day and not for the better, in my mind, so as thinking individuals it seems only rational to question the events. I’ve learned over the years when researching any subject it is important to ask, who benefits. Who benefits if I believe this idea versus that idea and in the case of September 11th, we as Americans should truly be asking the question of who has benefited from that world-changing day.

I also find it interesting that never before in history has fire caused steel buildings to disintegrate, but on September 11th it happened three times. That goes beyond mere coincidence and frankly does open the door for thinking people to consider conspiracy. This is America, land of free speech, but I guess there are no guarantees that our words won’t subject us to a modern day witch hunt, in the immortal words of the band Rush, “Conform or be cast out.”

Perhaps Hitler understood the downfall of humanity best when he said, “What luck for rulers that men do not think.” And in the case of 9-11 many of us have chosen not to think, not to explore and not to ask questions. We have chosen to accept the ideas of the mainstream media, although those ideas make little sense and explain nothing. We have chosen to bury our heads in sand and accept the propaganda as truth. We have become exactly what Hitler predicted when he said, “The great masses of people…will more easily fall victims to a great lie than to a small one.”

So my hat is off to Rosie O’Donnell and I say, keep asking questions, keep challenging the propaganda and keep stirring the pot.