Let’s start with Cuba. So, we’re friends again. I’m still trying to figure out exactly what we get out of this new arrangement. It seems that Cuba gets all the benefits: tourism, our money, our stuff, etc, and we still can’t get cigars from them. Oh, wait a minute. That’s right, we want them to be friends with us and not the Soviet Union! *Light bulbs go on over my head* We don’t want another Bay of Pigs, do we? So let’s make friends with them before the Soviet Union does. It’s an international popularity contest, and we want to make sure we fill that island with our weapons, not the other guys’ (especially when they’re a mere 90 miles away, although mommy swears that even a nuclear missile couldn’t make their food any hotter and spicier in Miami). Geeze, and we thought that stuff ended with high school. Oh no, it goes on, and on, and on – even in International politics. Good grief.
Next, I’d like to chatter about Sony pulling The Interview from theaters. Um, excuse me. What was Sony thinking when they made that movie? You know good and well that these radical dictatorships have no sense of humor. They don’t joke. They just get pissed and threaten and squawk like pissed off parakeets and send cyber attacks and make a lot of noise that nobody wants to hear. And I don’t understand why they bother with it, either. I mean, their borders are closed to the outside world, so it’s not like their minions citizens will ever get to see it anyway. This is a whole lot of drama over nothing. That movie should have been made for streaming video and DVD from the start. They really don’t get the power of niche markets and cult classics, do they? These bigwigs just have an eye for the spotlight. I think they knew this would happen and they want the drama. If it were really about the art or the message, they’d understand that coming in quietly through more low key places and breaking through can be more powerful than the red carpet.
So the government is torturing terrorists. Good! We’re talking about people that behead people and post the video online, and you care about their rights? There are some bleeding hearts out there that need to wake up and realize that the suffering saint keeps on suffering until they learn that it’s ok to fight back. Meek doesn’t speak to these radicals. Time was during the Crusades when Christians would kill you back for that crap, but now we’re more civilized than that. We just torture. So the “they’re human too!” people can be glad we’ve learned some moderation, and the rest of us think that if they come out of there alive, then we’re being too nice anyway – or at least, nicer than they are to us.
And before you say “what would Jesus do,” I’ll say this: I know what He’s going to do when He comes back. It’s gonna be on like donkey kong then.
Speaking of which, my last item is the Merry Christmas/Happy Holiday debate. We have it every year. Why can’t we just wish everybody a happy whatever-we-choose-to-celebrate? People get offended too easily.
Ok, that’s it for this edition of Chatter With Chloe. I hope you enjoyed it! I know we’re getting into crunch time now with Christmas just days away, so in closing I’ll ask everybody to please try to keep things in perspective. Drive safely, do what you can, and remember the reason for the season.
That’s all today. Take care. Have a Happy Friday and a wonderful weekend.