August 25, 2010

Lilith News' 900th Post

TECHNOLOGY - You'd think we'd get tired after 900 blog posts, but the truth is we're growing stronger.

Regular followers and fanmail, its nice to know people enjoy what we offer in the way of news and commentary.

Of course not everyone agrees with what we have to say. Scumbag Peter Nygard and an alleged rapist/fraud artist whom-we're-currently-not-allowed-to-say-his-name-because-he-is-threatening-to-sue-us don't exactly like us, but hey the feeling is mutual. Somebody has to stand up to these creeps.

The beauty of news blogs is that we can show the news and simultaneously present an OPINION on the news that is happening. It becomes more like an editorial, but without the funny cartoon in the corner. The internet and alternative news media is often all about free speech and having an opinion.

Sometimes there is no need to even voice an opinion however. You just present the facts and then the reader/viewer can draw their own opinion. Other times having an opinion on the matter might be considered bad taste, like in the case of an obituary. If the person wasn't particularly well liked it might be kosher to say "Good riddance!", which is something a newspaper wouldn't do.

Last year when Michael Jackson died (on June 25th 2009) we didn't post an obituary because frankly we didn't have a lot of nice things to say about him. When we did finally post something it was about Michael Jackson's art collection and we waited until April 2010.

We will all miss the allegations against Michael Jackson and his courtroom antics.

We could, in theory, kowtow to the people who still insist that Michael Jackson was completely innocent and that his love of children was just one of his oddities.

Sure, and Pope Benedict really cares about abused children. See Pope ignored molestation of children.

These days you can't keep anything a secret. There's usually a camera or a video camera watching people, and failing the availability of electronic devices nearby there's always the potential for someone to blab the truth to the media. Like these videos below of a fire tornado in Brazil, an UK woman dumping a cat in a garbage bin or a confrontation between Christians and supporters of same-sex marriages:

Exposing the harsh brutality of the world isn't something we enjoy. We'd much rather talk about good news, but we feel compelled to tell the good with the bad so that people are getting the whole picture.

Like the USA using chemical weapons against civilians in Afghanistan. The horror of burning white phosphorous as it rains down on a village can only be captured on camera and even that pales to the real horror that happens to the people caught under it.

But there's always hope. Its humanity's natural reaction to reject tyranny and unfairness, to strive towards some ideal of utopianism. We may not all agree on what utopia should be, but we are instinctively drawn to perfect the world around us.

On a positive note we leave you with the following cartoon:

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