Friday, April 20, 2007

Sanjaya, VA Tech, and Scientology

This weekend I will be mad busy with living my life and on Monday I head to the ‘Cut for a week of non-stop twelve to fifteen hour days of service to the Lord, and, well, the board of directors. So you may not hear from me until at least next Friday, but I implore you not to sink into a dark mood or anxious depression. I will be back soon, very soon.

In the meantime, there was so much more I wanted to say about my darling Sanjaya, but I think this article sums it up nicely. I will miss him dearly and now have no reason to watch the show, except for Melinda Doolittle who I like not only for her great singing talent but also her positive demeanor and pleasantness. Boring, but she can wail.

Also, there is probably no truth to the rumor that Britney Spears wants to team up with Sanjya [via American Midol] but I would love for this to come to fruition. I am one of the few people who believe that old lady Spears can have a comeback (“a return!”) after all the bad press, divorce from golddigger, parenting nightmares, head shaving, rehab, family fall-out and manager firing madness she’s going through, but even if she can’t at least Sanjaya can start out on that path that is so perfect for him: hot brown pop sensation.

Today is also a day of mourning for the VA Tech victims. I have this to say about that horrible incident: stop making this a gun-control issue (for or against) and stop pointing fingers at who is to blame at the university for their fuck-up of not locking down the campus. (OMG, Andrea Peyser, you are so tough! I totally wish you had been in charge!)

Additionally, news-media, stop presenting the killer’s “manifesto” and decrying his “lonely, tormented” life. As stated so perfectly at Republic of T, "Not all troubled persons are loners, and not all loners are troubled." His “manifesto” is the ramblings of someone who had nothing to say and who should have rethought his decision to major in English. His “plays” are childish, nonsensical tripe, not some profoundly introspective revelation into why he did it. His “isolation” is no different than the countless outcasts who are bullied and ridiculed but who never shoot up schools. He was a fluke, clearly mentally ill, and his desire to be noticed, even in death, was more important to him than living his life and figuring out how to navigate the cold cruel world. He was filled with anger and evil and that is all there is to say bout him and his videos, plays, “manifesto” etc. I feel sorry for his parents. The focus should be on the healing process of the families and students at Tech, whatever that is for each of them as individuals. Moving on is hard to do so lets keep the murderous assholes picture buried with him in his worm infested grave.

On a final note, what the hell kind of world is this when Scientology starts winning awards and being taken seriously as a healthcare provider? Tom Cruise and L. Ron Hubbard are nutjobs – let’s face facts – and the City’s “proclamation” honoring them is both ridiculous and insulting. Also, as if being a crazed cult started by a science-FICTION writer wasn’t enough, as a religion, the City and it’s officials should have NOTHING to do with this. Can you imagine if this were a faith healing center being praised like this? Or if it were some kind of Muslim organization being honored and awarded on the City’s time and dime? I wish the best for those with maladies due to 9/11, but Scientology has nothing to offer. Nothing.

That’s it. Holla!

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