Public Opinion is a Dangerous Thing

posted by Bill Mick - 

POLICING THE CROWD...OR VISA VERSA

Public Opinion is a wonderful and dangerous thing.  It’s one thing to know how people feel on an issue.  It’s completely another when that “feeling” drives traditions or actions of institutions in our country.  We have several bad examples of this all around us!  If you watch Fox’s THE ORVILLE you saw an example of how our society is beginning to operate in last week’s episode. 

George Washington was a man of faith.  His church doesn’t care and remembering he went to that church, still existing today, is apparently a no-no.  It might offend someone.  Recalling Washington was worshiping the same God in the same place is now a problem?  How?  This church has lost its way.

A Houston Astros star is under fire for a gesture to an opponent during the heat of competition.  MLB reacted to the public opinion and sports media is part of the problem.  Last week it was cultural appropriation in Halloween costumes.  Now “white beauty” is a problem if you aren’t appropriating another culture!

In PERSON OF INTEREST a computer program allowed citizens of NYC to be followed and profiled for likely criminal behavior.  It was fantasy…WAS.  A city in China is doing it.

Hanoi Jane is victim blaming in the Harvey Weinstein case.  It’s not like his victims chose Weinstein’s tastes for him!

The Mitch Needelman trial is in the hands of the jury.  What do you think?  Was the case strong enough for conviction?  Are there missing witnesses?  And what’s coming for the other defendants?

How does providing rides for seniors come before feeding them?  When charity becomes political that’s what we get.  But, it may not be over.  And, speaking of politics, the Democrats in Brevard are getting active in non-partisan city elections.  Good.  Activism is good and those who are whining about it need to learn how to win elections as opposed to complaining that people are getting involved.

Sheriff Ivey will here Thursday at 8am.  His media relations came under scrutiny over the weekend in Florida Today.  Would YOU want to be featured on WHEEL OF FUGITIVE?

ERASING HISTORY

 Washington’s church excommunicates history

THE WORLD SERIES & PC

MLB suspends Astros star for racist gesture

HALLOWEEN

Never satisfied, now girls can’t be Elsa

TV TO REALITY

Person of Interest…tracking you?

Jane Fonda blames white women for Weinstein’s tastes

THE NEEDELMAN TRIAL

Events timeline

Defense rests, Needelman remains silent

THE COUNTY COMMISSION

Nonprofit funding again on tap

ELECTIONS

All elections should be partisan

THE SHERIFF & SOCIAL MEDIA

Wheel and other programs under scrutiny

IN CASE YOU MISSED THEM

Last week’s MICKnuggets

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