The assumption of Norway

admin | July 27, 2011 in Randomly | Comments (0)

To assume is to jump into a dark pit.

To assume and be wrong is to jump into a dark pit to only find an untimely death.

To assume and be correct is to jump into a dark part to only find yourself landing safe but with no way out.

I say this because I witnessed many making unbelievable assumptions over the past few days.

I woke up hearing about Amy Winehouse’s death, it was quite tragic.  This seemed to cover my Facebook and Twitter accounts.  Her death was untimely and very tragic, she had a beautiful voice and so much potential.  She was overcome by her addiction and fell victim to it.

The one story that was hiding from me was the massacre that was taking place in Oslo, Norway.  As I say massacre, I mean it to it’s very definition.  What happened in Oslo was a massacre, it was a killing over innocent people over a train of thought few have witnessed.

When the shootings first took place many pundits were quick to jump and say it was an act of terrorism.  Some were also quick to explain that it was being coordinated by al-Qaeda.  Was happened in Oslo was merely an act of terror against a peaceful, and predominately white nation.

When word got out that that there had been a white male on the island causing death, “experts” were not quick to change their opinions, they simply kept their assumption that it was either al-Qaeda or a Muslim extremist group.  This white male could still possibly be part of al-Qaeda and Muslim.

When word got out that he was killing for his own right-wing, Christian beliefs, I believe that is when many “experts” in the media world saw their credibility flash before their very own eyes.

Do not give up on the media of today, however, for they will overcome any obstacle in their way as long as they have the last word that is believable by the audience.

Afterwards, the media was still scrambling to find ways to blame the Muslim religion.  What better way to blame the Muslims than point out that this man caused this massacre because he was acting out against Islam.

Yes, media had succeeded again, and Islam was again the reason for something wrong in the world.

I am not one to say Islam is a perfect religion, as there is no perfect religion, but we as Americans tend to blame all of our troubles on Muslims.  Yes the men who caused 9/11 were Muslim, but the man who caused the holocaust was Catholic.

I find myself rewriting my first sentences.

To assume is to jump into a dark pit.

To assume and be wrong is to jump into a dark pit only to find an untimely death.

To assume and be correct is to jump into a dark pit only to find that you never jumped at all.


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