Another guest post is by our pal and regular TPC contributor, David Garber:
A cynic sees things as they might be and says, is this possible?
I’m glad I’m not a cynic. That’s a tough job coming up with conspiracy theories, blaming others for things that are our own faults. It really would tax my limited brain and my imagination.
If I thought like a cynic, I might look at the efforts of the GOP to suppress vote as a discriminatory action against Latinos, Blacks, Asians, the elderly and any other minority who definitely don’t make up the base of that party. C’mon, you’d have be a cynic to believe that.
And if I thought like a cynic, I might believe that the war in Iraq wasn’t fully justified, that people lied to get us into that conflict for personally gain – neocons, war hawks, anti-muslims, the president and vice President who would generate huge incomes for companies they had personal stakes in.
That would just be so corrupt and irresponsible, that I’m not going to believe that. That kind of stuff is hogwash.
And now Boston. It was a terrorist act, that’s what the news people are saying. No foreign nor domestic group has claimed responsibility. If they had done this, at least in the past, they would have jumped onto this even if they hadn’t done it — just for the publicity. Good thing our responsible and rarely duped press aren’t cynics because they could have come to another conclusion.
What would that be?
Now I’m not a cynic, as I’ve stated, but a possible scenario is that the NRA, facing possible defeat in the Senate, doesn’t want to take any chances. The tragedy at Sandy Hook hasn’t gone away as they had counted on. So if it won’t go away on it’s own, how about giving us something else to fixate on for a short while, then we’ll forget our lost children in Connecticut. The press will always fall for a new shiny object.
Well, let’s hope this possible scenario is wrong. I’m a Boston boy and have special feelings for friends and family back there. But I’d hate for them to be used to diffuse other pressing issues like gun control.
I guess in my weak moment I was thinking like a cynic. Good thing I’m not one.
For the past 25 years, David Garber has been serving as the show runner and or writer on some of television’s biggest hits… Saved By The Bell, Power Rangers, 227, Bill Cosby Show and many other network series. His writing and producing have also netted David two very prestigious awards:the PRISM AWARD and the TV CRITICS AWARD – TV SPECIAL OF THE YEAR. Currently he’s authoring a short story series called “A Few Minutes With…”