These days it would seem as though everyone is extremely busy: busy jobs, social lives, busy lifestyles in general, we all seem to be far busier than ever before. Yet in the midst of all the hustle and bustle that is modern day life, according to recent headlines some people still manage to find themselves with far too much time on their hands.
It started earlier this month when news broke that tens of thousands of protesters had taken to the streets of Paris to oppose the possible legalisation of gay marriage in France. I couldn’t help but think, protest all you want it doesn’t exactly stop humans being born gay and of course wanting equal rights, do these people honestly have nothing better to do? As I’m pretty sure there are far more proactive, constructive and less offensive ways to while away the hours.
Then this week reports surfaced that a group of Senators from the American Republican political party were seeking their opposing leader, President Barrack Obama’s immediate resignation over claims that singer Beyonce may have mimed the USA’s national anthem at his recent second inauguration ceremony. They appear to feel very strongly on the matter with one Senator in particular saying,
“If Beyoncé lip-synched the national anthem, how do we know President Obama didn’t lip-sync his oath of office?”
Now, if she did it’s a little disappointing but I’m sure there will most likely be a valid reason as Beyonce has proven her strong live singing credentials consistently over the years through her frequent concert tours and television performances, but how this apparently then reflects negatively on Obama’s ability to lead his country is where I and many others become confused. To be quite frank I think the American President has far more pressing issues to concern himself with than this incident.
Aren’t there far more important things we should all be worrying about? After all we live in a world where poverty is still rife in many parts, extreme financial difficulties continue into 2013, large scale devastating natural disasters are happening more frequently, there are horrific wars going on, I could go on but we may be here all day. When it comes to certain people I feel a little bit (a lot) more perspective wouldn’t go amiss.