The View is a show with 4 or 5 women, who talk about the main topics and current events going on in our world today. The Show is controversial sometimes, but sometimes misses it all together and I wondered why? I was wondering if the absence of a male component to the daytime TV hit, is leaving the audience failing to get the full scope of what’s being said? For instance, let’s talk about a recent episode the View done about bullying and they ripped this story right from the headlines; when this was going on.
The story featured a young man who was attacked by a gang of other children. Nadin was the young 13 year-old boy who was attacked and all of his attackers were under the age of 17 years old. There were 6 kids who got arrested on the Monday this story first happened and the next day at school, a 7th student was arrested for bullying. All 7 students were between the ages of 13 and 17 years old; which basically makes them all kids too, since most consider 18 years of age, the adult line in America.
Now the View is a show that covers the headlines, so they were well within the rights to air this bullying story. Often the panel of women will leave their opinions attached to a headline story and we saw this happened in this case. But instead of leaving it at that, they went an extra step forward and made each football player change their personal plans, so they could appear on the show and speak about bullying; while showing support for the young Nadin who was violently attacked by 7 other kids. We know this was the View’s idea, since Whoopi mentioned each of the Eagles football players, chose to change their plans, once they heard what the The View as doing and who Nadin’s favorite NFL team and player was. It was great this all got done for Nadin on this special Thursday for him; when just 3 days earlier on Monday, his school classmates were hanging him up on a seven foot high fence, from his jacket.
But did The View becomes bullies their self? I hate bullying as much as the next person, but if we are not careful, we can become the bullies too. Especially when the people guilty in this story are all children too. Now we don’t really know what happened to Nadin, before these other 7 kids decided to gang up on him. In Nadin’s words, he believed his mom being from Africa and still maintains the accent of the African language, is what caused other students, who were African American students, to gang up on Nadin and punish him with their own style of justice. Now if the students in this case would have been white, then we would have seen this story take on a much higher level of order in this country. Instead of a bullying case, we would be talking about a hate crime.
Before I over judge the kids in this story who appeared to be on the wrong end in many American’s minds, we should reserve judgment some, to make sure Nadin wasn’t bullying anyone either. Because if you didn’t know his story on Monday, you could just watch The View on Thursday and see what they were doing, was bullying too. They all ganged up on a group of kids, who probably doesn’t deserve this much punishment. I believe they were wrong and should be punished, but when you use your power to perform your own style of justice, like the people on the View and the people who put that show together, should have realized at some point, they are being a bully their self. Bullies exist, because they don’t often see how bad their actions really are or how harmful it can be. I believe The View was totally too one-sided in this story and didn’t realize how to control their power and became bullies their self.
This is why it is so dangerous to give people power. Many don’t know how to use it properly and The View went way too far, once they got the Philadelphia Eagles football team and Desean Jackson involved. Just recently, we saw another abuse of power by our own President of the United States. His orders to go bomb the country of Libya with the French and British armies, was something he had the right to do. It was within his power to make this military move and give the go-ahead to bomb the government of Libya and strategic military targets. I believe this is why President Obama mainly did this action, because he knew he had the right and no one could stop him. People with power who abuse it, often abuse it, because they did have the right to do it. The people who deserve the most power in the World today, are the ones who know they have the power to do something, but choose not to do it, and hold back from using their powers. The View and President Barack Obama are both guilty, for using their powers and in both situations their was better ways to handle both circumstances.
Article publié pour la première fois le 26/03/2011