NOTE: I wrote this a couple of months ago, but never got around to posting it. Here it is, only slightly abridged… you'll know where when you read it.
Dear Mr. Woods/James etc……,
What were you thinking, dudes? Seriously… what were you thinking? I'm not going to talk about your marriage, because that is your business… I'm not going to talk about fidelity, because lots of people have wide and varied views of what that means. What I am going to ask you about is this: Dude, what were you thinking about when picking the women that you were going to do the nasty with? Seriously. I don't get it… is it the "Madonna/Whore" thing?
Enough, already! Tiger Woods went off the reservation and had extramarital sex, as did Jesse James (I still chuckle when I hear that name). They aren't the first male (or female) celebrities to get caught getting a little strange, and they won't be the last. The thing is that it is time to quit talking about it, already.
In the humble opinion of this little no-account blogger, marital infidelity isn't news. It isn't news when your idiot neighbor gets caught bangin' the babysitter, and it isn't news when it is the President of France, or the President of The United States. It isn't news when the hot mom down the street seduces the lawn guy, either (unless, of course, the lawn guy is a minor… then it is a crime). Marital infidelity isn't news. It is a shame… but it isn't news.
It is my view that in a world where people are killed in the thousands, or even in the hundreds of thousands in wars of aggression, or through planned genocide, there is more to talk about than who is getting some on the side. In a country where our sons, daughters, friends, and loved ones are sent to serve their country in combat under questionable circumstances, there is more to talk about that who is getting a piece from a stripper (or a succession of strippers). In a time where our literacy rates are slipping; our coasts and coastal industries are being destroyed for generations by man-made disasters brought on by criminal irresponsibility, we have more to talk about than who stole whose man.
Wake up, folks. Change the channel whenever that garbage shows up on your televisions. It isn't being presented to inform you… it is only there to keep you watching so that CNN, FOX, NBC, and the other networks can draw ad revenue.