FOUR MONKEYS AFFECT OUR COUNTY
Together they embody the proverbial principle to "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil". They are NOT the three monkeys Mizaru, Kikazaru, and Iwazaru. For sure these three Japanese monkeys are more famous. Mizaru covering his eyes, who sees no evil; Kikazaru, covering his ears, who hears no evil; and Iwazaru, covering his mouth, who speaks no evil were popularized in a 17th century carving over the door of the famous Tōshō-gū shrine in Nikkō, Japan. But three of the four in the monkey metaphor we speak of are all members of the local media and made infamous by their own “carvings” as they all try to be “the news center” of Liberty County.
In the western world the phrase, “hear no evil, see no evil, and speak no evil is often used to refer to those who deal with impropriety by looking the other way, refusing to acknowledge it, or feigning ignorance. All three of these locals monkeys have echoed complains of corruption that has already been revealed to the public, but none of them have initiated and investigated or followed up on any allegations in a way that brought justice where none had hoped to exist.
Of the three, Mizaru (or sees no evil) is the most innocent and forgivable. Locally Vanessa Brashier, the editor of The Dayton News and The Cleveland Advocate is our Mizaru. Brashier, in a reaction to all of the struggles and failures and compromises she has had in her own life has chosen to cover her eyes and adopt the pro abortion, pro gay, non- judgmentalism of the Democratic Party. We all have plenty of shortcomings and mistakes that have scarred our lives, but rather than accept God’s forgiveness and His truth, Brashier has decided to close her eyes and hold her hands over them in order that she doesn’t see the sins of others. She does this in hopes no one sees her sins. She and her readers both need truth, not an advocate that invites us to put our hands over our eyes along with her. Mixing metaphors – the King is naked – stop denying it. We can not clean up the scandals unless we face that they exist and we insist on prosecuting criminals.
Kikazaru is not as sympathetic of a primate. Car wreck blogger Allen Youngblood is like the monkey that hears no evil. Youngblood is pretty much a loner. No one really hangs out with Youngblood, so he probably doesn’t hear as much as a real media person would. His long sleeved starched shirts and gold Lincoln Town Car are only facades in an effort to feel normal and important and successful. But if you take out chasing car wrecks, late night drinking at the Democratic Chairman/Archer’s house, and playing with his blog nights in his little house over in West Liberty and dining alone at Chili’s, you just have an organ grinder churning out Democratic liberal propaganda mixed in with car wreck reports and enough conservative comments to convince himself he appears balanced. Allen’s face book alludes to what he monkeys around with: “Having been in church all my life, served as a church musician from time to time, and having seen the world, it’s time that I write and speak about MY observations. At 55, I’ve lived long enough to formulate MY ideas concerning MY faith, our government and the world.” And boy does he have some ideas. Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama would love him. And so do most of the local Democratic officials. Youngblood is not as innocent and sympathetic as Brashier because the only doubt any of us should have that he has “seen” wrongdoing and not reported it is that he is just plain too ignorant to recognize what is right and wrong. He may be so blinded by his love of the Democratic Party that he can not see the values and ideals he was taught by his parents and his church.
Iwazaru is the worst of the monkeys. He sees. He hears. But Iwazaru keeps his hands over his mouth. Bill Buchanan is the closest thing to a “speak no evil” monkey we have. But his work at the local radio station is really worse than just not reporting or not investigating or validating others’ accounts of the crimes and wrongdoing of his Democratic buddies. Buchanan doesn’t just shut his own mouth; he tries to shut everyone else’s. He attacks people that go against him. He does a great deal of work to try and create some credibility and some revenue so he can play Oz behind his curtain. But most anyone who has been here long enough knows of Bill and, though they may not listen to his KSHN radio station because they don’t want any of Bill’s version of “sunshine” blown in their head and infecting their thinking, many still know of his evil attempt to play a wicked Oz pumping twisted stories to the public in order to help the local cabal of Democrats.
What we have not mentioned thus far is the fourth monkey. Some might call him the outsider because he is nothing like these three. Many years ago some in Japan added this other monkey. Shizaru is his name. He is depicted in some of the 18th century carvings. This fourth monkey symbolizes the principle of "do no evil". He may be shown crossing his arms. To us here at Liberty Dispatch, Shizaru is anyone with a badge or an official position that is NOT part of local corruption, but that has done nothing to arrest and convict those that are. There are prosecutable crimes specifically mentioned and, in some cases, documented on this website. It is inexcusable for the media not to look into these crimes and either criticizes us or report on and pursue the accused. But for anyone with authority and influence in law enforcement to sit and wait or make up some kind of excuse and not arrest those among us who harm this community and violate the law. Well … find another line of work. Shizaru may not be a bad monkey but the old saying that says all that has to happen for evil to exist is for good men to do nothing about it – that applies to monkeys too.
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