Okay no it isn’t a porn flick or anything but there is more to life than jerking off to some hotties. Besides some of these mainstream shows do have nice scenery if you catch my drift.
Frankly the Inspector Morse series from Britian is a popular one and was a mainstay on the local PBS station out of Seattle until the lead actor called it quits, then passed away shortly after. John Thaw did some interesting shows including I believe a sort of semi gay movie. Have to dig that one out as it really was rather good.
So for me, I watched on our knowledge network Driven to Distraction tonight and it had only one rather interesting character in it. However the movie did offer something else that perhaps bears discussion, that being the difference between good intentions by the good guys and the law. It is a good show if you enjoy some thinking while watching because really Inspector Morse is a thinking man’s show.
There is a scene where Morse asks his team to join him in going over a suspects books to look for evidence to nail the guy. His sidekick Lewis refuses as does the hottie, but the girl stays. The thing is that in leaving Lewis explained that it isn’t legal and Morse seemed to not care.
And that is the issue today. The lines keep getting crossed by the supposed good guys and the bad ones. Isn’t it the rule of law that separates the two?
Call me naive but yes, I know it is a lot harder to grab the bad guys out there who follow no rules, no laws but their own, yet isn’t that what we are fighting for? I mean if Hezbollah blows up a market or sends a guy in to detonate a bomb in a night club where teenagers are, is that justified in our so called civilized society? And if not, because it violates the laws, when a policeman or a President even breaks the law, in order to combat people they perceive are like Hezbollah, isn’t that simply blurring the lines too far?
With war raging in Lebanon and Palestine and Civil War in Iraq and threatened wars with Syria, Iran, and North Korea and possible wars in Somalia and the Congo, isn’t it even more important today that the good guys stick to what makes them the good guys? Isn’t the Rule of Law just that, yet President Bush continues to defy the law and goes further to usurp the law more, each passing day.
How can anyone support anyone at any cost when that cost is our very own laws? Doesn’t that then make us no different than those we are fighting?
I enjoy watching the Inspector Morse shows, but you know tonights show was interesting. I mean you can find some insights that are troubling, because frankly I wonder how many of us really understand that the line is a very thin one and way too many, from Presidents to Prime Ministers, to ordinary Marines or Soldiers, seem to cross that line all too frequently.