This is how revolutions happen.
I always imagine, after I’ve acquired immense success, many people asking me: “Why did it take you so long to get here? I mean, you’re so talented. Why do you think it took so long?”, to which I’ll reply: “I asked myself the exact same thing that whole time…”
(My best friend does this a lot, too…
I hate it when NFL broadcasters say that “Steelers fans travel well.”
You know DAMN well that all of those fans don’t travel from Pittsburgh.
Hell, most of them don’t even travel from PENNSYLVANIA.
You know that most of those Steelers fans in the Georgia Dome have lived in Georgia their ENTIRE fucking lives.
Why is Netflix offering A YEAR of PAID vacation for parents of newborns?
I’ll give you a hint:
The same shit that was reported fucking YEARS ago if you were paying attention or know how to read.
The manipulation of interviews by the media is quite frightening.
Of course, it shouldn’t be outlawed.
Our brains are all we have and thankfully, if we lose our mental capabilities or never had them to begin with, there are others that can care for us, although someone has to have the brains in order for life to flourish.
The function of news is to exist as a confirmation bias: nothing more, nothing less.
It is simply and exactly making money to tell people exactly what they want to hear, and that doesn’t always involve learning (in fact, in most cases, it doesn’t because most of the biggest news organizations don’t have a dedicated “education” segment, although they all like to warm your hearts by telling you just how much they actually educate you. The news has always frightened me; how I never understood that grown adults, after their long, hard days at work, would choose to sit at home and basically have someone treat them like a child: “Now you just sit down right there, and we’ll tell you everything that is going on, and we’ll pretty much control everything for you.” It’s just always been frightening to me, thank God. I’m glad that I was born to avoid it and don’t rely on it like a newborn sucking on its mother’s teat (related: 1, 2 and 3).
There’s just something scary about gluing your eyes to the television and having someone “take care of you” in that way (that’s even the language that they use: “Sit right here and we’ll take care of you”). The entire thing is just scary to me, and I’m very thankful for that).
I have discovered the philosophical root of television “news” (the above post and the link to the left really explain to me how this behemoth known as “news” works and why it works how it works, and it does not provide a bode of confidence to say the least. Obviously, physical violence shouldn’t be used to prevent it, but I don’t like the way that it is going to go as far as people’s mentalities are concerned. I’m worried about what people’s mental states and capacities are going to become as a result of it (or, perhaps even more grimly, “the news” is just a reflection of it, which is even more terrifying)).