mildar's mind
I still #hate the #press

The #press still is #fail in my book. #Journalism is #dead. #People can barely #write and #spell anymore.

I wonder when they’ll be unable to read and people will dictate audio books from scratch because they’ve lost so many skills.

The economy is still tumbling around like a lotto ball waiting to be drawn. No one knows if they’re going to lose their life savings one day and recover it the next thus whether or not they retire or their kids go to college.

We are bombarded daily with rhetoric from the emerging presidential wannabe campaign trails that remind me of the slime trails slugs leave behind when they move. All I’ve heard is a lot of hot air and mud at this point. No one has emerged as the music man capable of leading the band we call the US government.

Obama’s ratings suck.

Not that I’m surprised considering the amazing amount of help and support the rest of the government gives him on everything. I do wonder if it’s fear, racism or a combination of both that fuels such unabashed hate of Obama. I can’t think of another president in my lifetime that was rendered so powerless and impotent for so long.

It is sad and pathetic how our government has failed to govern while not failing to collect and spend our tax dollars on god knows what.

Worse, people seem to be OK with this to the point where they are silent and impotent too.

Don’t think for a minute that what you see and hear in the press is our full reality.

Television and the news are a microcosm of our society. Worse, the most vocal and visible elements which represent probably less than 10% of our entire population.

The US has a population somewhere around 350 million. This means if you gave everyone on this planet 15 seconds on TV it would take - if I did my math right - approximately 270 days of commercial free TV time to hear what everyone in this country has to say.

So I think it’s pretty easy to say that TV can’t represent the masses very well. It’s a limited narrow-minded little box broadcasting a very small slice or reality and A LOT of nonsense most of the time.

And no, reality TV isn’t real kids.

It’s hyper-inflated human behavior of the worst kind.

It seems that if you whip out a camera around a bunch of people who are probably annoying or inane at best, they become raging hormone filled beasts with their worst traits amplified like a huge throbbing zit on your forehead that only appear for date night. It becomes so surreal people are compelled to watch because their own reality sucks so bad that they can’t deal with it.

Don’t get my wrong, I don’t hate TV, I hate what’s happened to it. I think programming used to have more value to society as a whole.

Unfortunately in a society that probably has more TVs than people. it is a major influence on people’s behavior, buying habits, and general disposition that’s being used poorly and resulting in the horror we know as society today.

I would love to see what would happen if they glorified “boring” things like successful marriages, well behaved children playing together, student science fairs, and soft rock concerts for six months. Would people riot? Or change?

But meanwhile everyone is too busy with trying to understand why “Aliens may destroy humanity to protect other civilisations." Did someone really spend the time and money to write about such an inane topic? I mean this is the Guardian in the UK, are they really compelled to sink so low as to report on crap like this? Pathetic.

And let’s not forget the upcoming Kardashian wedding.

Or whether not Anne Hathaway is the appropriate successor to Julie Newmar, Eartha Kitt, Lee Meriwether (if Berry is on this list you can’t leave Lee off), Michelle Pfeiffer and Halle Berry (other than looks I barely count Berry - that movie was crap) as Cat Woman.

Or the latest Jersey Shore updates. Apparently Hathaway is obsessed with Snooki like millions of others.

Oh, and let’s not forget Taylor Swift’s “wardrobe malfunction” with her skirt revealing (shockingly… NOT) nude Spanx which has been plastered all over the news for all most the entire week. Why? Beats me. Every woman on TV with few exceptions all appear to wear Spanx.

And no, I don’t know this stuff off the top of my head. I do some mild research and try to accurately fact check that which needs to be validated.

Afterward I attempt to think and draw my own conclusions without being drawn down into the quagmire of devolving thinking that seems to be proliferating the country like NYC rats in the sewer.

But what it all boils down to, in my opinion, is that there are no priorities left in this world.

Very little mystery or privacy for that matter.

The bulk of the news (which people get paid to create) flooding the Internet is really just crap with no practical value.

It isn’t educational, nor thought provoking, unless you truly think the world will stop dead if you don’t get those $6,000 Dolce & Gabbana limited edition gold-plated Jersey Shore Kardashian Jordan approved shades being sold on Madison Avenue.

As someone once so simplistically said - “STOP THE INSANITY!” Please?