News Oversaturation, or Why I Really Just Don’t Care.
Today in my blog post I bring you this important announcement:
I really don’t care about celebrities. Or the latest celebrity news and gossip. I don’t care what Charlie Sheen is doing, what he’s said lately, and quite frankly the world would be far, far better off without giving him his fifteen minutes of fame over and over again. Ditto with Lindsay Lohan, Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, and numerous other famous people who get off from opening their mouths, inserting their foots, and repeating while mysterious sources of money and fame pour in as a result of them doing so.
While people are critiquing Snooki and the Jersey Shore, a show I’ve never seen and much sooner would watch paint dry, there are people dying in Libya, others exercising their rights as American citizens in the labor protests in Wisconsin, and the oil spill which is still damaging our waters and killing off sea life has been relegated to yesterday’s news. Oh, did I mention that Egypt got its groove back?
We are oversaturated with faux news, and it is stunting our ability to know what’s going on in the world and what truly matters. As much as people find the latest saga of “As the Celebrities’ Heads Turn Like In the Exorcist Movie” entertaining, there are much better ways of finding amusement. Go read a good book, I understand those of us here have several new ones out (wink wink, nudge nudge). Go watch a movie, take a walk outside, or do some writing yourself. When the news media stops making money from putting Britney Spears on page one while major events which affect our daily lives are being pushed to page twenty, we’ll start seeing real information flowing once more. Better yet, those of us who find some of these celebrities annoying at best will get a decided relief from their crazy.
And I bet some of you had completely forgotten about the oil spill until I brought it up. 😉
Love & Magic,