Timestamp 3:50 am PST. Still disturbed. Woke up from an hour of sleep and have laid here for a little under an hour. As I do every night, just after puttinf the Princess and every one else to bed and then writing for a few hours I flipped on the television to lull me sleep last night. Over the last few months it has become increasingly difficult for me to enjoy this once pleasurable routine. Primarily because I cannot find anything even remotely enjoyable to watch. But it’s not just that. It’s far worse. To be more nacchrate I cannot find anything with which Ito lull myself to sleep because I cannot find anything that is not either morally offensive or intellectually offensive or both usually. Besides the occasional documentary on astronomy or physics. Problem being that there is only so much astronomy or physics you can learn and relearn in a lifetime and I have surely passed that threshold eons ago forgive the pun.
History, which has always been a favorite subject, is now out, as most history as it is presented in the united states has been reduced to bad hollywood b movies, thoroughly covered in the same blood hyperbole and violence that destroyed filmmaking decades ago. What they call the history Channel here is more akin to a reality television network featuring an endless series of programs dedicated to covering everything from toothless pawnshop owners haggling over the price of Elvis memorabilia to Amish mafia wannabes or the hillbilly housewives of garbage disposal truck drivers. In other words everything but what any same or rational person would call history.
Unfortunately the same applies to the hundreds of movies offered up to those p us with such pitiless first world problems such as these. Movies today no matter hoany you have a choice of almost nearly always offend in one or more ways or another. True we do get a choice between zombies or vampires, or between apparitions that haunt the homes of the wicked or mad serial killers that stalk stupid campers, or between lustful twenty somethings obsessed with casual meaningless sex or wanton middle aged sex obsessed suburbanites who find adultery as normal as taking out the trash. I may be the last man standing open mouthed and dumbstruck asking where the hell our morals and values as a society have disappeared to, but I don’t mind and I don’t feel alone in it.
Yes I attempted to watch HBOs latest attempt to out shock and awe the next guy, a wretched 27 minutes called GIRLS, but no I do not believe that every female between the ages of 18 and 28 thinks and talks about nothing else but sex and routinely heads into the ladies room to pleasure herself whenever she gets a whim. Nor do I believe they are as soulless ignorant and vacuous as the show portends. This is just one out of the many so called premium channel or cable series that depicts a country full of shallow minds and dead and hardened hearts who can no longer be entertained by anything that doesn’t shock them out of an amoral stupor or early onset dementia.
irony has been taken to an extreme in the society to the pint where it no longer is funny as much as it protects
What are we protecting ourselves from
C-Span use to be a reliable standby. But unfortunately both our political system in america and the world of book publishing have also sailed over that invisible line in the distant horizon that appeared to be the end of the earth if it were indeed flat. Our political system being high jacked by pirates traitors and thieves has turned into on the surface at least a circus; filled with clowns and jugglers, grotesque human oddities and disfigured
What is presented to the catatonic and unflinching masses as political news is more soap opera than reports on the progress of civil service in action. The players nitpick and argue over irrelevant non-issues and battle each other viciously with ad nominee attacks over substandard
Showing no sense of decorum or decency and no respect for truth, nor for themselves the people they are supposed serve or the country they are supposed to represent. Of course I may be only person on earth who’s noticed like the proverbial madman who lives in the forest completely disconnected from the reality of modern times but i’m not sure I’d like to be labeled sane In a society such as the one we’ve now become.
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