posted on May, 13 2014 @ 08:18 PM
originally posted by: Mr Mask
originally posted by: rottensociety
So how come they chose a 26 year old to play Doctor Who - who was originally supposed to be a Grandfather??
How come they made up Guy Pearce to be the old man in 'Prometheus' instead of just employing an old actor??
How come Tony Blair became the youngest ever Prime Minister??
How come Ed Milliband is the youngest ever leader of the Labour Party??
How many old people are portrayed in a good light on television??
1) Dr Who was played by a young actor to try and cash in on sex appeal and interest of a young audience. notice he is now going to be played by a much
2) Because the character played by Pearce was to be shown as both young and old in the movie. Impossible with an old actor.
3) Blair became the youngest PM because a bunch of old people put him there.
4) Ed Milliband...same reason and #3.
Here is the deal. You seem to think the elderly are being shown in a worse light than the young (or even the unborn). Its not true. Humanity as a
whole is being painted by media to be worthless, pointless, better off dead and unwanted.
The young and the old can be shown as being portrayed in various roles in fiction and nonfiction, in truth and in lies.
For every young person painted in a good light I can show you twenty painted as dark individuals that appeal to the narcissistic tastes of today's
cultures. I can do the same with the old.
You are very right in seeing the media promoting worthless and tasteless material. But you are overly wrong in seeing it as if the elderly are being
demonized more than the young. ALL people are being primed to hate by our media. And all societies are being shown to us as disgusting.
Fact remains, there are good people and bad. Sadly too many people watch TV. hence your show of two TV shows and two famous faces as your evidence.
Like I said, I hear you. I disagree with your final hypothesis.
("The youngest PM because a bunch of old people put him there"???!!! And you say my evidence is bad!)
Fair enough, maybe you haven't noticed Ageism on television: it's made ambiguous and twisted so you could argue both ways. But I believe that open
"demonizing" of the old will become much more obvious soon now we're in the Age of Aquarius/Technology.
Don't you think Ageism is inevitable given that we are sliding into a world of ever-changing technology where everything and everyone becomes
out-dated? They've been leading up to this for years, getting us used to changing fashions for clothes and music, now it's changing mobile phones,
etc. Surely it's inevitable that there will be a huge gap of knowledge between Generation X born c.1970 and their then grandchildren, unless they've
managed to keep up? But that's not likely, unfortunately it's a fact that old brains just aren't as absorbent as young brains.
Therefore there is a growing tendency to favour employing young people - this is really obvious in America. I think the best place to see the workers
of the future is Silicone Valley:
"Ageism in Silicone Valley is so bad, people in their 20s are getting cosmetic surgery":
So young people will get all the decent, well-paid tech jobs in an industry that is getting bigger and bigger by the day, and eventually there will be
a whole load of older "surplus people" whose jobs are obsolete. What will the governments do with us all??
Orwell gave us a hint of this in "Boxer" the workhorse in the book "Animal Farm". Boxer works really hard all his life and looks forward to the
blissful retirement he was promised, but as soon as he can't work anymore, he's taken off to the knacker's yard to be slaughtered because those in
Government could make money from his death.