There is a fine line between reality and entertainment.
That's why we have 'reality entertainment'. And it is such a big earner in today's media. Reality TV shows - Big Brother, Castaway, The
Osbourne's, Jerry Springer, the list is endless.
People just cant get enough of reality entertainment. Its funny the arguments I've had with guys who honestly believe WWF is real! No jokes, they
truly believe its real. Like I said there is a fine line between reality and entertainment.
Alex Jones has tapped into this medium. He's an entertainer who believes or not, doesn't matter.
I got an example that you may find interesting. I was attending a church seminar. A whole bunch of guest speakers from around the globe having their
day on stage to pass on their message.
Nearly all of them where entertainers. They where charismatic, funny, entertaining. They where good at what they did. They made the Bible, God and
Christianity sound exciting, everyone was excited, the crowd cheered and got into it.
I think it was day 3 or 4 and this little old guy was on the stage. He spoke quietly and softly. No big charismatic hoopla about him at all. But oh
my! this guy's message was absolutely awesome.
Here was a man who'd spent many special moments with God, learned many life changing truths, and spoke a most touching message.
Whilst he was speaking I looked around the auditorium - people where fidgeting, some where texting on their phones, others where talking, one guy was
taking a nap, and some where leaving. I couldn't believe it.
Out of the whole 'event' this guy was the best. I mean if your there to actually LEARN something, not be entertained, as was advertised and the
purpose of the seminar ....
After he finished and left the stage, there was a break, and you go back to the auditorium for the next speaker. And WOW, this other guy comes out on
the stage with his huge personality shouting this and shouting that and the crowd responds in kind. The essence of his message? nothing. Pure
entertainment, sadly that is all. But oh how the masses responded to this dribble. In the end it was nothing more than a show. Reality entertainment
Alex Jones hasn't lost his mind. He's just entertaining his fan base. Keeping it exciting and keeping them coming back.
Sadly good information is often not exciting. Truth is often confronting, and serious. But who wants that in today's world of shock and awe?
I guess it all comes down to your personality type. Can you sit through a lecture with someone giving you the facts of their theory's without the wiz
bang show to keep you focused? Can you concentrate for more than 5 minutes at a time, or do you need an add break to grab a coke before the next
installment of mind numbing entertainment ....