Originally posted by BASSPLYR
Actually I mean the trust fund babies as a allegory for the way we as a society act.
But we don't, there are segments of our society that are shallow and get everything handed to them, but since when is it okay to accept collective
blame? How can we truly measure how we
act as a society?? I know I don't act like a trust fund baby, I work with what I have and I appreciate
it. I simply won't allow myself to be unfairly compared to something I'm not, and we as Americans should all feel that way. I'm sure you're not
like that either, why would we accept blame for a very small percentage of our population?
I live in Los Angeles.
I'm in the next major city over, almost an extension of your city, everything that happens in LA happens here a week later (except earthquakes, lol).
Now the rest of the world sees our obsessions with trivial stupid things and see us with the same distain that we see spoiled brats. except we as a
society are spoiled brats concerned with complete crap. it's sad that we focus on stupid things like celebrities.
Again, they ALL do. HOW can they look down on us, for the same things they are just as guilty of??
I argue that much of the western world is largely influenced by american culture and the way it spreads to other nations and addicts them with being
obsessed with nonsense and kids stuff. They look at us and go, really? thats whats important to you people. sad.
I'm really confused, they allow themselves to be influenced by us, emulate us, and act the same way as a whole, yet STILL hate us? For what? For
tempting them with our shallow lifestyles? They have NO room to talk out one end of their asses, while dressing the other end in american clothes and
worshipping their own celebrities the same.
I could understand if we were some backwards developing nation but were not and we are above this stupidity.
Backwards developing nations don't have the luxury to choose what to concern themselves with, eating is pretty much the first and only priority most
of the time. Yet, even backwards nations get all worked up over soccer (football, whatever), and they still worship those who are higher up the social
chain (look at how N Koreans worship Lil Kim). Maybe it's just human nature, it's been that way long before the US was even dreamed of.
That said, I should make it clear that personally, I have NO interest in any of the pop culture BS. But it's not my place to make everybody share my
interests. Maybe the key is to become a celebrity, then people will share your interests just because, lol. Keep playing the bass, be the next Les
Claypool and you can use music to spread your message...