This is just a quick thread about something that made me stop and think for just a moment and I thought I would share this thought with you. It is a
little off from my normal post, as those of you who have read my posts before will know, as it is a little more informal, lighthearted, and
conversationy(is that a word? Probably not, but hey).
I just finished watching a movie called "Lemonade Mouth" by Walt Disney. It was a pretty good movie if you like Teen band music inspirational stories
but that is not really the point. For so long I have have seen the media and movies directing society through the guidance of the powers that be.
Giving us subliminal messages through symbols and quick flashes, misdirection, and hardening us to the horrors of the world we live in. They have
directed our thoughts as to what is acceptable and what is shunned, depending on the generation we are in and what is happening in the world at the
time, regardless of the genre.
We all have our opinions of Hollywood and I do not wish to get into that right now, but what I noticed is that most of the movies that become popular
are the ones that go against the grain of society. It is the rebel that we root for, it is the rebel that has the lead role. It is the ones who go
against conformity and cut their own path.
It is this realization that has me asking questions this evening and I thought I would like to hear(read) your opinions on the matter. Those questions
Is it that they are taunting us?
Is it it that they are challenging us?
Is it that they are daring us?
Is it that they are telling us to stand up and fight against conformity?
The popular sayings that come to mind, at least in this generation, are "Question Authority", "Be Yourself", "Stand Up for What You Believe In", Don't
Worry Be Happy, etc.
Okay, so the last one does not fit but it sounded good, lol. The point is, every where we turn, we are told to be the rebel, but are cut down, jailed
and ostracized for it. It is almost like they are telling us to stand up against them/challenge them, but no one is listening, no one is taking the
challenge. Is it reverse-psychology? Is it a play on our desires knowing we will not act?
Okay so, I said this was going to be a quick thread and I got a little long in the fingers, so I will leave it here. I...oh s...oops.. I spilled my
coffee. Anyway, I look forward to hearing(seeing/reading) your opinions.
Have a great morning/day/evening/night/et cetera et cetera et cetera (The King and I, for those that remember).
[Starts off strong and fades out to not comprehensible] Man that hurt, I cant believe I did.....[end thread]
edit on 13-9-2011 by Agarta
because: I made a REALLY silly spelling mistake.