Im not going to reveal where im from, but i currently live in australia.
When i refer to the "west" i refer to the english speaking countries, not continental europe, since they are clearly a few generations ahead.
The average person in the west watches roughly 6-7 hours of TV as opposed to less than 1 hour in europe, and germany's biggest TV network is sought of
But Its something ive noticed, in mainly "english speaking" countries such as the usa, aus, the uk or nz (although to a lesser extent), is their
obsession with celebrities and the fact that these folks wear stupidity as if it were a medal of honour.
Whats up with the celebrity conscious culture. I read sometime ago that 1 in 3 people of the mentioned nations are obsessed with celebrities. The
same report said that 1 in 10 was obsessed to the point of being almost psychotic, willing to stalk their favorite celebrity.Sometimes, I don't know
who the media is talking about. I haven't even heard of the celebrities they are reporting on. Everybody else seems obsessed with them but I wouldn't
recognize them if I stood next to them in a supermarket check-out line or saw their faces on the covers of all the magazines!
In the scheme of things, celebrities are essentially irrelevant people. Yet, many newspapers, magazines, tv networks, and websites treat them as if
they are more important than economics, and foreign/national events.
Having a passing interest in celebrity news is a form of escapism, but the American media has made it a constant part of the 24/7 news cycle. Many
networks (like Fox and American Idol) create news by making their reality tv programs into featured stories. The result? A population that is clueless
for the most part about how their government works, the economy, and world events but knows every sordid detail about the personal lives of many
But its a 2 way thing, why is it physically impossible for people mainly in the west to turn of the TV or just stop doing things and idolizing stupid
people? jersey etc.
What im trying to discuss is, could this be general conspiracy?
From the so called TPTB to make people stupid?
If it was, then why isnt continental europe really affected by this?
Or is america just some sought of testing ground for these schemes before the rest of the world experience their same ignorance?
21-4-2012 by fxtrademark because: (no reason given)