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Celebrity worship and why the west is so stupid?

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posted on Apr, 21 2012 @ 10:49 PM
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culture of materialism, envy, desire, consumption greed, jelousy, lust, idolatry

why?

self consumption and living thru celebs delusionally, vicariously




posted on Apr, 21 2012 @ 11:21 PM
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Anything bright and shiney on TV is fine.
The mandate is to distract the gullible masses.

Heaven forbid, if they actually lost interest and picked up a book
or worse, a law book and found out exactly what their rights as a human being on the land.

Same issue/deal for a lot of christians who have never actually read the bible and only take what they hear on a Sunday.
Yeah, we all believe in Jesus, but how about following him?

Same deal with the sports fanatics.
Just like 1000's of years ago,
the collosium's today are there for the distraction and venting of the public.

If the West survives long enought the masses will continue to be played as worthless pawns for another 2000 years.

It's 2012, evolve for christ sake people.



posted on Apr, 21 2012 @ 11:41 PM
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Anyone who has to turn to a law book to discover what is all ready self evident may as well keep watching television all day and night. Indeed, try and find just one single Unalienable Rights Attorney that exists in the United States, or anywhere else for that matter. Google Unalienable Rights Attorney and get hundreds of thousands of links to Civil Rights Attorney. There is a Grand Canyon of a difference between Unalienable Rights and Civil Rights. Of course, television programming, whether it be directly about lawyers, or indirectly, do not preach that and instead lament that few pick up law books to find out what their rights are.



posted on Apr, 21 2012 @ 11:47 PM
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It's not stupid to worship celebrities. It's a mental illness.

This condition is caused by money. Those who are fooled into thinking having lots of money = success stand a high chance of developing this illness, because if they don't have much money, they can start to view those who do as role models, and eventually, gods.

So please spare a thought for these poor souls, as there is not much help available to them at all.



posted on Apr, 21 2012 @ 11:55 PM
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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!

LOL, neither would I. When you say 6-7 hours of TV do you mean a day? If you do, that is utterly pathetic. I never watch TV it's all just retarded, seriously. Then the advertisement makes me want to watch it even less. Only time I turn on the TV is when Chicago Bears Football is on. I wouldn't even ask a celebrity for his autograph but one, Michael Jordan...all the others there just millionaires I could give 2 craps about.



posted on Apr, 21 2012 @ 11:55 PM
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Originally posted by snusfanatic
Hey despite, apparently, being anti-semetic Mel Gibson is pretty boss. Apocalypto was awesome and I was really looking forward to his newest picture, but I guess that's not going to happen now
It really is tragic he can't get his personal life in order.


Actually I did like him, but he is totally nuts now.



posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 12:03 AM
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Many people feel as if their lives are lacking something. Keeping track of so and so's clothes, vacation pictures, ex husband, whatever, help them forget their own lives suck. Go to work, go home, eat dinner, go to bed. Maybe have enough money to go to the movies once a month and live [for a couple of hours] in another reality. Where all the woman are beautiful, money is no worry, fast cars, excitement. And their favorite star.



posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 12:21 AM
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Well not everyone does that. But i agree kinda. I dont watch news or t.v why would i cae what celbrities do or anything about there life?? much better things to do



posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 12:28 AM
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Perfect response right there. So good in fact, i think i'm done in this thread because there goes your answer



posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 12:59 AM
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Im not going to reveal where im from, but i currently live in australia......

.....and you open your post calling the west stupid ??? !!!!

That's Aussies for ya!



posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 01:01 AM
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in all honesty i have not watched tv in over 10 years! That is why i am on ATS



posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 01:06 AM
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Well, I've got to say that there's a different brand of stupid in the East. Everybody wants their kid to be a doctor or lawyer, everything's got to be just right...basically what I'm saying is that Eastern culture, in general, makes any kind of sheeple thing we could ever do in the West look like child's play.

You're an individual and a critical thinker in the West, and you'll be a bit of a social outcast and thought of as a bit odd. You do that same thing in the East? You're either going to be on the streets living in poverty or outright killed.



posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 01:47 AM
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Bread and Circus

There are a few good shows, allow me to post some that I enjoy as a counterpoint.

Peep Show (BBC)

The Office

Top Gear (BBC)

30 Rock, for it's irony.

I'll even admit watching a few episodes of Trailer Park Boys.

Frivilous entertainment has always been around, and always will be.

Heck, it inspires and entertains. I hate holywood re-remakes as much as anyone, but look at the new Star Trek movie. It's interesting, engaging (pun intended) entertaining and yes, to a degree it's inspiring. It did a good job of uniting the old Trekkie farts with a new generation. Continuity is a theme from the days of yore when minstrel shows told the tales from generation to generation. Few people were literate. Maybe a cycle to come?

I'm tired. Good knight.
edit on 22-4-2012 by FlyingFox because: (no reason given)



edit on 22-4-2012 by FlyingFox because: Casino Royale is a kick-but movie!



posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 03:54 AM
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Originally posted by pacifier2012
Im not going to reveal where im from, but i currently live in australia......

.....and you open your post calling the west stupid ??? !!!!

That's Aussies for ya!






i truly hope you're not that much of an idiot so i'll write that of as a poor troll attempt
but to correct you im not from australia i just live here
aus is included in the west

lesson for today? watch less T.V since you're the type of person this topic was referring to
i recognize that in the oriental celebrity worships is much more profound, ive just come across this whole topic recently, but i guess i forgot to include that which could have been because of my preconceived conceptions of the 3rd world being poor and not being able to afford TVs, internet etc.
I mean being constantly bombed, it would be sought of eccentric to think someone in confrontation with US forces could own a TV, when theres obviously a much bigger problem in the area.....as opposed to you know.....TV viewing, but like others have said, escapism etc which causes the 3rd world to be celeb whores.

Like i said, ive just stumbled onto this topic recently, ive made mistakes, but im getting there.
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posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 04:02 AM
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Originally posted by AnIntellectualRedneck
Well, I've got to say that there's a different brand of stupid in the East. Everybody wants their kid to be a doctor or lawyer, everything's got to be just right...basically what I'm saying is that Eastern culture, in general, makes any kind of sheeple thing we could ever do in the West look like child's play.

You're an individual and a critical thinker in the West, and you'll be a bit of a social outcast and thought of as a bit odd. You do that same thing in the East? You're either going to be on the streets living in poverty or outright killed.


Impossible to disagree with that.
Good point.

I guess the stigma, mainly....well pretty much is on the US it seems, im guilty of this too.
I just need to research more about this though.

Its good to read your guys' perspectives and views on this, this being a short thread, ive still managed to learn a lot from the small spectrum of views.



posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 04:05 AM
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Its a form of idol worship and is very bad, only God is to be worshiped and worshiping some measly human being is pathetic.



posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 06:52 AM
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Ah yes, amusement. To muse means to think or ponder, so of course amuse means to not think. As of lately I actually believe there is an effort by TPTB to create a bunch of non thinking sheeple. The us dollar goes a long way still, and as Americans we could be devoting our time and effort for so many good things worldwide. This is unacceptable so we are bombarded by entertainment from every direction. Most believe every stupid bit of misinformation that come of the tv screen. I knew it was the beginning of the end when people were parroting the statement that the good thing about Obama was his lack of experience. Or being told by someone that the economy is getting better whilst being surrounded by foreclosures, and people being laid off. How about the flavor of the month, seeing a bloodied Hispanic man, but repeating the story of a white man shooting an innocent 17 year old whose appearance hasn't changed for 6 years? Wake up, their is a sinister agenda at work here



posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 07:33 AM
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North America's obsession with celebrities and Hollywood reflects the power of media and subtle programming/brainwashing. Its all to keep us adequately distracted from the issues that really matter like the economy, liberties, foreign policy, and generally piss poor perormance and other hiden agendas of the gov. If we are told over and over that this or that is important it becomes important. This materialistic, hedonistic, egocentric paradigm is just the new opiate of the masses. Peoples pursuit of happiness is their religion now a days. And the celebrities are there to reinforce this notion. Plus its all good for business. Bigger, faster, better, newer, younger looking, fancier, shinier and more expensive equals important and matters.



posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 08:06 AM
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Has anybody here tried actually talking to the average person about true world events, such as Syria or Iran?

My girlfriend actually gets ANGRY when I try and discuss the world with her, yet she will happily bore me to tears talking about X Factor or how funny that man on Britain's Got Talent was.

When you step back from that, then there is something very wrong with this.



posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 08:23 AM
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Originally posted by Wonderer2012
Has anybody here tried actually talking to the average person about true world events, such as Syria or Iran?

My girlfriend actually gets ANGRY when I try and discuss the world with her, yet she will happily bore me to tears talking about X Factor or how funny that man on Britain's Got Talent was.

When you step back from that, then there is something very wrong with this.


So true, my wife and I are polar opposites with TV tastes. She watches all the drama, fictitious shows that glorify the celebrity image, and calls all my shows stupid. Decoded, Survivorman, Ancient Aliens, Conspiracy Theory, Discovery, History, TLC, Space.




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