reply to post by enament
I've been reading through the various 2012 threads - but I haven't participated in any of them because - other than goofing on some of the comments
- what would be the point?
Then I saw yours and I realized that you'd fulfilled a prophecy of mine - that this thing would get dragged out way past the best-by-date
because it was just too easy to work it - down to the very last drop
I read your OP. You came out swinging, but I couldn't see the piñata. This isn't criticism - god knows I've been wringing my hands, gnashing my
teeth and rending my garments over some of the shenanigans and ensuing hijinks of my fellow monkeys for quite some time now - things are a mess. We
all see it - we all feel it
But, they've always been a mess - there has never been a time on this planet when we weren't struggling - weren't suffering - weren't facing
Did you watch the video? Did you happen to notice that it is not corporate television (cable TV with corporate commercials).
No - I didn't - and no - it doesn't matter
Me and Mr. Carlin go way back - love him to death
How can you miss the irony in your own statements? You want to use entertainment to denounce entertainment? Media is bad - unless it says something
you agree with? You were making a point about the evils of television - but there was no television when people owned slaves, sent children to the
workhouses or infected Native Americans with diseased blankets. Etc., etc., etc...
So - I watched - just now. He's not entirely wrong - but he's not entirely right either. Things reman the same - pretty much. If you believe there
is good in this world - and that there ever were good, strong, righteous individuals - you'd have to acknowledge they've always been - are still -
and always will be here. Same as the bad guys - 2012 has nothing to do with any of it
Mr. Carlin begs us to use critical thinking... Well? :-)
Television, by the way, played a very large part in the civil rights movement, bringing science (and reason) into our living rooms - and there are
people who will explain to you just exactly how big a role Will and Grace
played in changing some attitudes about certain things in this
country. So, TV bad - or TV good?
My general point is that most people were expecting a great change of some kind on the 21st of Dec,waiting for a superman if you will.When
instead of waiting for someone else to change things the change starts at home.
I couldn't agree more. Which brings us back to this:
What ever happened to the hippies and the free thinkers of the world, the people who fight for positive change in this world, where did they
go,what happened to them???
There are no saviors. There never were - there never will be. It's just us - bickering amongst ourselves - one step forward, two steps back if need
There's no magical date where it all comes crashing down if we don't mind our Ps and Qs
You're not right, but you're also not wrong :-)
Let's let go of 2012