"Your time is limited so don't waste it living someone else's life.
Don't be trapped by Dogma which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your inner voice.
And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become."
- Steve Jobs

Monday, November 09, 2009

Strictly a load of X-Factor bollocks, the dumbing down of a nation with Mainstream Media co-operation

I am still trying to break my car-crash rubbernecking addiction to the Daily Mail website, although I *DO* surf other news websites too. One thing I've noticed over the past few years, particularly on the Mail website, is the rise and rise of "headlines" pertaining to the manufactured and staged "controversies" on TV "talent" shows. These "controversies" have grown alongside the headlines, and they now feed off eachother to the point that these TV shows are now grossly distorted parodies on the scale of WWF for fakeness. They also command FAR too much space in our newspapers at a time when we should be concerned with far more important events.

It's now a vicious circle that has to stop. If I see one more headline that is a play on "Strictly" I will scream. If I see those stupid-assed Jedward monsters once more with their stupid-assed hairstyles, I will scream louder. If people are still banging on about Arlene Phillips and Alesha Dixon I will plant a sparkly stiletto in their eyeball. I am refusing to read all the pontificating in the media today about how these two untalented twats have yet to be booted off Cowell's moneymaking machine that is the X-Factor. It should really be renamed "The £££ Factor". Viewing figures are at 14 million, which is nearly a quarter of the goddam population FFS. The TV producers are rubbing their hands at the ratings, Cowell is laughing all the way to the bank, people who can genuinely sing (but are still nothing spectacular) are going home in tears after being beaten by talentless twats who are being kept alive by a dumbed-down society who find it amusing to let the "underdog" win through. Or in the case of f*cking "Strictly", some overweight unco-ordinated fading TV star who couldn't dance for shit.

The SuBo fiasco really did explode the link between the media and these TV shows. Ridiculous amounts of column inches were devoted to the sheer amazement that, OH MY GOD, an UGLY woman has a talent! Ugly fat hairy people can sing! Have we been so brainwashed that our perception of talent is inextricably linked to beauty and physical perfection? Appearances on Oprah, bloody Demi tweeting about her, American fan frenzy - all because an ugly bint had a modicum of talent. Sooooo overrated. Gordon Brown trumpeted how he called Cowell up to ask how she was doing after her breakdown - a puerile PR stunt geared to try to make him appear trendier in the eyes of his dumbed-down country (who never even elected him in the first place). Parents of 19 year old young men blown to bits in Iraq spoke loudly of how Mr Brown had never phoned THEM to ask how they were coping with the loss of their sons. It seems a fat hairy bint who could sing was of more importance to our Glorious PM.

What they fail to realise is that on building up the untalented twats such as Jedward, they are setting them up for a nasty fall when they are discarded by those who promised them everything. How many have we already seen thrown into the gutter and reviled by those who once loved them and voted for them? Gareth Gates anyone? Michelle McManus? Jedward know they can't sing. Some say they are "enjoying it while they can". But they are young, naive, pumped up by the Yes Men around them and convinced of their own Star Immortality. Deep down they probably believe that they will become real bona fide stars, that Cowell will somehow transform them into Timberlake. That they can't POSSIBLY be dropped because the entire country seems to "love" them. But it's only a matter of time.

Anyways I digress, and I care very little for these idiots who thrust themselves into the spotlight and allow themselves to be royally butt-fucked by TV producers and Cowell. My main rant is that we as a country seem to be forgetting the more important issues, drowned are we by so many "headlines" about such insignificant and staged twaddle. Banks are still giving out massive bonuses, RBS is accepting yet another Govt handout. We pay more tax than the rest of Europe on our Diesel fuel. Our unelected Prime Minister is still wrecking the country. Feral Chav Breeding is on the rise, the family unit is breaking down irreversibly, Obama still hasn't closed Guantanamo (Yes We Can! Er it seems not....), and the Middle East Wars continue. The rich get richer, the poor get poorer and have more babies that my taxes keep paying for.

Do these Strictly X Factor Bollocks headlines help to keep the nation diverted, pacified, and hypnotised from reading and even caring about the utter shitpond the country - the world is floating in? Do our media and TV people care so little about lending a huge helping hand in the mass-dumbing down of an entire gullible nation? Newspapers all need a massive kick up the arse and they need to knock heads and collectively make decisions to ignore certain "headlines" and especially certain "celebrities". How much paper has been wasted printing shit about Britney, Lindsey, Paris, Peaches?? Insignificant specks of humanity on the global scale of things. But while our Nation of Stupids continue to be interested in these twats, the media will feed off them to make money. It truly sickens me. And yeah you'll all post on here saying "well you're just as bad as you're ranting about it".

It's just very worrying when more people vote for talentless twats than vote for their Country's leader. Maybe we should turn the General Election into a Talent Show, where all the party leaders have to slug it out in Jello while wearing bin liners and trying to sing Karaoke to Britney. It's about the only thing that will get the interest of our foetal-brained Public.

As from today I will endeavour to stick to REAL news websites such as truthout.org, which provides uncensored unbiased real news reporting from around the world. It just means there won't be as many amusing links posted on my Facebook :P I'm sure you'll all survive.