- Entertainment and Media
My Favorite Star
Living Through The Celebrities?
Don't get me wrong, when I was in my youth, I dreamed of meeting my dreamy heartthrob to live happily ever after with. However, with the advent of YouTube, music videos, the internet, and IPhones, the sense of innocence has disappeared. It's all about who or what hot star or singer you'd like to go to bed with- and they push this notion even to the 10-year-olds.
Basically, these so called "stars", the ones we look up to, aren't on the same page as us. They have different values, a whole lot more money than most of us, and actually think we are a bunch of chumps. They believe we are brainwashed into following whatever trend they put forward.
And yet many of them are on a high level of dysfunction. The more money and success, the worse it seems to get.
Still, even though it's shallow and time-wasting behaior, we continue to chase the stars.(Surely there are better ways to waste your time, shy of turning your brain into mush.)
We want to be like these dysfunctional people. We want to look like them, and our youth is conditioned, though the media, to act like them. We want to know every minute detail, every shred of gossip. We're even drawn to reality TV, Dancing with the Stars, and all of Maury's "Who's My Baby Daddy" episodes.
Of course, there are more notable time-wasters and brain-washing TV shows than those, I am sure, but my point is, if we can only divert that energy elsewhere such as on the environment, our health care system, humanitarian issues--all the stars might be out of a job!
Are We Too Jaded To Even Raise An Eyebrow?
And what is the meaning of "jaded" ?
According to ask. com, jaded means to be conditioned against something or someone. In other words, after awhile we just get used to this stuff.
And television definitely conditions us. The waves of frequency our sets send our way, known as alpha, actually put us in a state of hypnosis.
So, after awhile, there is no sense of moral outrage, regardless of what we see. For example, at a Lady Gaga concert the backup singers chant F* her in the face, but we still let our kids listen to her music.
We watch, enthralled, as Barbara Walters interviews her.
And our entertainers, somehow, seem to have declared war on America. They, who are dysfunctional themselves- check out THEIR families- feel that they can put their insane interpretation of families onscreen. They do, we watch, and the results have been devastating to American culture.
It's almost as if Hollywood is on a mission to destroy the family.
"Sex And The City" will have long lasting effects on young women. They buy into the hype that successful working women are promiscuous, and that this always results in a happy ending.
And remember back in the 90s, when Dan Quayle said something about the show "Murphy Brown" glamorizing illegitimacy? (The star, Candace Bergan, had a baby out of wedlock on the show) The press destroyed him. He, as a result, became the laughing stock of almost everyone.
But Quayle was right. It may not have been a healthy example to show that fathers weren't needed. Even Candace Bergan, years later, said it was disturbing to her, but that she couldn't get the producers to change it. She didn't think it was a good message to be sending out. She says her daughter didn't like it, either.
And middle america watched, mesmerized, by this alternative lifestyle. It seemed that an intelligent, highly paid professional woman didn't need a man in her life.
Here Are A Few Things Hollywood Has Taught Us - onscreen and also by example
- It's ok to get wasted and have sex with a stranger- anytime!
- It's cool to have huge addictions, whether it's to substance or to things.
- People are replacable and expendable.
TELEVISION - the greatest indoctrination system ever devised
It may be time for citizens- those who are aware of what's going on- to speak up against the positive press spin on celebrities who exert such negative influence on our values .
But how do we speak up? We boycott.
The media will do everything in its power to prevent this- because they can lighten our wallets as we go to movies, buy magazines and tabloids, and of course watch TV.
When are we going to see what's right before our faces?
Our celebrities preach socialism, and yet live better than royalty.
They act as unelected representatives, regardless of their qualifications, using the entertainment media to send messages about their political preferences to the masses.
Their family structures are seriel divorces and out of wedlock, often discarded, children, yet they shape our families with their entertainment.
The drug use is open, so ours has escalated.
And yet they allow no criticism- or dissent - of their views, political or otherwise. (Try to get a job in Hollywood if you are a conservative.)
They behave like the facists they say they despise.
Bottom line, Hollywood has shifted our moral landscape. Hopefully it isn't too late to regain our footing.