- Politics and Social Issues
Dumbing Down America: One Realtiy Star At a Time
Will The Insanity Stop?
Oil prices are soaring and I'm trying to figure out if I will have enough money to buy gas so I can get to work tomorrow. Taxes are high, politicians are threatening to take Medicare away, we are in the middle of two wars and we may be invading Libya soon. Young men and women who are fighting in those two unpopular wars and are coming home in body bags on a daily basis.
So why the hell are we talking about Donald Trump? Seriously, who does this guy think he is and why in God's name is the media giving this guy any attention? He's a joke but for some reason our media feels that giving him attention is important news coverage. They think we actually care! Do they think America is stupid?
Well apparantly, Donald Trump thinks we are stupid. He actually thinks that we are stupid enough to vote a man into office who is not a citizen of this country. He also believes our government is too stupid to check that out before he ran for office in the first place.
So Obama showed the world his birth certificate this morning and hoped to God that he could finally shut this imbecile up. Did any of us really think Trump would shut up? Nope, he's still on TV, gloating about his awesomeness for bringing the president down. I wish it were a joke but sadly, it's not.
Now before anyone tries to say what a genius Trump is, let me remind you: The man is NOT the self made millionaire he claims to be. He inherited his father's money and businesses, then went bankrupt in the 80s before becoming famous for his hotels. He's also a reality tv star who wants to be president. The truth is, he would be nowhere if it weren't for daddy.
I can go on and on about my disgust for Donald Trump but that's not why I'm writing this. My disgust for Trump is nothing compared to the disgust I have for the media. Donald Trump, Lindsay Lohan, the Jersey Shore cast and Charlie Sheen are not news topics. They are over-induldged, self-centerd, narcissistic celebrities who do not deserve to be the prime topic on CNN. Sure, I love reading about celebrity gossip but please put this crap where it belongs: TMZ and The National Enquirer.
I can't help to wonder if this is an attempt to distract us from the real problems. The United States is in a lot of trouble right now. We have greedy people in power and big coorporations pulling all the strings in DC. People are losing their jobs while politicians are raising taxes. Some politicians even want to do away with unemployment benefits. It's a scary time in America.
Today I listened to Norman Goldman on my radio while I was driving home from work. He said journalism is dead. That's the truest statement I've heard in a long time. Maybe we could resurrect responsible journalism if America demands it. After all, it's all about ratings isn't it? What if we all took a stand and stopped watching the news? I wonder what would happen. Besides, it's not like we are being informed of anything important anymore. Unless you really believe Charlie Sheen's goddess leaving him is important. Would the media wake up and go back to what it used to be?
Americans are smarter than the media gives us credit for. It's time we speak up. Stand up to the media, the government and fight for a change in the way things are being done. If we keep going at this rate, as a nation we are doomed. That's a pretty dramatic statement but think about it. If you are not being informed of what your government is doing, anything can happen.
We have a right to know what is going on in this country. We deserve respectable news outlets that tell us the truth. I want our troops home. I want other countries to start respecting America again and I want the economy to soar again. None of these things will happen if the news continues focusing on has-been celebrities and reality tv stars.