Why do so many people listen to guys like Micheal Moore, Perez Hilton and, Joy Behar? I really am curious because, when I look at these folks. “Here’s someone who has obviously made excellent choices concerning, their health, their hair style and, their clothes”. Is exactly NOT what goes through My mind.
When did we, as a society, become so busy with our day-to-day, that we let our standards sink to this level? Where did our personal identities go? Has the desire to catch tonight’s game or show, gotten in the way of thinking for ourselves? Is the thought of personal responsibility so frightening, we are willing to do what ever anyone tells us to, as to avoid being wrong?
Every time I am in a conversation with someone, that invokes the name of some celebrity, I want to smash them in the mouth so badly, it hurts. And that’s because, like you, there is a good chance that the celebrity in question, did not do any research on the topic, that was being discussed. More often then not, they get paid to endorse an idea or, concept, and sell it to you, “The Unthinking Public”.
The next time you read in a newspaper, or hear on the television, something that makes you say; “I was not aware of that”. Walk over to your computer, and Google the hell out of it. Google the Author, Google the people being quoted, Google the Law, Google the Area in which the story took place ( Look at the skymap of it). It will be an enlightening experience, I promise you that, probably the most enlightening fifteen minutes of your life. That’s right! It only takes fifteen minutes to research most stories on the news. Unless like me, you’re trying to decipher Obama’s health care law, I’m still only about two-thirds through that abortion. Best wishes to those that try it, and to those that don’t, Cardinal Del Retz once said;
Nothing sways the stupid more than arguments they can’t understand.