Friday, April 10, 2009
MTV and Media
There isn’t a better example of a company that sold out more than MTV. Music Television my ass. I hate this channel because it goes from playing Soija Boy to Shiny Toy Guns to Slipknot all within the same playlist. This further extends the amount of people who can now claim fan hood to a band based on that they heard one song on mtv. It is like if Rascal Flats made a surprise appearance at 10k. So a few nights ago while flipping through channels I caught part of an episode of The Real World. I haven’t been keeping up to tab on any reality shows so I decided to tune in and see what kind of self-fulfilling idiots MTV casted for the newest season of the “Real World”. First of all before any season starts you can pretty much pick out the cast…a jock, a gay, a minority, a hot girl, the good friend, the one with some big problem, and etc. Every season has their own set of roles that each cast member signs up to act as when jumping on board of “a life changing experience”. HAHA like anyone of these people signed up for something bigger than attention. In this episode it was about how one of the casts has to go serve in Iraq again. Now I have no problem with this…I mean that is something shitty to have to go back but hey you signed up for it. My problem is with the editing, MTV and its’ political bullshit. The way they try to convince every viewer that peace is the only option and we live in a euphoric bubble in which with the right attitudes the world will simply resolve itself into nirvana. This is not what is happening and is not what is going to happen; there is only one problem to the next and the media will do anything they can to exploit it and continue to worry the gullible mass into a state of panic leading to self inflicted anxiety about depressions, epidemics, terrorists, corruption, and wars. Then as each problem is solved there is another new fear to waste life worrying about. So what is my advice or point? I’ve drifted away from what I was trying to say at the begging but I’m just reminding you to look beyond the media and see the greater picture, after all evil is just plot thickener.