I notice in this period of Quarantine, many fellow friends are producing what seem to be daily blog posts. They are quite explosive in an unsubtle manner, trying to capture a sort of natural flow expressive of them. Which is fine...
I am aware of that trend, that style dubbed ‘stream of consciousness’. I remember it was exemplified by that ‘James Frey’ guy who produced ‘A million little pieces’. (The author who Oprah Winfrey Ambushed and who the Towel character in South Park was inspired by)
In fact, while on that topic, it seems many authors who recount their experiences of substance-use apply that semi-explosive & dramatic license upon their historical delivery.
For now, I address something which with a sweeping statement, I encompass ALL people who even slightly fall under this category, generalizing without hesitation! That something is the media, the press and all those lurid commercial authors alike.
How is it that our perception is shaped by these few? That we must see reality through their unsobre lense? How have the people of this planet allowed all these news figures and journalists to sustain their monopoly of information?
Yes.. of course it is always a pleasure - as a certain relief - to fall safely into the comfort of a powered up television, to allow the voice to wash over you in the comfort of your home. It seems so harmless, so warmly innocuous to hear that pre-music News Bulletin that sounds like a Terran Soundtrack. But the reporter is omni-potent! They’re everywhere!
They reach your home, they reach the streets, news stands and aisle queue at the shopping till. Your cellphone and laptop and so on;
But are they qualified? Who elected them? Why should we be injected with their feelings, and be forced (and it is a force) to react and feel - collectively or personally - the same feeling of defeat, depression and social disillusionment?
There is no indication that these people are able to assess information with a sober and intellectually honest narrative. They are doused with an attitude of intoxicating red wine, head-ache inducing and convulsive... and they talk with a morbid flavor of adult severity, where within anyone who questions them or challenges them is repressively dismissed as childish, uneducated or unhygienic.
THE IRRESPONSIBLE MEDIA
[ Mana : Power, authority; a supernatural life force ]
The media irresponsibly insult the president, and the president of the US. Yet they show no intelligence which places them in any position to have this right.
In other words they show no sign of being imbued with strength or a higher attribute. Whether stronger in health or vitality, fitness & strength. But they project an illusion of having more powerful and abundant social mana.
What gives them this right? The only power they have is that they control all the news outlets, which are established in such a way that the attention of the population is daily hi-jacked by the news headlines. Like an avoidable psychological trigger.
The people must consider if they have handed this responsibility to a worthy bunch. And remember the interpretation responsibility - A social force that binds you to some duty.
Can someone prevent the affects and the nature of the news pervasive? You cannot easily avoid it and if you do, it would be a conscientious effort accomplished by your OWN personal effort!
When they insult the president, whether the audience knows it or not, they are only reinforcing the belief of incompetence, uncertainty & poor government. And they introduce into the bodies and minds a type of uncomfortable rage difficult to relinquish.
Their irresponsibility comes with their desire - a completely ravenous and murderous desire - to spread bad news that happens. No matter how irrelevant the event was to your present life. The journalist takes a certain morbid satisfaction in being blithely unconcerned in their manner, as if the sterilized logic held within their delivery renders them worthy of being clinical and professional.
Whether it’s animal abuse, a tragic death, or some criminal getting acquitted. Or some damning trial being postponed. You can be sure of that gut-induced hatred and the resultant feeling thereof.
And remember.. these are the same people that call you insane when you advocate harsher police measures and a death sentence dispensed on-the-fly in the courtroom (Without bureaucratic paper work and wasted tax money).
DEFINITION OF INTELLIGENCE & INTELLECTUAL
The definition of intelligence is clear: A cat that snaffles your biltong from under your unaware vision is intelligent. A funny or well-spoken person is intelligent.. A clever invention is intelligent, and so on.
The definition of intellectual is not so clear. And it is difficult to harness an understanding especially when flooded with the means to understand itself. But it can be denoted with one singular word :
Surely if I use a ruler to measure something, then I believe that it’s measurement is just, and so it follows that through its usage, I could produce great square structures and geometrically sound shapes?
Just as much as if a person believes in certain key realities and concepts, then their message will be helpful, uplifting and maybe useful?
The definition of being intellectual is the ability to factor in key concepts and beliefs into your narrative (or actions).
What do THEY believe? What ideals and behavioral patterns do they cling to? What attitudes and traditions do they nourish?
I believe them, these so-called adults to be morbid and unsmiling.. with their grave and sombre attitudes and their lust for murder, depression and sensation. They piggyback their urge for depravity into their blasê crime reports. They delight in murder and sharing murder and tragedy within the minds of the people.
They cherish a certain ‘intellectual’ caprice during their public deliveries and they practice a form of social empowerment which relies upon the audience to be defeated.
And they then beg you to be civilized and composed when you find no outlet to discharge the mental sickness and hatred that you’ve incurred from them, as they transmit their so-called noble & accurate information over whatever broadcasting platform they use.