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Justify the Bizarre

July 24, 2017

 

“I watch television news for one thing and one thing only: entertainment! That’s all I want from the news: entertainment.”

George Carlin

 

Breaking down the breakdown

Faux news  (there’s irony)

Fair and balanced

Which is neither

Fair or balanced

Storying substance less

Sardonic symbolism

Over frightening facts

Of corrupt collusion

We report what

We decide, stirring

No retort, though the

Audience we deride

The ill informed

Being illy informed

At ease with

Diseased information

Rarely right

Mostly (pink) white

Right wing

Regurgitation

Believe what you

Are told simplification

 

Covering what we are led to believe is “news” per some irrational collective agreed upon illusion, would suggest the following.

Whatever is “news”, seems to be an elephant. Being subjectively described to the masses by the four, not three blind individuals communicating what the “see”.

As all the individuals / corporations belonging to the same tribe. The “Media”

Broadcast, Cable, Print, Radio, Internet.

You know the story, one tribe member is at the elephants leg and tells everyone it is tree. Another is at the trunk and describes a snake. The one with the ear describes it as some kind of fan.

Although “blind” as well, given all the information, it is reasonable that as a  society member, could piece that puzzle together and “see” an elephant.

Except Faux news which likes to present themselves as being near the horses mouth, (elephant) rather. Sensing bad smells and hot air (Some accidental, political humor) describes an exhaust fan to a pig barn.

Therefore pushing their perspective as being the most credible. Because not only are they feeling near the mouth, but they are getting whispered to, as to what is the “truth”. Like a baby sitter trying to lull humanity to sleep. Hush, hush your mind.

Except at that point unbeknownst to Faux, it is heeding the words of a shape shifter and now, there is no elephant.

Maybe the more important news that we need to be aware of, might be something like what Bill Hicks suggested as “news”.

“Today a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration, that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively.

There is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves.

Here’s Tom with the Weather.”

Bill Hicks

 

This was inspired by :

Audibly perusing the news channels, to find faux was so off topic of the day was wondering if they were actually high on acid.

Justifying the bizarre, everything the president does is acceptable and policy is only being impeded by the Democrats.

Yikes.

 

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Attracted by the peeling away of feeling.

//

And out in the valley warm and clean
The little ones sit by their TV screens

No thoughts to think

No tears to cry
All sucked dry

Down to the very last breath

Bartender what is wrong with me

Why I am so out of breath

The captain said excuse me ma’am

This species has amused itself to death

Amused itself to death
Amused itself to death

We watched the tragedy unfold
We did as we were told
We bought and sold

It was the greatest show on earth
But then it was over

We oohed and aahed
We drove our racing cars
We ate our last few jars of caviar
And somewhere out there in the stars

A keen-eyed look-out
Spied a flickering light

Our last hurrah
Our last hurrah

 

And when they found our shadows
Grouped ’round the TV sets

They ran down every lead
They repeated every test

They checked out all the data in their lists
And then the alien anthropologists
Admitted they were still perplexed

But on eliminating every other reason
For our sad demise

They logged the only explanation left

This species has amused itself to death

No tears to cry
No feelings left

This species has amused itself to death

 

“Amused itself to death”

– Roger Waters

 

 

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