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The general, socio-political and very personal rantings and ravings of a hip hop head from the hood hustling for change... Of himself.

You all know me and are aware that I am unable to remain silent. At times to be silent is to lie. For silence can be interpreted as acquiescence.
—Miguel de Unamuno


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Friday, July 23, 2010

Idiocracy

Okay, let me get this right...


Something that had nothing to do with nothing was put into the mainstream

Everybody saw it, then MOST pushed it even further because of how neck-snappingly awful it was

NOBODY investigated


When all of most people's business can usually be found in the most obvious places



Never mind investigating the subject... NO ONE questioned the source?


That means you're the idiot.


Seriously.

If you pushed it. added critical comment on it and/or filed grievance against it in its initial stage... You are an idiot.


Because we're smarter than that.






Wait...




Are we?

3 comments:

Diva (in Demand) said...

People are smarter...but they're also lazy. In this age it's easier to let the information just come to us and run with it than to actually do some research and get the whole story....even if it does come from a bad source.

Big Mark 243 said...

I disagree with Diva. I don't think that people are any smarter. I certainly don't think they are any more sophisticated.

What has happened is that the once long established order and purpose of news media has changed. It is now a corporate arm of big buisness and required to turn a profit. As far as gov't leaders are concerned, they listen to the voices in the winds and take the noise that they hear as reliable.

I think it is odd how almost defiant W. was during the aftermath of Katrina about Mike Brown and contrast that with President Obama leaving Ms. Sherrod out to dry without a second thought.

For me it was a small but critical look at his Presidential character.

Sophia said...

Please don't like to read....or listen for too long....Much easier to jump on the blame bandwagon than to take the time. We want too much too fast....