Wednesday, 24 August, 2011
Here is a quote from a show that I have never seen! But it was brought to my attention by a good friend as we were discussing how “dumbed-down” British society has become.
It is ironic (sic) that David Cameron talked about British youth lacking a moral compass when he, his predecessors and other institutions that form the “elite” are the one’s who have shaped the nation:
Do we take it that they are now fearful of the monster that they have created?
They should be, because the sheer scale of their manipulation to satisfy their own greed for power and wealth has been exposed
Judge John Deed: [sentencing the producer of a TV game show after a contestant has died]
Celebrity. The pursuit of the talentless, by the mindless. It’s become a disease of the twenty-first century. It pollutes our society, and it diminishes all who seek it, and all who worship it. And you must bear some of the responsibility for foisting this empty nonsense onto a gullible public.
I keep declaring myself as a non-conspiracy theorist but I have long held the view that it cannot be coincidence that we tend to believe what we are told by authority figures and institutions EVEN when they have been totally discredited!
PERHAPS, now, things are changing. I hope I am not mistaken but I get the impression that people are now wakening up to the fact that celebrity is shallow, selfish, fleeting and relatively. The stuff of complete fantasy for most people. Dressing, acting or talking like your idol can make you look pretty sad and devoid of original thought. Fast food, ready meal, quick fix, instant credit: they rarely deliver lasting satisfaction or do so whilst extracting some other, less obvious, cost. Don’t just look at the glossy, appealing, exterior it looks like that for a reason!
Get real. Take responsibility for your actions and your life…they rarely doing anything that isn’t hugely beneficial for them and it is often done without any conscience of the impact it can have on your life. If change starts with you it can affect your family, impact a community and by working together the message that we can achieve so much more together will spread.
- The Cult of Self (lifespinning.com)