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ranting again sorry

there is something odd about modern life, just what the blazes that is .. is beyond me. i’ve tried to understand, i’ve given it my best shot, but alas it eludes me. the addiction i have to understanding, only makes things worse. i’ve covered this conundrum in other posts, but it seems to becoming more confusing, this round and round thinking is dizzying in it’s itself.

i have come to realise that the occupants of this planet, or at least from the tiny, speck like bits of information i’m privy to, are turning in on themselves. the faith based fanaticism screwing supposedly “individual souls” into drones of others, with a far wider and sinister agenda, seems to be becoming mainstream.

i don’t really know why this is alarming me so, it’s everywhere, everyday but thankfully not everyone just yet  !!

so when i sit and relax over a weekend break and think, something i do too much, ( less thinking and more living is the answer i think ), i realise just how silly we are.

one tangible and most obvious ( at least to me ) aspect, is that within australia where i live, we are fast becoming a clone of american media ….. their newly acquired, well stolen actually, style is laced with:

  • ridiculously fast, overly colourful and noisy graphics, swiping about the place
  • depth of field ( slightly out of focus ) people or items of interest, in the background
  • supposed “live crosses” to nothing except a street where something happened 6 hours ago
  • “we care” nods and full time nodders behind politicians that have their shirt sleeves rolled up

shit, they are trying and succeeding to frighten the living “beejesues” out of the population while distracting this great unwashed from the real issues that they should be frightened about. i suggest that what they should be frightened about and do something about is:

  • discrimination
  • racism
  • lack of love ( in most cases complete hatred )
  • the environment
  • the disadvantaged
  • the corrupt
  • lack of fairness
  • complete lack of justice
  • lack of responsibility
  • fraud
  • lies
  • mis-directed faith
  • choice ( of all kinds )
  • obscenity
  • health
  • populist radio voices and television faces, denying science, facts or common decency
  • screaming buffoons that first create and then re-enforce a swell of general ignorance

ok, it’s time to relax now, just what was i thinking ?

60 Comments

  1. Anna Anna 07/04/2019

    I apologize in place of my country’s media, who refuse to see the truth – Hold out as best you can.

  2. Yogasavy Yogasavy 10/04/2011

    Unfortunately your country is not the only one! Bringing in new things or features is just a way of covering up or camouflaging what must not be seen, heard or questioned.
    We have become to afraid to think for ourselves!

    • tbaoo tbaoo 10/04/2011

      yes it’s all about the disguise .. 😉 cheers ms yoga

  3. Mary Hudak-Collins Mary Hudak-Collins 10/04/2011

    Rant away! Eventually, someone, somewhere will hear the people’s words and do something about it! It’s a shame that it has to come to that though:(

    • tbaoo tbaoo 10/04/2011

      i just wish that could be so .. thanks mary – i like seeing your face about the place as well .. 😉

  4. Lady Estrogen Lady Estrogen 10/04/2011

    It could be worse – AUS could become a clone of the UK and it’s highest importance is what BigBrother “star” was spotted at any one particular time & what they ate for dinner.
    (Sound of my brains splatting on the wall) Swwwwww-plllaaaaaa.
    Australia, I love you, truly.

    • tbaoo tbaoo 10/04/2011

      “omg” i love big brother .. sorry that’s the sound of me trying to be funny ;(

  5. Anna Anna 10/04/2011

    I apologize in place of my country’s media, who refuse to see the truth – Hold out as best you can.

    • tbaoo tbaoo 10/04/2011

      apology accepted – thanks anna 😉

  6. Roy Durham Roy Durham 10/04/2011

    have a pint or foster and try it again. i am sure it will come out the the same. lol great post. i think old mother earth is a little disturb by it all too.

    • tbaoo tbaoo 10/04/2011

      cheers roy .. i’d need quite a few 😉

  7. Jessica Mokrzycki Jessica Mokrzycki 10/04/2011

    I agree…too many of us are being distracted by the real issues. Not sure how to solve that! There’s never an easy solution. We need to teach our children to be critical thinkers and think for themselves.

    • tbaoo tbaoo 10/04/2011

      i hope that’s right but the generation i thought would fix the problem, have in fact started to be the problem .. ;(

  8. Alejandro Alejandro 10/04/2011

    I just don’t watch the commercial stations news hour. Saying that even the ABC is going in that direction. All bright lights and sparkles with no substance.
    Just watch the documentaries. Or go on Youtube.

    A

    • tbaoo tbaoo 10/04/2011

      world’s fattest cat videos aren’t going to help – ajg .. 😉

  9. Sonia Rumzi Sonia Rumzi 07/04/2019

    Please rant all you want. Keep doing it. Thank you!

  10. Sonia Rumzi Sonia Rumzi 08/04/2019

    Please rant all you want. Keep doing it. Thank you!

    • tbaoo tbaoo 08/04/2019

      cheers sonia .. i’ll try .. 😉

  11. baldychaz baldychaz 07/04/2019

    You know my feelings on TV young man. The world is a sad place, the media has a lot to answer for. The terrible sterotyping always makes me sick. Man with mental health illness kills etc forgetting to mention that your more likely to be hurt by someone without a mental health problem ;(

  12. Justice Calo Reign Justice Calo Reign 10/04/2011

    Neuroplasticity tells us that we can actually rewire and reform the structure of our brains based on what we pay attention to, the choices we make and the behaviors we engage in.. So keep on thinking.. but think about your own incredible qualities, virtues, characteristics and strengths and how you can use them to change the world for the better. Yes.. The TV may be trying to reprogram you to fear, but our own programming is so much more powerful than anything that can be done to us! 😉 Stop by and Share Your Strengths with us for Share Your Strengths Sunday! Take the first step to keeping your power in your own mind!

    • tbaoo tbaoo 10/04/2011

      thank you justice .. i’ll do just that, i hope that i can use my thinking for a positive outcome, but my experience shows me otherwise .. 🙂 i’m relatively happy, sometimes although decreasing in occasions, ridiculously so !!

  13. Sonia Rumzi Sonia Rumzi 10/04/2011

    Please rant all you want. Keep doing it. Thank you!

    • tbaoo tbaoo 10/04/2011

      cheers sonia .. i’ll try .. 😉

  14. baldychaz baldychaz 10/04/2011

    You know my feelings on TV young man. The world is a sad place, the media has a lot to answer for. The terrible sterotyping always makes me sick. Man with mental health illness kills etc forgetting to mention that your more likely to be hurt by someone without a mental health problem ;(

    • tbaoo tbaoo 11/04/2011

      yes we supposed non affected have a lot to answer for .. it is the messengers who should be shot .. 🙂

  15. Hansi Hansi 08/04/2019

    Damn Alan…Why do you think America is the most violent nation on Earth? From our movies, to our military, we Americans a busily kicking the shit out of something. American Media is the cause, keeping everyone in a proper climate of fear. Not so up there with our Northern neighbors; Canadian media, far less scary.
    That was a good one. Well it was good for me – hope it was good for you.

    • Kara Kara 09/04/2019

      It’s true about Canadian media. I try to switch back to a Canadian station before Detroit’s news comes on. The stories coming out of there are just incredible – all crime, violence and corruption with little mention of the underlying problems (like unemployment and homelessness) that plague the city.

      • tbaoo tbaoo 09/04/2019

        yes to you two .. the michael moore film ( 911 f ) highlighted this very fact, canada has more guns and used to leave their doors open – far less frightened and far less violent .. 🙂

  16. Sweepy Jean Sweepy Jean 07/04/2019

    Oh, you are so right, the politics of fear used to keep us from dealing with what’s really wrong. Keep ranting, let’s all rant!

  17. Hansi Hansi 10/04/2011

    Damn Alan…Why do you think America is the most violent nation on Earth? From our movies, to our military, we Americans a busily kicking the shit out of something. American Media is the cause, keeping everyone in a proper climate of fear. Not so up there with our Northern neighbors; Canadian media, far less scary.
    That was a good one. Well it was good for me – hope it was good for you.

    • Kara Kara 11/04/2011

      It’s true about Canadian media. I try to switch back to a Canadian station before Detroit’s news comes on. The stories coming out of there are just incredible – all crime, violence and corruption with little mention of the underlying problems (like unemployment and homelessness) that plague the city.

      • tbaoo tbaoo 11/04/2011

        yes to you two .. the michael moore film ( 911 f ) highlighted this very fact, canada has more guns and used to leave their doors open – far less frightened and far less violent .. 🙂

  18. Sweepy Jean Sweepy Jean 11/04/2011

    Oh, you are so right, the politics of fear used to keep us from dealing with what’s really wrong. Keep ranting, let’s all rant!

    • tbaoo tbaoo 11/04/2011

      rants all round sweepy and i say ..:)

  19. Jewell Jewell 11/04/2011

    Sadly, somewhere along the way the “train wrecks” have become an all encompassing obsession of the masses regardless of the locality. I blame the downfall of multiple cultures on the invention of the “talkies”. =) Honestly, though, feeding hate, intolerance, stupidity, and ignorance just breeds more of the same….focus on the positive needs to happen before we all end up gnawing our arms off to escape for the sake of sanity. xo =)

    • tbaoo tbaoo 11/04/2011

      thanks jewell, i’ve gnawed away and i’m typing with one arm. i still have two hands though ? .. 😉

    • tbaoo tbaoo 11/04/2011

      yes, all better now .. thanks elizof 😉

  20. Yogasavy Yogasavy 07/04/2019

    Unfortunately your country is not the only one! Bringing in new things or features is just a way of covering up or camouflaging what must not be seen, heard or questioned.
    We have become to afraid to think for ourselves!

    • tbaoo tbaoo 09/04/2019

      yes it’s all about the disguise .. 😉 cheers ms yoga

  21. Mary Hudak-Collins Mary Hudak-Collins 07/04/2019

    Rant away! Eventually, someone, somewhere will hear the people’s words and do something about it! It’s a shame that it has to come to that though:(

    • tbaoo tbaoo 07/04/2019

      i just wish that could be so .. thanks mary – i like seeing your face about the place as well .. 😉

  22. Jewell Jewell 07/04/2019

    Sadly, somewhere along the way the “train wrecks” have become an all encompassing obsession of the masses regardless of the locality. I blame the downfall of multiple cultures on the invention of the “talkies”. =) Honestly, though, feeding hate, intolerance, stupidity, and ignorance just breeds more of the same….focus on the positive needs to happen before we all end up gnawing our arms off to escape for the sake of sanity. xo =)

    • tbaoo tbaoo 07/04/2019

      thanks jewell, i’ve gnawed away and i’m typing with one arm. i still have two hands though ? .. 😉

  23. Sweepy Jean Sweepy Jean 07/04/2019

    Oh, you are so right, the politics of fear used to keep us from dealing with what’s really wrong. Keep ranting, let’s all rant!

    • tbaoo tbaoo 08/04/2019

      rants all round sweepy and i say ..:)

    • tbaoo tbaoo 08/04/2019

      yes, all better now .. thanks elizof 😉

  24. Anna Anna 07/04/2019

    I apologize in place of my country’s media, who refuse to see the truth – Hold out as best you can.

    • tbaoo tbaoo 09/04/2019

      apology accepted – thanks anna 😉

  25. Roy Durham Roy Durham 08/04/2019

    have a pint or foster and try it again. i am sure it will come out the the same. lol great post. i think old mother earth is a little disturb by it all too.

    • tbaoo tbaoo 08/04/2019

      cheers roy .. i’d need quite a few 😉

  26. Alejandro Alejandro 08/04/2019

    I just don’t watch the commercial stations news hour. Saying that even the ABC is going in that direction. All bright lights and sparkles with no substance.
    Just watch the documentaries. Or go on Youtube.

    A

    • tbaoo tbaoo 08/04/2019

      world’s fattest cat videos aren’t going to help – ajg .. 😉

  27. Jessica Mokrzycki Jessica Mokrzycki 08/04/2019

    I agree…too many of us are being distracted by the real issues. Not sure how to solve that! There’s never an easy solution. We need to teach our children to be critical thinkers and think for themselves.

    • tbaoo tbaoo 08/04/2019

      i hope that’s right but the generation i thought would fix the problem, have in fact started to be the problem .. ;(

  28. Justice Calo Reign Justice Calo Reign 08/04/2019

    Neuroplasticity tells us that we can actually rewire and reform the structure of our brains based on what we pay attention to, the choices we make and the behaviors we engage in.. So keep on thinking.. but think about your own incredible qualities, virtues, characteristics and strengths and how you can use them to change the world for the better. Yes.. The TV may be trying to reprogram you to fear, but our own programming is so much more powerful than anything that can be done to us! 😉 Stop by and Share Your Strengths with us for Share Your Strengths Sunday! Take the first step to keeping your power in your own mind!

    • tbaoo tbaoo 09/04/2019

      thank you justice .. i’ll do just that, i hope that i can use my thinking for a positive outcome, but my experience shows me otherwise .. 🙂 i’m relatively happy, sometimes although decreasing in occasions, ridiculously so !!

  29. Lady Estrogen Lady Estrogen 08/04/2019

    It could be worse – AUS could become a clone of the UK and it’s highest importance is what BigBrother “star” was spotted at any one particular time & what they ate for dinner.
    (Sound of my brains splatting on the wall) Swwwwww-plllaaaaaa.
    Australia, I love you, truly.

    • tbaoo tbaoo 09/04/2019

      “omg” i love big brother .. sorry that’s the sound of me trying to be funny ;(

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