Sometimes the best way out of this crap we call the American way of life seems to be to burn my ears and bury them so I don't have to hear the droning bullshit of our congress, our senate, our media. The thing is, I'd still have to gouge my eyes out and bury them too, so I don't have to watch this slow disintegration and sew up my mouth so I don't have to talk to morons, and then I'd just look terrible. Like some kind of reject voodoo doll, and really, who wants that? No one, that's who.
Check out the extent of the bullshit after the jump:
The Media had a hissy fit this week, crying about child endangerment, child exploitation, and the callousness of TV executives, when it comes to program development. What could cause such an uproar? Why the new show, Kid Nation a Lord of the Flies lite reality show, where a bunch of kids get to try to create their own adult-free town. A bunch of middle and upper middle class kids. Get to be TV Stars. And come away with a total of $25k each. Their parents ok'd it. But they are exploited! Endangered! (Insert horrified expletives here___________.)
While our media was busy being aghast! AGHAST! with horror at the earth shattering events surrounding the premier of Kid Nation, they slept on the following stories about actual child exploitation and child endangerment, all of which are on going, all of which are conveniently ignored.
- Children are Starving in the USA
- Access to food is a social justice issue
- Post Katrina, kids are still missing
- 1 in 4 kids has no health care coverage, our government doesn't care
- Child migrant farm workers exploited in USA daily
- Systematic mistreatment of children in the US fostercare system
- Kids are being victimized TODAY based on racial identity
But hell, I can't blame 'em. Looking at the issues that US children a re facing day to day is just so...ugly...and shameful...and REAL. The "reality" of Kid Nation is a lot easier (and shinier) to deal with!
It's crazy. All these issues that go on and on, untouched and un resolved. The free fucking markets can not solve these issues. They create these issues. Government exists to solve and maintain these issues. And what are our good reps doing? Taking about MoveOn.Org's Patreaus ad. I was thrilled to see that the senate was wasting time debating the terrible effects of MoveOn.Org's ad. I was so happy that we were winning the war. Now that their ad came out, and reversed the whole course of the
This country is making me nuts.