When I read the news headlines these days I think this world of ours is backwards, upside-down and directionless. I have to check to make sure that I'm not reading The Onion, because even The Onion writers are not this crazy.
If I were to write a story & headline about my reaction to the world, the title would be:
"Area Man convinced all news has become satire"
Headline after headline, the parody scrolls by till I am exhausted trying to make sense of it all.
"World leaders declare austerity is only solution to financial crisis, markets crash anticipating a global depression in response to austerity programs"
"Canada withdraws from Kyoto treaty, claims it blocks progress toward reducing global warming"
"Republicans oppose Obama plan because of the colour of his skin"
"Gringrich is only Republican candidate with intellectual heft"
"Republicans demand that unemployed must pee into cups to receive assistance from insurance program they payed into"
"We must cut entitlements like Social Security and Unemployment Insurance"
"Poor children should replace janitors at schools to save our economy"
"Rick Perry dons jacket from 'Brokeback Mountain' to deliver homophobic campaign ad"
"Gay penguins at Toronto zoo to be forcibly separated"
"DSK admits his sexual interaction in NY Hotel with cleaning lady was consensual, NY AG declines to prosecute"
"Occupy Wall Street protesters to be cleared from park after condoms found in tent"
I could go on and on and on. It gets really depressing.
It makes me question whether the majority of people in the western world would rather live a dream existence with fake news and a fake reality rather than recognize the boring and harsh reality of real life as experienced by real people.
"Breaking news: Justin Bieber has insulted relations with Israel by refusing to pose with Bibi Sneeze-sound" <-- that was a real headline (paraphrased)
I have lost my faith in modern mainstream media.
Anybody know of any well organized self-sufficient intellectual communes in Ontario? I am feeling the urge to withdraw from society.
edited for minor typo's