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By Mr. Twisted
Have you noticed a decided increase in celebrating stupid in our world today?
Everywhere I turn, I see another case of some serious retardation being placed up on a pedestal and given more money.
Think about it: go to any major news site and who do you see the most of? I just did a quick scan of three major news sites and lost track of how many pictures I saw of Miley Cyrus with her new hairdo and Kim Kardashian and her….whatever the hell she’s doing (does anyone really know??). Organizations that say they are bringing you the most important stories have their websites filled with stories on Jean Claude Van-why-do-I-give-a-Dam having an affair and Katy Perry losing her swimsuit at some local pool.
I don’t give a FLYING RAT FUCK about any of this shit.
Seriously, who the hell is reading this crap?
CNN right now has a story on their main page titled “Pregnant man’s divorce drama.”
To quote the famous Ranger School Promo video: “GET FUCKING SERIOUS!”
Our modern landscape is filled with story after story of people who belong to a different reality. They occupy a world where mistakes have the consequences of “fame” and then turn it into a book deal. As long as they say they “have a problem” or that they were “born this way,” it’s apparently completely acceptable to make a mockery of human intelligence and capitalize on idiocy.
Reality show contestants are becoming “stars” rather than being viewed as the insecure, babbling morons they are because we all know that those are the exact types of people the producers of those shows look for. Because it sells.
But this goes beyond Hollywood and whatever passes for “entertainment” these days.
Just look at the nonsense going on in politics.
Every argument that should involve things like, say, policy or economic realities instead gets translated into racism, sexism, or hatred of children. One would think that this kind of trickery would be noticed and squashed, but no.
Instead, there are entire departments on college campuses devoted to those ideas.
What does it take to stop celebrating the stupid? When will the court jesters of the modern world begin being treated like the court jesters of old?
“Yeah, that was a funny joke. Now get the hell out of my chamber; I have a war to run.” That’s how things were not that long ago.
Personally, I don’t care anymore. I don’t care one bit how hot some famous chick looks in a pair of tight pants. I don’t care how low-cut her top is. I don’t care who is gay and who isn’t. And I really, really don’t care who is sleeping with whom.
Writing for the Rhino Den and paying attention to some other MilBlogs out there has taught me something as of late. There is a metric ass-ton of ridiculously talented veterans out there who can do some seriously entertaining shit. They’re commentary is far more intelligent and contains way more thought-provoking material than 99% of what’s coming out of Hollywood. The guys at The Duffel Blog and Action Figure Therapy, along with Nick and the rest of the Ranger Up crew, have every bit the creativity of most “artists” and, let’s be honest, they look almost as good in a pair of Ranger panties.
My point is this: the nut-jobs in Hollywood and most of who pass themselves off as a “politician” have done nothing to earn my respect, and I’m willing to bet you feel the same. So I’m making a point, here and now, to say I’m done pandering to that crap. If I hear people talking about what Lindsay Lohan is doing, I’m going to rudely interrupt them and say “have you seen the Ranger Up workout video??” or “what MilBlogs are you reading these days??” I’m going to throw it in their face. I’m tired of no-talent hacks making millions off of selling their pictures to tabloids so I can see who’s fat and who’s not at the check-out counter.
These people have done exactly jack shit to earn anything at all. I think it’s high time that people start letting them know that very thing.