Hey, ramblers. I've been working hard to come up with a good 'share,' so I'm thinking, hey, let's talk about the media. Here's all you need to know about everything you read or see on TV: LIES, ALL LIES. I'll refine that by saying the core truths may be there, but they're presented to us in a way that guarantees fear. And hear's what I know about fear: frightened people are easier to manipulate. Your life will not end if you decide to stop reading the newspaper. For real! You don't have to be a participant in this. I read the funnies. And Kurt Vonnegut. This works for me. The front page of the newspaper can get fucked. The world is the same as it ever was. The only difference is the current 'trend' of 'reporting' the 'news' in a way that's specifically designed to trick us into thinking the apocalypse is right around the corner. And why is this? It sells newspapers. So it's your choice. I'm choosing not to buy into this. I'm calling 'bullshit' on this 'trend.' Why start your day with death, death and more death when you can find out what Dilbert's doing and call it good? Continue your newspaper subscription, by all means. It's good to have the papers on hand if you decide to get a puppy.
I urge you all to get deprogrammed. Dare to have it good! We're the richest country in the world, and all the choices we have only serve to isolate us from each other. Remember the old days when we had three channels? We were all connected by Johnny Carson. We shared something. We no longer have anything remotely like this now. 100 channels later, and no one knows each other anymore. TV makes us lonely. TV tells us to take drugs if we're lonely. TV lets us know that buying the right mop will change our lives. Bill Hicks hit the nail on the head: those in advertising and marketing should forteit their right to breathe, stat.
Forgive me if you can.
The moon is full tonight, so these words are being written by a werewolf. My claws are making typing difficult. My cat remains under the bed.
I may join her.
Much love to you all. Being my friend is your treasured gift to me. I'll try not to tell you what to do next time.