I told everyone I'd be writing about this in my last article. You all owe me $5.
In today's time and age, there is one thing that I am frustrated over time and time again. I may write about politics a lot, but it's all normal, just heightened activity. I'm not frustrated by school, or work, or social life.
Ok, a bit of social life.
It's not so much my personal social life, but it's society in general and their reaction to social media. Being a thoughtful, intelligent member of society, I'm often aware of my friends and family members reacting similarly to me, but to different objects.
For instance, I react to political and world news. My mother reacts to world news. My father, to business and economic news. My sisters react to Justin Bieber.
When I'm actually surfing the celebrity sites, which is rare, most of the time the stories posted are on the same celebrities, over and over, almost in a creepy, stalking way. Twitter is the worst, because it's always trending the same #topics. Every day.
Exhibit 1? Charlie Sheen. He's popped into the celebrity news like Trump has in the political area. He's the ultimate example of today's media and population reacting and stalking the person with the most moronic statements. It's what we are about today. A vast majority of my friends follow the media-whoring morons: Sheen, Lohan, Bieber (who isn't a moron but still a media whore).
I feel like the media has really lost touch with humanity. It's skewed our priorities to make money. The media today has taught us to pay attention to the stupid people, the ones coming back for seconds, for thirds, for two-hundreths. It's pushing the things that aren't really important into center stage.
If Michael Jackson had died on the day Tunisia overcame their dictator, what do you think would have been the center story of the day? People today would have cared more about Jackson's death than a country's revolution. It's pathetic. Someone dying usually does not alter the course of the world. A country's revolution always does.
So why does the population react to it so much? Twitter reacts to Lady Gaga, not Libya. I know that because I've tried it out, and found it a waste of my personal time. I can't stand those who think that celebrities are the thing because they are merely human and will never teach us a lesson. Jersey Shore has nothing in terms of material, just a bunch of swearing, abusing morons. America loves it.
I blame the media for the downfall of our integrity, for glorifying the famous stupid people. I blame it for making the population nothing more than a herd of sheep, constantly feeding it things that do not matter.