Monday, February 10, 2014

A Comment on Our Times

From Small Dead Animals, I picked up the comment of the decade about how the Marxist/Libruls have transformed our times into a pit of squalor.  From a comment on David Thompson's blog, as quoted on SDA:

Yes, I can't help but notice that much entertainment isn't very good, for one thing. We switch on the TV to see artificially created celebs humiliating not-very-good singers on talent shows.
You can read some semi-serious journalists in the Times. None of them compares to Bernard Levin, but perhaps he was a special case - literary skill seems to be having something of a downturn.
But the Graun exposes us to the witterings of these little cliques of people (I've briefly been a member of one such) who want to be creative, but aren't in fact very good yet. Not that they tell each other this fact; insincere praise for one another's work is one of their most finely honed talents - possibly arresting further development as writers or thinkers..
The comment was concerning a post of the complaints of an untalented "female artist" in Australia that the state should subsidize her so she could do her thing. This piece of this comment just concerned one little piece of the topic, but is applicable to a broad spectrum of what is affecting us in our broader culture.  We have a world full of credentialed, but uneducated, moronic, talking heads.   Who ever heard of the "judges" on the talent programs and food network contests.  What gives them the standing to judge others?

My big laugh this week, was the performance great NBC producers during the Sochi Olympics.  Not only did those morons write a teleprompter blurb praising Communist history and president Putin, that Bob Costs mindlessly read , but the morning Today Show presented all the USA medal winners, leaving those who watch at night on NBC Sports knowing the results of the babbling of the talking heads designed to create a desire of the audience to stay tuned for the results (that were already out in the morning.  Isn't it wonderful what the self-praising society of these geniuses produces?