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RWHN: From The Depths vol. 6 #1 Mani-fester-o
« on: April 21, 2007, 02:20:37 am »
Well, thats just the way it is son. 

How many times have you heard this bullshit?  One of the ultimate copouts when it comes to , well, just about everything.  It is especially true when you suggest something should change, or be different.  Especially when it is something mankind is used to doing for the past few decades or so, if not longer.  What kind of base, lack of imagination is that?

This is why the status quo enjoys, well, great status.  It endures.  It persists.  It INsists. It REsists. And we fold and bend, all too quickly, to its powerful stank of stagnation.  Because it is easier to just keep on letting it slide, than to actually dig in and try to push it in a new direction. 

This is especially true when it comes to the media.  Lets face it, the media has penetrated deep into our everyday lives.  It has rooted itself into our cultures.  Before the age of television it was print and radio.  Then mans ingenuity reared the great collection of tubes and wires that became the television set.  The bright and shiny hypnotized us and weve never broken free of its grip.  Oh, and now its in color.  Of course, now we are in the golden shower, er I mean era, of the Internet.  And it isnt just for computers anymore.  You can have it in your pocked, on your watch, its even in goddamned sunglasses.  So, the media can reach us just about anywhere now. 

And so it has transpired that many of our species have given over their thinking capacity to the media.  We let them tell us what to think, what to buy, how to raise our children, how to make a meal, what we should say and what we shouldnt say, and how to become infamous.  It has become one of those clich? vicious circles.  As the media has shaped us and coddled us, it has learned about us.  It has tapped into our base human elements and milked them for all it is worth.  And, it has learned, our undying allegiance to the status quo.   

This was perfectly demonstrated over the past week in Virginia.  As soon as the shots ceased, our media, our civilization turned it into the next reality TeeVee show.  But, thats because having our noses in someone elses drama, someone elses trauma, is part of our status quo.  But, now with the long reach of the media, it is everywhere.  Our thirst to be so plugged into the world supersedes any notion of compassion and respect for the dead and the grieving.  And the media know this. 

So, it happened that the greasy-headed dweeb who mowed down these college students sent a multi-media press-kit or manifesto to the Peacock Network.  To further taunt his victims from the grave.  He said as much in his materials.  And so this package arrives.  After the president of the news division jacks-off in utter glee, and a token consultation with the authorities, it is rushed to air.  And thus, the knife is turned counterclockwise in the backs the grieving.  But, it is okay.  It is fine, really.  Because this is what the people want.  They are only delivering what their audiences thirst for.  And so the Pea-cock suckers gladly went along with it, completing Chos mission for him. 

Alas, it is unfortunately true about our society.  There are many who eat it up.  Whilst many more shrug their shoulders and say Eh, thats the way it is.  Well, I say fuck that!  Im fucking out.  Go ahead, continue to feed this shit through apathy and ennui.  Go ahead and just let The Machine continue to drive you along the path of status quo.  Just remember, one day, this all may be so far gone, that there will be NO coming back ever.  That is, assuming we havent already passed that exit.  Im sick of it myself, and so Im jumping the fuck off.  Enjoy the slide. 
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Re: RWHN: From The Depths vol. 6 #1 Mani-fester-o
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2007, 02:34:05 am »
I heard about that. I haven't seen it and won't.

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Re: RWHN: From The Depths vol. 6 #1 Mani-fester-o
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2007, 03:33:08 am »
I agree with some of the sentiments RWHN, sometimes what is presented to us as news, or any other genre in media, can be harsh, cruel and uneccesary.

However, I would have to agree with Cain, from another thread, when he said, in essence, that he would rather have a free media with no moral restraint, than a media which encouraged censorship (self- or state- imposed).

Media, even in its handy "fun-sized" packets, and its occasional tendency to leave a taste in your mouth thats either like you just threw-up or that you ate too much sugar, still has to be interpreted to some degree by whoever is watching it.

Lose 'faith' in the media by all means, but don't forget it's still possible to show others another way to interpret it.

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Re: RWHN: From The Depths vol. 6 #1 Mani-fester-o
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2007, 08:41:52 am »
You know, there have been, in the past, before the MEDIA, panaceas for socieity's consicousness before:  they just came in less identifiable yet just as insidious an even more enslaving formats:  family, home, church, community, government.

Mankind is designed to be enslaved by these things.  Breaking free of them is the exception, not the rule.

But your rant is 100+...and I feel your pain, RWHN.

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Re: RWHN: From The Depths vol. 6 #1 Mani-fester-o
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2007, 02:24:16 pm »
I agree with some of the sentiments RWHN, sometimes what is presented to us as news, or any other genre in media, can be harsh, cruel and uneccesary.

However, I would have to agree with Cain, from another thread, when he said, in essence, that he would rather have a free media with no moral restraint, than a media which encouraged censorship (self- or state- imposed).

However, the media doesn't have to throw up all of the shit it gets.  There is no mandate on the media's part to broadcast every piece of information it receives.  Thus why news organizations have editors.  I'm not arguing censorship, I'm lamenting the lack of restraint.  Of course I'm not surpirsed by that lack of restraint.  But think about it.  The American news agencies didn't broadcast any of our soliders being beheaded.  They don't broadcast all of the war footage it receives.  It excercises restraint in these cases.  Granted, some of it is FCC stuff, but you know there is FCC-okay stuff they don't air. 

This, obviously, was all orchestrated in the name of money and being the first to air the footage.  Everyone knows that of course.  However, I find it debasingly grotesque.  A news agency doing the will of a terrorist and murderer.  IN the name of money and notoreity.  You can talk all day about "free media", but when it is in the name of furthering a mass-murderer's stated objective, then just how "free" is it? 

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Media, even in its handy "fun-sized" packets, and its occasional tendency to leave a taste in your mouth thats either like you just threw-up or that you ate too much sugar, still has to be interpreted to some degree by whoever is watching it.

Lose 'faith' in the media by all means, but don't forget it's still possible to show others another way to interpret it.

Yeah, my way of showing them how to interpret it involves a sledgehammer to their TV. 
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Re: RWHN: From The Depths vol. 6 #1 Mani-fester-o
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2007, 02:48:46 pm »
Infiltrate

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Re: RWHN: From The Depths vol. 6 #1 Mani-fester-o
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2016, 04:57:24 pm »
Because not everything RWHN did was crap.
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Re: RWHN: From The Depths vol. 6 #1 Mani-fester-o
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2016, 05:04:35 pm »
Because not everything RWHN did was crap.

Prior to February, 2009, I would agree.
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Re: RWHN: From The Depths vol. 6 #1 Mani-fester-o
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2016, 05:46:11 pm »
Because not everything RWHN did was crap.

Prior to February, 2009, I would agree.

By the time I showed up he was definitely full potato. It's weird looking back and seeing some of his earlier writing and just not knowing who that guy was before he turned into the person I met.
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