We are two weeks into the new year and already we have a contender for '2015's Biggest Idiot' - Fantastic. A California woman on holiday at Disneyland is believed to have spread Measles to potentially dozens of holiday goers. With over 26 cases of the disease now confirmed throughout four states, this makes up for nearly... Continue Reading →
One of those days, where I seem to just want to keep writing.
Scrolling through my twitter and I see a headline “2,000 civilians killed in a terrorist attack on Wednesday in Nigeria.” It didn’t even make world news. Yet , Kim Kardashian’s latest what the heck ever does? People really? Is that what we have come to as a society? We care more about Kim Kardashian than actual world issues? Why? Someone please tell me why that is? Children are starving around the world, yet we can’t seem to put down our damn phones, and actually pay attention to what really matters. No instead what matters is what latest bs is coming out next, who won the golden globes, whose wearing what, who gives a crap. There are children crying, people dying, and wars being fought in places we don’t even bother to mention, places that we probably don’t…
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The press, media, journalism and the ways in which the state and the system communicates with us reflect the hc. They are man-made, our reality.
I think a good analogy for our circumstances is the end of the Roman Empire. Except there are no Barbarians. Nor are there frontiers for we are global, many times in many ways over. Civilisation developed out of agriculture and diversity. It is global urbanisation and employment now – mobilisation and utilisation, of monoculture, development and massing. Somewhat lemming like, we’ve now thrown ourselves through the exponential curve.
I think of it as a tsunami wave as it rears up right, shattering throughout and from below, like a giant taken down at the knee. Though the initially subtle and sublime distant ripple of a wave has made itself obvious, humanity keeps going. Journalism can only reflect that.
Like the bread to the masses at the…
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In my first post for nearly three months I’ll be speaking briefly about one of the thousands of ridiculous issues in our society that has irritated me today. But first, I would like to take a second to not only offer my condolences to the people of France, but also congratulating the French people on... Continue Reading →