Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Pigs At The Trough

Pigs at the Trough

Did you see the pictures of Will Smith and Family as they sat in shocked disbelief as they watched Miley Cyrus strip tease in front of several million people at the MTV Video Music Awards?

I feel a little sorry for Mr. Smith and especially his children, though I wonder why he would be so shocked at what the Main Stream Media considers appropriate for our children (MTV lobbied hard to obtain a Pg‑14 rating – Family Friendly – Suuure…). This particular “Awards” show has declined in ‘propriety’ every year since its debut. It was only a matter of time until it/they engaged in soft porn.   

Our so called Entertainment Media can’t be entirely blamed. Really, in many ways they are only a reflection of our society. Not entirely, mind you. Indeed, they influence as much as they reflect. No matter how much they deny any influence on society they certainly do have an effect – particularly on our children. As for the reflection - it isn't at all pretty.

Which brings me to Honey Boo Boo. If you haven’t watched the show, please don’t dignify it by looking it up. Just understand that it is a so called reality show wherein a spoiled little nine year old beauty pageant queen, her family and their heavy-set self-absorbed, camera-addicted moron of a mother, run around talking about private parts and bodily functions and basically make a spectacle of themselves. It is a humiliating, trailer trash, spoiled little brat show that plays off the stereotype of Ignorant, red-neck, Southern White Trailer Trash, focusing on all the baser behaviors of a pageant mother, their spoiled narcissistic children and Stereotypical Southern White Trash and they call it entertainment.

I remember as a child looking at the supermarket tabloids and asking my Mom why people would print such trash. She told me, "they wouldn't print it if nobody read it." She was right. Reality TV has become the window into the mentality of much of America. Hollywood wouldn't produce it if America didn't watch it and they are producing this filth by the bucket-load. 

The worst thing is that America slurps it up like pigs at a trough.

Pigs at a trough.

Ahhh, America. What have you become?

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