awake at midnight
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Where four sushi bars meet on a corner
Everything on television is designed to maximize sensationalism. Its purpose is to attract attention, anything that frightens, worries, confuses you. They sell attention. That's their business. They sell your eyeballs to companies for a price.
Ever notice how little information or rational debate they give to the problems of humanity? We are offered scenes of Haiti or other troubling conditions, but only given enough to make us upset and watch, never any information that might to any good. Its because the television only wants your attention. Their so-called reporters and journalists are nothing more than sideshow barkers or propagandists pushing their agenda for how to save the world.
Awakened at midnight
by the sound of the water jar
cracking from the ice
-- Basho (Hamill)
"People see me / I'm a challenge / to your balance" -- Wonder, Natalie Merchant