02/04/02 - 11:59:32
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RE: THE POST BELOW:|
THIS IS THE EXACT REASON WHY I WATCH "THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART"
FOR MY DOSE OF 'HEALTHY' NEWS EACH DAY THAT I CAN
I USED TO LOVE CNN 'RELIGIOUSLY'
UNTIL IT WAS BOUGHT BY TIME-WARNER
FKD IT UP COMPLETELY
NOW IT IS A BORING, TRIFLING, INCONSEQUENTIAL MESS
Quoted: "Heinlein raised several telling points about the onset of the
such as the lack of cleanliness in public facilities, and the reduction of
formal politeness in dealings with others. The tendency to misuse or
bastardize terminology is another sympton of a deteriorating culture."
Actually, the co-option of language to serve the dark side is one of the
earliest and surest signs of creeping evil. It's called "newspeak" and is
equally a cause as a symptom. The reason it's so dangerous is that language
shapes public perception. Those who can't or won't think for themselves will
mimic the latest right-think from pundits, priests and politicians who, in
the words of The Police "Have words to thank for their positions / Words that
scream for our submission / And no one's jamming their transmission."
Everything else flows from this. For example, these talking heads are the
ones responsible for the lack of cleanliness in public facilities, because
they're all pissing on our shoes and trying to tell us it's raining. And I'm
personally responsible for part of the dip in the public politeness graph,
because when they try it with me, I'm shouting "Knock that shit off,
There is one thing left that can jam their transmission. It's called
rock'n'roll and I'm eternally thankful to all the politically conscious
rockers who over the years have kept the fire burning bright enough to keep
the jackals at bay.
"Have a nice day"
listening to that paragon of politeness, Frank Zappa "I Don't Wanna Get
"LEAVE MY NOSE ALONE PLEASE!!"
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