Unreality TV

Five years ago America stopped being a country and became instead a TV show. Rubbish that would make a carnival barker blush was broadcast regularly. The media did not guffaw; they swooned. Critical judgment ceased in the era of the app. Scandals became as serious as a tweet, or even less serious than that. We’ve now gone through two generations of Julias who know neither Shakespeare nor the Bible, yet think they are the font of all wisdom. They believe in things like catastrophic AGW, and feel free to mock those who are skeptical. Things that are not only insane but totally unworkable are now law. Hard to see this ending well.

4 Responses to “Unreality TV”

  1. Jamie Says:

    But easy to see it ending. Soon, hopefully.

  2. Bosun Says:

    Hopefully, I’m wrong but the end may well be catastrophic.

  3. gs Says:

    Things that are not only insane but totally unworkable are now law.

    If a male CA student feels like he is female, he is allowed to use female facilities, and vice versa. In other words, CA law requires that all other students in those facilities disregard the plain evidence of their eyes, in deference to how the “transgender” student feeeeels.

    You’re right. That’s insane.

    The way they’re going, there will come a point at which sharia makes more sense than California law. Not just sharia, but other vile codes which belong in the trash cans of history.

  4. thetriguy Says:

    One of the reasons this will not end well is that no one in the Julia generation will be willing to man-up—and my choice of wording is purposeful—and take responsibility either for their own actions or the actions they supported through their silence and their desire to be liked by others. We—as a culture—seem to have lost our natural curiosity and skepticism replacing it with a desire to be both politically correct and to have our thinking done for us so as not to run the risk thinking an offensive thought. So when the culture crash does occur—and it will at some point in the not too distant future when economic, political and social reality collide—none of those who contributed to the problem will be willing to own it and instead will point their guilty fingers at others. Don’t believe me, then look at who the finance regulation law was named after…two of the biggest roadblocks to change before the latest financial crash and two of the former heroes of the new reality.

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