Society Is Full Of New-Fangled Idiots
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On the Huffington Post site recently, there was a story about an "Internet craze!" that takes the art of twerking (whorish butt gyrations) to a whole new low.
Now, there's "Twogging"--twerking with the added excitement and participation of a dog. In the video/article (found in Huff's Comedy Section, as if it's cute and funny), girl after girl does their sex butt thing in front of or up against what appears to be the family dog.
Then there's Big Brother, a reality-TV show that has been a plague on Earth for 15 years, with strangers being thrown together and hedonism and hilarity supposedly ensuing. One of the alleged strangers states ("jokingly," of course) on the live feed that he "beats off" to porn involving children--kids 3 or 4 years old. Local police hear about his statement but don't find any criminal activity. Now, what porn-addicted guy doesn't know that watching, downloading and/or bragging about kiddie porn is illegal or, at least, not cool to talk about?
What? Oh, it is cool to brag about? Oh, I really am old-fashioned. I thought there might still be some hope left that we aren't all doomed.
While all this was going on, I was also keeping up with the big, new, scary terror warning. The one about embassies closed in the Middle East and Africa because of some intercepted al-Qaida chatter. Good thing the NSA was listening in to those communications and caught the diabolical plot before it could hatch!
It could also be that those embassies needed to be scrubbed clean of office clutter. Maybe some paper shredding?
At the same time, coincidentally, HSBC bank in the U.K. will drop about 40 diplomatic clients in 60 days. Embassy-type accounts. One of those clients is the Vatican. Maybe it's about bouncing too many checks? Or maybe the financial criminals of the world are distancing themselves from one another before the big economic meltdown?
Why no cleaning up of the Fukushima disaster--or, should I say, cataclysm? Why would Japan allow Tepco to handle the containment of a nuclear meltdown? Every nation on Earth should be using all of its scientific, managerial and financial resources on that problem. They aren't because they don't care. It's not their problem; it's ours.
And that's just another problem we'll never solve because sheeple, er, people, are too busy clowning around with their reproductive organs on the frackin' Internet.