We have got to face a hard-to-swallow fact in this day and age; hype has taken over common sense in a big way!! This clearly has made life more annoying and that sucks, but we need to take a step back and ask a few questions to determine how scared should we be!!
What does all of this over-hyping and under-valuing of reality really mean for the rest of us? How can a seemingly intelligent and advanced society succumb to grade-school arguments and flashy whizbang?
For those of you who missed a recent "argument" between the Dems and the Reps it is important to note that pigs absolutely cannot put lipstick on by themselves because they have hooves with no opposable thumbs to hold the lipstick. This is common sense people, don't believe the hype!!! Seriously though, the whole nation recently got embroiled in an argument between 5th graders about whose mom is fat or something juvenile like that. WTF were we thinking and why isn't everyone screaming about how obnoxious and annoying the news networks are to run these kinds of stories. But do you know why they run these stories…because they know America is all about hype and our common sense as a general public is at an all time low.
This also goes to show how the leaders of both parties really feel about the intelligence of the nation. They've seen us get all excited before about such things as "no proof of income loans" and Beanie babies. Why should they stop when it comes to inferences regarding a very common colloquialism? Party leaders know anything that can be taken out of context will be taken out of context if they can just get it on to the airwaves. Should that make us happy to know that both our government and now the world view us in such a poor light, yes…you can believe that hype.
I am asking you, the reader, how can we improve our image to the world when our own elected parties think we'd rather hear about Obama and Palin kissing in a tree than HMOs and MPG? How can we get news stations to report newsworthy reports instead of trash that should be in Star or Us magazines. What's the next big "oh no he/she didn't say that" going to be? And does it even really matter anymore, or have I just bought into the anti-hype????