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Thursday, August 7, 2008

Britney Spears, Paris Hilton - It's a Wonderful life..??


It's been a really hot summer so far. Temperature has remained in the 100's follow by a 10 year high of 107 the last few days. Local newspaper has also reported that you can literally boil an egg in these temperatures. Our recent postings of Katy Perry has remained equally as hotly debated just by the comments left. I have to grow several heads just to retain the ability to write since some of my readers literally would like to chop my head off. It's ironic that some borderline or perhaps agnostic readers used the word evil to describe me. I wonder how does an agnostic be able to comprehend the word evil when right and wrong does not exist in their own mind. So you can have evil exist but not God's goodness? Looks like there are no real balance in this world. I have been called a bigot, backward thinking and why not go back to the KKK days or better yet let's lynch some you know what. I guess freedom of speech is only free when everyone agrees but what if everyone or majority agrees on the wrong thing? Then what?

On the family side, I took my son shopping for a brand new backpack to get him ready for school. Yes YES!!! Yes!!!..my wife said..finally he is going to school! and I get my few hours of sanity back! My son is so ready to get out of the house as well and be in school. He has no idea what school is like. He thinks it's a place where he goes and plays with his friends all day long. He talks about it almost every minute. At the local Walmart, there were tons of backpack on sale. Some goes for $10 and some are around $14.99. The price is really not bad and so the next question is how big of a backpack does a kindergardener need? The second question is which one of these bags should we get? I notice there are many different shapes and designs. For girls the backpacks are usually colorful and littered with images of Paris Hilton, Hannah Montana and even Britney Spears(On Sale for $4.99).

It's very obvious who we are growing our next generation with especially for little girls. Britney Spears!, Paris Hilton, Hannah Montana and who else!!?? These bags are covered with images of these pop culture diva's because it sells and all these money trickles back to the corporation, to the factory in China and to the starlets themselves.The end result, school yards are flooded with little obnoxious Paris Hilton's, not wearing panties little Britney spears and Hannah Montana wannabes. What about the little boys? who sees their playmates, classmates, friends and sisters acting in these manners? Wouldn't they be influenced?

Recently Paris Hilton was once again thrust in to the lime light and this time it's politics! AAaaattention..World!... Paris has spoken. Paris Hilton, the blonde, blue-eyed pop tart celebrity thrust into the presidential campaign in an ad by Republican candidate John McCain, issued a rebuttal yesterday, appear in a scantily clad, tongue-in-cheek kind of way.

Last week, John McCain launched an ad comparing Democratic rival Barack Obama to Hilton and Britney Spears, suggesting Obama was no more than a celebrity candidate.

Paris finally responded yesterday on the comedy Web site Funny or Die. As scantily clad as possible she appears... "Hey America, I'm Paris Hilton and I'm a celebrity, too. Only I'm not from the Golden days and I'm not promising change like that other guy. I'm just hot," Hilton said, speaking as she reclined in a pool chair in a revealing swim suit. "But then that wrinkly, white-haired guy used me in his campaign ad, which I guess means I'm running for president. So thanks for the endorsement white-haired dude." "I want America to know that I'm, like, totally ready to lead," she said. She then discusses energy policy, and suggests a hybrid of McCain's offshore oil drilling plan and Obama's incentives for new energy technology.

"Energy crisis solved! I'll see you at the debates," she said, McCain campaign spokesman Tucker Bounds said Hilton appears to support his candidate's "all of the above" energy solution. "Paris Hilton might not be as big a celebrity as Barack Obama, but she obviously has a better energy plan," Bounds said.

Let's take a look at the life's of these individuals. Yes they are very rich, famous, powerful and beautiful but do they have a wonderful life? Paris Hilton came to be headliners when her sex tape supposedly leak out to the public and she became an overnight sensation. Hannah Montana or aka Miley Cyrus shot to the main stream media when scantily clad photo's leak out on myspace. Britney Spears who once thought to be the girl next door decided to one day shaved her head bald, not wear any underwear and other bizzare series of actions. Do they REALLY have a wonderful life? and yet...thousands of girls practically worships these starlets.

PEOPLE!!..WAKE UP!! bring back the Black and White TV's!(No...just an exagerated expression), bring back movies like What a wonderful life or at least the message behind it. From childhood, the main character George's greatest ambition has been to see the world, to become an architect and design bridges and skyscrapers everywhere. However, George repeatedly has to sacrifice his dreams. He puts off going to college until Harry his younger brother graduates from high school to take over the family business. But on Harry's graduation night, as George discusses his future with childhood sweetheart Mary Hatch, his father suddenly has a stroke and dies. Mr Potter the villain, the owner of most of the town, seizes the opportunity to gain control of the family business and decides to end the "sentimental hogwash" of home loans for the working poor. George persuades the board members to stop Potter; they agree, but only on condition that George himself run the business. He did.

Harry the younger brother goes on to college, but George's hopes of leaving Bedford Falls upon his return are dashed once again when Harry unexpectedly brings home a new wife. Her father has offered Harry a job in his company too good to turn down. Although Harry offers to do precisely that to help his brother, George cannot bring himself to ruin his brother's prospects.

George and Mary eventually gets married. On their wedding day, as the Great Depression looms, George and Mary see a run on the bank that leaves the Building & Loan in serious danger of going under. Potter, sensing another opportunity, offers its clients a deal, but Mary has George use the money intended for their honeymoon to lend the townspeople what they need to sustain them and to rest the panic minds. It is just enough; at the close of business, the Building & Loan has exactly $2.00 left. Later, Mary even concocts an elaborate mock tropical honeymoon despite the pouring rain, dripping into their house.

Several years later on Christmas Eve, while on his way to deposit $8,000.00 for the Building & Loan, Uncle Billy encounters Mr. Potter and, bursting with pride, shows him the newspaper article about his nephew, about to be honored by the President for being a war hero. Absentmindedly, he leaves the deposit envelope in the folds of the newspaper; Potter discovers it moments later and abruptly leaves. This is also the day the bank examiner is to inspect the Building & Loan's records; he arrives to find the money missing and George and Billy frantically ransacking the place looking for it. Returning home, George sees his whole life as a massive failure. In desperation, George appeals to Mr. Potter for a loan to rescue the company; Potter turns him down. Later, George crashes his car into a tree during a snowstorm. He runs to a nearby bridge, intending to commit suicide.

The ending is a happy one where the whole town came together remembering what George had once did for them. There, he finds that his friends and family have collected a huge amount of money to save George and the Building & Loan from scandal and ruin. Seeing how many lives he has touched, and the difference he has made to the town, George Bailey realizes that despite his problems, he really has a wonderful life.

Geroge Bailey vs Hannah Montana or Paris Hilton vs Mary Bailey??

Is your life wonderful? Is your family happy? Are you REALLY happy? Do you face fear everyday? Fear of losing a job, fear of divorce, fear of infidelity? Fear of not knowing what would be next?

30 comments:

Jennifer said...

Great Post..Love the comparison and how true of a fact this is.

Blog Queen said...

excellent post sir. You left no stone unturned on this one.
Roschelle

James said...

I am glad at least someone have the guts to say what you say. Nowadays bloggers are so in to what's popular and afraid to say things that is against the mainstream. Love your work.

In my book, you are not a bigot!

Moonglow said...

Yeah!!! Good words my friends!!! All these starlets are laughing away to the bank while we get stuck years later with a big fat bill from the therapist..asking why why why...why doesn't my teen daughter listen to me? Why don't they do what is right? Why do they do that to themselves? Why this why that?? Today's going rate for a therapist...$150/Hour! and that's a decent one.

Get your 401K ready!

Wendall Cada said...

I think what you were really trying to say is "Amature Porn Star Paris Hilton". If everyone referred to her and others like this, maybe the embarrassment of pushing porn stars off onto little girls as role models would help stop the madness.

media nerd said...

Paris obviously has some marketing savvy... she can turn anything into a PR boost for herself

Franco said...

Nice stuff!! Well said and put. How very true... individuals are taking forms that they "think" are glamorous and didn't mind losing their integrity, honor, and sense of well-being - all for the sake of fame. Sad. Social values generally degenerating over the ages and taking a tail-spin into hell.

Franco

Susanno said...

Yo got them. Great post and you did it great when you compare it. Thanks for sharing.

Moonlapse said...

Just like every other deist, you fail to see the point. On top of that, if you're going to make such a claim, at least do it with proper grammar.

"I wonder how does an agnostic be able to comprehend the word evil when right and wrong does not exist in their own mind. So you can have evil exist but not God's goodness?"

What you and your fellow religious bigots fail to realize is that morality does not stem from religion. Hell, morality predates religions, especially yours. You fail to understand that love, empathy, and all that is good can be present without all the silly fairy tales. "Evil" is a concept created by man, the same as the personal god.

You say right and wrong does not exist in the mind of an agnostic. You sir, are a fool. Take a look at some of the most secular countries. You might be intrigued.

Mermade Baubles said...

You post a lot of pictures of Paris Hilton.. just sayin'

Have you ever read this blog:
http://www.badassdad.com/

It has a post about Miley Cyrus Merch and crap.

AuntieSocial said...

Porn star Paris? Eh. She didn't ask to be in the one video. But being famous for simply being famous? I feel like the whole phenom is sucking the brains out of my head.

BTW, my daughter loves super heroes, but won't buy super hero gear for school because her little friends will make fun of her. She's 6, for crying out loud.

Anonymous said...

Freedom of speech isn't freedom from criticism. It isn't even the requirement that everybody shut up and listen. It's just a requirement for the government to keep from interfering in the discussions that citizens have.

If you want to take your ignorance out on parade, don't be surprised when somebody calls you on it, especially given your willingness to comment on them.

Anonymous said...

Bring back black and white TVs?

You want movies with a good message? Write a screenplay. There have always been lots of great movies with good messages - today is no different.


Is your life wonderful? Yes

Is your family happy? Yes

Are you REALLY happy? Yes

Do you face fear everyday? No

Fear of losing a job, fear of divorce, fear of infidelity? Uh.. no. Why fear things we have no control over?

Fear of not knowing what would be next?

Now that would be a truly silly fear! You will NEVER know what is next, therefore you would live in a constant state of fear. This would seriously hamper your ability to be open to life.

I'm a Buddhist, so I don't have all that guilt/fear stuff that you Christians have. And the main premise of Buddhism - the 4 Noble Truths - is that it is our clinging to that which is ever changing which causes suffering. It is our desperation to keep things the way we want them, and to keep away the things we don't want (desire and aversion) - that creates suffering. If we accept life AS IT IS and move through it with skillful actions (those actions that promote happiness) we can positively affect the world and people around us.

Buddhism is the most moral of the world religions (most Buddhists won't even kill mosquitos or ants), but there is no sin - instead there are skillful thoughts and actions (that promote happiness), and unskillful thoughts and actions (that promote suffering). If you fall prey to your own desire, and do something unskillful (ie: become an alcoholic, rob a bank or murder your wife is jealous rage), then you create suffering for yourself (jail) and the people around you.

If you teach your son how to be skillful, rather than fearful, he will be happy.

Compassion, valuing others, being open to what is, rational and critical thinking... these are the things that will help him in life. If you teach him that the world is evil and bad, and people are not to be trusted, that differences are to be shunned and mocked, that fulfillment is to be found in material goods, or power or money... then he will be unhappy, no matter how successful.

BillyWarhol said...

I was Thrilled to see Paris Smoke McANUS' Ass!!!*********

;PPP

Barack Obama All the Way Baby!!!

Peace*

Bibo said...

Love your blog and what you are all about.

The Natural State Hawg said...

I've got a young daughter and a lot of this crap is just scary. It's amazing the type of people that society values these days, isn't it.

Scary. Damned scary.

Visit The Natural State Hawg!

Stephen said...

Agnostic does not imply amoral. They're just undecided if there really is a God. I'm a little undecided if i really like chocolate ice cream, so i can understand, if only a little. Perhaps they're awaiting proof. When i assert my bigotry, i like to at least get it right.

For example, the phrase, "I hate bigots", is self referential. Clearly, if you hate any group without specific cause, it's bigotry. So hating bigots is a sort of self loathing. So as bigots, we're all set. No one can hate us for being bigots, right? We're a group you can't hate without joining. Then, as one of us, you wouldn't go on hating, right? That's why being a bigot is so right for me.

esbie said...

haha DUDE! Put a spoiler alert on it's a wonderful life! I'm sure some people would love to actually watch the movie instead of accidentally read about it on your blog :P

Logical Extremes said...

Agnostic most certainly does not equate to a lack of ethics or morality, that kind of thinking is just plain ignorance.

I've never seen any evidence of a supreme being, but I consider myself to have higher and more consistent moral standards than many "religious" people I have met.

Try reading some of these...

http://www.religionlink.org/tip_070507.php

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moral_Zeitgeist

http://www.secularhumanism.org/

"We need these human values. I call these secular ethics, secular beliefs. There’s no relationship with any particular religion. Even without religion, even as nonbelievers, we have the capacity to promote these things."
-The Dalai Lama

Polycarpo said...

Hannah Montana is the end, as "it" is the begin for many children, not just teens. In fact an example of how to pretend to be a woman... But what a kind of futile example.

Barbara Doduk said...

FAB POST. I can't tell you how often I have ranted about the TOTAL lack of positive female role models in this day and age.

PS That is one of my fav movies too. Every time a bell rings...

E. MAY said...

You know, while pop culture feeds these kids whatever sells, you are a great example of a parent who is awake to this. This is the first step, and one that every parent must choose to make. Thanks to you for making the wise choice!

As for backpacks? Well, he's almost of the age to be listening to music or having a cell phone (that's, like, seven these days, right?): Why not this eco-friendly solar powered alternative?

Keep on truckin, daddy-o.
peace,
emay
anymusewilldo.blogspot.com

tehaboo said...

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phoo said...

Chalk me up as an atheist who agrees with your condemnation of declining morals among our youth. I also consider myself to be a political conservative (and vote accordingly).

However I do take issue, as others have, with the logical fallacies presented in your opinions of atheists and agnostics. I'm dismayed to see people on both sides of the theism issue resort to name calling. I encourage respectful debate on this topic.

I will finish with a hypothetical quote that contains the same logical fallacy that you employ in your puzzlement of agnosticism. I hope you will see the similarity and realize how BOTH statements are unsound.

"I wonder how does a Christian be able to comprehend the word rational when truth and fiction does not exist in their own mind."

Such statements are confrontational without adding any value to the discussion. If you are interested to improve your ability to construct logically sound arguments, I could direct you to some great resources. I would also encourage you to read some logically gifted Christian apologists (e.g. St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Anselm of Canterbury, C.S. Lewis, et al).

Christina said...

Thanks for the Twitter follow... that was a long post. All relevant. So, what to comment on, what to comment on?

First, get a backpack that will fit the folder he'll have his homework or parent notices in... then you're set.

Second, we decided that we would just avoid the pitfalls of marketing and the house rule is no "character" shoes, clothes, or accessories. They can like Hannah all they want, but not buy her. :-)

My kids are still young and don't know Paris or Britney yet... but we really make a conscious effort to restrict their television viewing. There are approved and unapproved television shows and although a lot slips by us, we explain opening to the children that we don't want them to be influenced by what they see on television, including shows, commercials, and even the news.

phoo said...

Chalk me up as an atheist who agrees with your condemnation of declining morals among our youth. I also consider myself to be a political conservative (and vote accordingly).

However I do take issue, as others have, with the logical fallacies presented in your opinions of atheists and agnostics. I'm dismayed to see people on both sides of the theism issue resort to name calling. I encourage respectful debate on this topic.

I will finish with a hypothetical quote that contains the same logical fallacy that you employ in your puzzlement of agnosticism. I hope you will see the similarity and realize how BOTH statements are unsound.

"I wonder how does a Christian be able to comprehend the word rational when truth and fiction does not exist in their own mind."

Such statements are confrontational without adding any value to the discussion. If you are interested to improve your ability to construct logically sound arguments, I could direct you to some great resources. I would also encourage you to read some logically gifted Christian apologists (e.g. St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Anselm of Canterbury, C.S. Lewis, et al).

Anonymous said...

"I wonder how does an agnostic be able to comprehend the word evil when right and wrong does not exist in their own mind."


That's the stupidest thing I've ever read.

How incredibly arrogant to think that only people who believe in God know the difference between right and wrong. You claim that an agnostic can't even "comprehend" the word evil. That's ridiculous as well as arrogant.

I'm appalled.

And besides, how would you know what is in the mind of anyone, no less an agnostic?

I believe in God, but I'm not stupid enough or so arrogant that I think people who believe differently from me can't even comprehend basic moral concepts.

You give Christians a bad name.

Bannie said...

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Jovir said...

Cheers for great posts! Yup sadly the time is changing and so does human nature.

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sunshine@mleissa-doug said...

The world changed,it's challenging for parent who can teaching their kids to the right way.if your family are strong.Anything not effect...