Posted by Yacoob on June 12, 2008
Dedicated to the News industry…
So, here we are:
Dwellers of the concrete jungle,
Prisoners of our own, man-made environment;
the physical outside distorting the vision inside:
work in boxes,
live in boxes,
think in boxes.
Force-fed your vision of the world we inhabit,
Conditioned to accept the barrage of information which bombards us at hyperspeed.
Whether we actually need all this
is irrelevant to you.
Your product must be consumed.
Though you may have started as something meaning well,
Consumerism, technology, and the greedy puppet-masters above you
have transformed you into a monster which never sleeps.
A machine that churns out information –
many a time completely dishonest.
You paint a world plagued with problems –
from oil prices to xenophobia,
global food shortages to non-existent nuclear threats to your ‘civilised’ existence.
You pump out words and words and words;
Inviting the masses to addiction:
24 hour News channels,
up-to-the-minute website content,
inescapable posters, boldly spewing your headlines from our every lamp post –
into our streets,
into our minds,
into our hearts.
You create a public mindset of fear and concern,
Fueling the stresses of the ordinary mind,
Elevating man-made problems to the highest importance –
yet neglecting..even surpressing…the needs of the soul of humanity,
which must be nourished.
Yes. You suck.
You suck us all in.
Distort our view of Reality
by shaping our perceptions for us with sheer volume and repetition.
How I wish you were pure:
a return to basics,
being guided by morality,
being of unpolluted service to mankind.
But you’re not.
And so, I wish to escape your clutches,
And find – without your extreme ways –