slip-sliding away…..

You suck!

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.

 

Information,

News,

Entertainment,

Sport,

Markets,

and weather…

 

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 –

            partly true,

            largely speculative,

            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 –

true balance.
 

 

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4 Responses to “You suck!”

  1. prixie said

    uh oh…and just another thing wrong with the world. reflects my black mood today

  2. prixie said

    oh and i am a journalist, even thuogh not in news…i find all these things wrong in the industry and so much more…

  3. dreamlass said

    had to quit my job as journo, but once a jorno, always a jorno.

    i cant seem to shake off my connection with the news!!

    urrgghhh

  4. Dreamlife said

    in time you will, insha-Allah :)

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