The pressure of being fair and reasonable gets to our correspondents over time. Each week, we have to let one of them out of the cage to unleash on what is bothering them. These are their ramblings.
Here is the promo for Channel 7’s new lower-than-lowest common denominator television show. Don’t watch it. I did so you don’t have to. And don’t say I don’t make huge sacrifices to bring you these warnings. Don’t f$%&ing say it.
The Hellenic world was once a seat of philosophy, the Arabs of 1000 years ago pioneered astronomy and mathematics. The modern West is the birthplace of universal suffrage and secular humanism.
But this is the end of us.
This is the reason the Visigoths sacked Rome, the people of the Indus River Valley scattered like dust on the wind and the Aztecs descended into a bloody morass of disease, turbo charged human sacrifice and hollow eyed, distended bellied famine.
When the plebs are no longer kept distracted by spilled blood in the coliseums, when they are satisfied with committing hours of their lives to watching something so fatuous, it’s the end.
If you choose to watch this, you’re part of the problem.
If you can’t see that this was scripted, produced and manufactured by some cynical, Eastern Sydney, halfway-through-a-divorce-settlement has-been with a “bag-a-day”coke habit, you’re part of the problem.
If you had a hand in making this, you’re part of the problem (Seriously, how do you assuage that crushing feeling that you are detracting from the advancement of the human race? Money is not a complete salve for a guilty conscience, assuming you feel anything, you dead-eyed, heli-skiing scumbag).
But worst of all, these shows are intentionally controversial, so that people like me will climb onto our high horses and scream to the world of this injustice.
Even though I know they’re doing it, even though I know I’m being deliberately manipulated, and I hate myself for doing it, I can’t help but react.
Worst of all, I’m part of the problem.