The Destruction of the Andy Griffith Youth

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Thoughts upon the current state of our civilization

Submitted: December 17, 2008

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Our pop-culture is slowly but surely becoming our only culture. Not seeing or even thinking of looking any deeper than the very top of media. We skim the top of it finding only the stupidest and most ridiculous programming only to appease some ancient desire for drama, conflict, and war. Our programming is a product of the primitive lack of self-efficacy that we have to live with throughout our own lives. Men with nothing to prove, no food to gather, no house to build, these primal instincts of build, gather, consume, create continue to fade into nothing. Our age is an age of laziness and stupidity, with no great war, no true evil, no true feeling of believe, this is why we fall into the television program. Let it create our problems for us, let it be the center of attention, let the light box be the social, visual, audio, and moral base for all our life.  Slowly we let the waste of space on the television fill us up with nothingness. We let it blanket our minds, we let ourselves stare into that light box, drooling and forgetting. It’s a drug, a hypnotic narcotic. Then the six hour marathon has ended and what has happened. You are no more of a human than before, your thoughts have been altered, but by what? A used second handed experience. This is what we are losing the essence of our humanity has been experience. Done first hand, to really feel, to really think, to really reflect. Many cultures around the world had young men or women go on a journey for the sole purpose of the experience. This is the generation gap, this is the reason for the unequivocal amount of depression, and this is the reason for our school shootings. There is nothing else to prove by you to yourself. All great discovers of the world gone along with all the mystery of it. The fifty year old CEO of Viacom sees one more statistic in the ratings and ponders to himself, “What do young people find hip nowadays?” The show is over; you lost hours, to what? No more accomplishment than watching any other light box show, self-efficacy is at an all time low. At least in a real conflict something gets done, something is accomplished. It is worst than even the most evil of drug, it is more seductive than currency itself; it is the pop-culture. This is our great war, against the mindless, the thoughtless. The zombies. They crowd the shopping malls to consume a substitute brain called Hollister or American eagle. The youth is destroyed; it is distracted by thoughts of celebrities, the 7:30-8:00 television block, and what is the new trend. Manufactured through the all important sameness of the normality that the world has created for us. The loss of conflict is our great fight; the absence of war is the war we must wage against. Not in war's traditional sense but in a sense that without the radical individuality no one can ever be as complete as the ones before that person.

 


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