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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Yahoo Top Ten Searches Reflects Ignorance of the Masses

Whether you are on the left or on the right, one thing is clear. If you follow politics, if you are concerned about your country, or are following world events and how they will affect you personally, you are in the minority. Most of the world could care less.

Or at least, most of the industrialized world.

Yahoo listed their top 10 searches for 2009, in order.

I suspect Google's top 10 would be very similar.


Michael Jackson
The Twilight Saga
Megan Fox
Britney Spears
Naruto
American Idol
Kim Kardashian
Nascar
Runescape

Notice a pattern here? All ten searches have to do with activities that allow mental or visual escape from reality.

This tell me several things.

*People either don’t care about the world around them or feel helpless to do anything about it.

*People are basically ignorant.

*Liberals and Conservatives fighting each other over policies and ideology are a small group compared to the masses.

*Obama’s appeal was in great part an “escape” to a lot of voters. They obviously knew little about who he really was…or didn’t care. He and his handlers have known this all along and their strategies reflect this. This is the why of the near-idol status of the first Black president, the Greek columns at his acceptance speech, the Wednesday night parties at the White House, the topless pics at the beach, etc. etc. ad nauseum.

And the Republicans gave us McCain. The anti-idol.
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2 Comments:

At 12:34 AM, Blogger Marshall Art said...

I think your first two possibilities are equally likely, definitely equall valid. If people don't care, then they are stupid as well as ignorant. If they feel helpless, they need to get over it. Even if one IS helpless, it is shameful to give up and give in to what is going on now. Churchill would be ashamed. NEVER give up.

Your third point is somewhat irrelevant. Though the involved are a small percentage of the masses, they are who has the most impact as they are shaping what is happening by their votes. The rest remain irrelevant BECAUSE they are not involving themselves. Their whines and complaints have no value because they do nothing to change things. But it is to the rest of us to find some way to appeal to the masses in a manner that provokes and compels them to take it upon themselves to get involved. They must be convinced (or at least more of them must be) that they have a real stake in what policies are enacted by those in power.

You see, I disagree that the Republicans gave us McCain OR Obama. We ASKED for such poor choices by NOT being more involved in the process. Simply voting is no longer enough for the small group that cares. That's because even a number of those who don't care enough to really learn about candidates and the things they've done and hope to do still vote. We must demand better from our party, and we must insist they conform to what the party is supposed to be or we will ignore them (as I now do) and give our support directly to those who defend conservative principles.

In my state, the GOP is backing Mark Kirk for US Senate, in an attempt to win the seat formerly held by Obama and now held by the useless Roland Burris. Mark Kirk supports homosex marriage and abortion and he supports the cap and trade nonsense. This is NOT the type of person I expect the GOP to back, but they do so because they feel only a RINO can win in Illinois. To hell with that. I'm with Ann Coulter who said that if someone is going to support liberal policies that will hurt America, let it be Democrats.

I'm done ranting now.

 
At 6:15 AM, Blogger Ms.Green said...

Marshall,

The reason I listed #3 is because i really do believe the GOP "gave" us McCain. He was nowhere on the radar until Florida - I truly think the vote was decided on behind closed doors. One he gained Florida, the momentum seemed to take over and everyone I knew was totally caught off base with McCain - I don't know of anyone who supported him starting off - it was only after he gained the nomination.

 

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