Nihilism, Optimism, And Everything In Between

June 11, 2007

The Media, And The Need For Reprimanding (unrelated)

Filed under: stupidity — op131 @ 12:12 am

“Jen cosies up to a new man.” That’s what the papers said today. Who cares? A lot of people do. And why? Because the papers have been feeding them stuff about “Jen” for a while now.

So the papers are only catering to a demand… which the media itself created. A vicious cycle.

The people behind “Jen cosies up to a new man” are as guilty of horror, of worsening the human condition, as are the people employed by a tobacco company. But who is to reprimand them? “We’re fulfilling a need,” they’ll say.

Do we need someone to reprimand us for everything wrong we do? Aren’t our consciences enough?

No. The common public needs to be told what is right and what is wrong. And that’s where the philosopher as king comes in: when the philosopher is king, the kingdom will be in order, with the slaves in their place and the middle class in its place. The worthy shall be invited by the king to lunch, which will create more philosopher-kings.

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