WAS IT A REVELATION?

In recent days, I have come across postings on American blog sites that make me cringe and my toes curl. I cannot understand the humour, whichever way I try to analyse it. There are quips and jokes at the expense of people and nations living in and with the effects of current natural disasters. These people, who appear to be enjoying the grave misfortunes of others, are too comfortable, I think, in their own zones, and deal with anything that might take them out of those zones, with cheap jibes. I despair at the vast numbers of people who fed into this.

For better or worse, I challenged a blogger who generated such soul-less stuff. She gave a pithy explanation for her style…campaigning against low level media, for one excuse. This rationalisation did not go without further comment. The blogger has now introduced a new subject to get out of the dubious thread. I have a feeling she had a revelatory moment and realised what she had introduced was no better than that which she said she was campaigning against. I sincerely hope so!

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0 thoughts on “WAS IT A REVELATION?

  1. That’s a fair point. Monty Python is big in the USA, but of course, we got there first and most of the main protagonists are dead. It took me a long time to get much out of Monty Python; I wonder if, Lilian, the elements I enjoy now, would be amusing to the American audience?

    All that said, the responses to hardship and disaster that I have seen on the blogs I looked at, stick in my craw. I really think the responses suggest that some people love being ostriches, narcissistic and myopic; it’s comfortable and easier. Real discussion at any meaningful level is sadly missing in so many subject areas, not just this one.

    I once managed to raise the level of debate in one subject, on a site of a blogger I knew from another forum, from the banal to something akin to intelligent thought.

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