Originally posted by MyTie:Originally posted by cdledzep13:American media is US-centric
I wonder why.
Originally posted by cdledzep13:Like you don’t see a story about a cute local kitten on the BBC.
Nearly all news outlets, especially major ones, do fluff pieces. Here is a fluff piece the BBC did on some local kittens: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-20266653
You have fallen victim to the anti-American bandwagon. The bandwagon that says that America is just full of itself, and doesn’t have anything nearly as good as foreign stuff. America has reached saturation for the rest of the world, and it has become the vogue thing to do, the trendy thing, to rail against American stuff and flaunt the fact that you use something other than American. Whether that is news, or politics, or education, or music, or games, or whateverthefuck… I can’t wait until the bandwagon goes from vogue to cliche. Then, when everyone realizes that the rest of the world has its faults, just like America does, and that it is nothing new, and they begin to give credit to the US when it is due, then people like you will fall off the bandwagon. People like you who do stuff because you see other people doing it. People like you who follow culture and trends, who recite the same bullshit they read somewhere, or heard someone else saying. When people like you fall off of one bandwagon, and quickly jump onto another, I’ll be the same place, down here, pointing out the inane bullshit you guys preach, too busy having your heads up your asses to realize that you’re absolutely wrong. To busy nodding in agreement and patting each other on the back to realize the trend you follow exists just because it is a trend, and not because it has merit. You are person #5,748,433 in a large mass of people who are unable to think for yourself, so you all think for each other, in one massive, idiotic, lump of annoying shit.
Wake up from that. See that product A that you slander and try to replace with product B, is, in essence, the same exact thing, often sold to you by the exact same person.
I’m sorry for making this so long, but I don’t know how to quote only a portion. You got me there, there is obviously fluff pieces on the BBC. I recede that point.
Also, I’m not a hipster. I don’t do things because they aren’t mainstream. I don’t dress in “vintage” clothing and only listen to indie rock while riding my longboard and writing a screenplay on my mac. I listen to Led Zeppelin for gods sake. I have a hipster friend, he’s so goddamn annoying. His tastes constantly change, and he’s so fucking predictable. Anyway,
I am not anti-American. I am frustrated with many things about this country, and other countries happen to do right. Like healthcare. We are the only country developed country in the world where people go bankrupt because they get sick. Your healthcare is tied up in your work. So, if you lose your job, you lose virtually everything, because, guess what? Your retirement plan is ALSO covered in your job. So you have to start rebuilding your future, your health insurance, nearly everything from square 1 without your job. Also, in America, we are full of ourselves. Another thing I see wrong here is that we live in a culture of waste and excess. I’m not saying other countries do it better, maybe some do, maybe some don’t. I haven’t travelled the whole world. I’m also not saying I am not victim of this too, because I am. Nothing here means anything. The line from Pulp Fiction sums it up best “I’m American, our names don’t mean shit.” That’s really true about the whole society. Nothing here means anything. Or at least, how I see it.
I think there are many failings of the United States, but nothing we can’t fix. And no world or no country is perfect, never will be, but that doesn’t mean we can’t try. Although we’ll never reach perfection, always persist to try.