After a rather large break from the blog, time well spent contemplating the world and all its issues, I am back with hopefully another interesting blog for you to read, although my readers may be few, I hope my message rings true in the ears of many.
The theme of this article is abit(American spell checker says this word does not exist) larger than normal, less a specific issue, more the biggest issue I have at the moment.
The slow demise of the world as we know it.
You see, as I have stated below the world has many problems, it's biggest, being the Human race...we waste so many valuable things. An appropriate example is Wimbledon this year, as a patriotic person (as some of you may have guessed) I enjoy watching and supporting the fine ladies and gentleman that partake in such a boring repetitive sport, purely to feel their pain at said repetition in their lives. Back to the point, at Wimbledon, they use so many balls each game (insert ridiculous "Carry On" inuendo here) why do they not just use the one ball? why waste so many, there is nothing wrong with them.
Back in the '30s and '40s such things would not be possible, clothes were undone and re-sewed a few inches larger or smaller...when you recieved a package, you kept the brown paper and string for another time, you would not waste anything. I believe the government "catchphrase" at the time was "Make-do and mend" this is possibly the best thing the british government has ever come up with since the mighty Thatcher.
"Make-do and mend" such a phrase would merely be laughed upon by todays generation...If your kettle breaks, you throw it away and buy a new one. Whereas "back then" it would be taken to be repaired.
Waste is only on of the many things to plague this planet. Another of my pet hates is when people say "don't waste water" these people must be mentally retarded or missing something else, because surely everybody knows water is going through a continuous, never ending cycle?
Why is it that whenever Humans discover something great, something negative comes out of it?
Take Crude oil for example, such a wonderful gift many say God gave us(personally I frown upon this statement) we use it to power pretty much everything that moves, or powers something else. Through the process of Cracking, oil is turned into everything we need, and yet, we use it so much that it is now having a negative effect on the world.
All this talk about Global warming would strike fear into most, but personally I think it is utter rubbish...the Earth goes through heat cycles, it has done all it's life. Global warming is not a very correct term either, as the biggest effect would be the demise of the Jet streams that trail our planet, these streams of warm air would disappear plunging the world into something similar to an ice age, with -30 degree winters.
The thing that exaserbates all of these issues is the media. Media coverage has been around for hundreds of years, but not to the ridiculous proportions of today.
Total strangers can become "celebrities" for a single picture in a newspaper or a video on "YouTube" (read:GoogleVideo#2)
If one news channel does anything to ruin the credability of everything it is "Fox News" or as it has been beautifully renamed by the internet "Faux News" I must say I do love the play on words that is used, very clever indeed, I believe the correct notification of such liking is to say that it is "win"? (the youth of today still bemuses me)
They once stated that the Nintendo DS (popular amongst 8-16 year olds) can be used by paedophiles to hack into another DS and attack your child. This blatantly over the top statement actually made me laugh. As did the section of one show about the danger of one internet group called Anonymous, and that they were "Hackers on steriods" that blew up sports stadiums and hacked "Myspace"
These are perfect examples of OTT media coverage, the media is possibly one of the biggest issues I have.
So I will continue to contemplate topical events and irritating issues for your pleasure,