Why Woman’s Economic Choices Have Made The World StupidAugust 22, 2013
How’s that for an inflamatory statement, hehehe.
OK, we all know NAWALT.. but let me explain why the general statement is true.
And i have proof.
I was recently over at my mothers for dinner when i caught this show being advertised on A&E.
One can only wonder what kind of show it’s going to turn out to be, and whether it will further the misandry in our culture or show modern dads doing right by their kids in a system that works against them every day.
But it also dawned on me that it was just another damn ‘reality’ tv show.
Now i’ll admit, i have a small weakness for Parking Wars, but that’s about it. And to be honest, i don’t have cable in my home. I catch snippets of it when at my parents or other peoples domiciles. Cable is a fucking mind numbing disease nowadays.. but i reflect upon my early years and lament a time when this wasn’t always the case.
I bring to you the tragic tale of the channel i personally hold responsible for both my love and fascination of space, science, and the curiosity of the world.. and for the decline of our collective IQ’s, our attention spans and the whole of Western Civilization. This one channel helped bring about an Idiocracy on this continent.
I present to you
Let me take you back to 1994.
The Learning Channel was running a series of awesome shows at the time that really engaged me. They were The Practical Guide to the Universe (hosted by Tom Sellick) and Connections 2 (hosted by James Burke).
These shows where full of awesome and interesting things to watch as they taught me about the world around me, how the mysteries of our universe worked, how the tiniest little interactions were interconnected and how they acted upon one another. The channel held up to it’s namesake very well. When you tuned into that channel, you were bound to learn something.
Over the course of a decade, while other channels were still pumping out mundane serials or comedy sitcom nonsense.. i could at least find refuge at The Learning Channel (or History, or Discovery) and be able to watch TV that actually mattered.
And then it happened.
It was the first. Many soon followed, and all of them tried to follow in it’s success. While there was a lot to groan about, it’s genre that it spawned could at least be considered a spiritual counterpart to game shows like The Price is Right or Wheel of Fortune. The element or risk/reward, challenges and hardships was there. Nothing was scripted, it was all about what the contestants did. We were watching in real time. Hence REALITY TV.
It was a novelty, but by this time TV was starting to take a nose dive. Survivor was ironically ‘the fresh air’ in a stale environment, which just goes to show you how shitty TV was getting, and how it seemed to pander to the lowest common denominator. It was selling people stupidity. One pivitol event in our lifetime brought this home.
When 9-11 happened, and the world effectively stopped to look inside itself and realize just how petty, lame, and ignorant we were about what happens outside our own borders.. and began to seriously question just how stupid a society we really were. What followed was startling. Most people didn’t know where Afghanistan was, or point to it on a map. Most people took Bush’s word on faith that they attacked because they hated ‘freedom’, oblivious and ignorant to the geopolitical realities and cultural conflicts that have been waged throughout history.
Those who do not study history are doomed to repeat it. Those who are ignorant of it will relive it.
Day in, day out i would see media personalities asking why so many people were so stupid regarding basic geography. Eventually most people would be convinced Iraq had something to do with it (when any sane individual would know that Saddam would be too fearful of losing power by helping Osama. Either Osama would turn on him, or the US would wipe him out. He knew these realities post Gulf War.. why didn’t so many others?) But most of all, there was a drum beat that we as a society were basically becoming an idiocracy. We didn’t know anything because we were too consumed by.. consuming stupidity. We had become a society that injested triviality, gossip and drama, nothing that enhanced or promoted civilization. Western nations had become the ultimate expression of self absorbed solipsistic narcissistic brats.
We only cared about what mattered the least. And only about us.
Still, i held out hope. 9-11 forced us all to come to grips with our own mortality, that we were not isolated from the rest of the world by bodies of water, that our security was more fragile and depended on more than just armies. And most of all, that we had to really understand our world in order to face the challenges. Both our own, and those that others faced.. to better understand why things happen the way they do. I held out hope that the stupid sitcoms and idiocy on TV would be replaced with programming that actually mattered. I really, REALLY believed 9-11 would be the turning point.
But at least i had my refuge at The Learning Channel. Well.. not really.
In 1998 TLC started it’s slow decline into madness.. which is part of that creeping stupidity that we made mention of earlier. Call it the “Life: Unscripted” phase.
In 1998, the channel began to distance itself from its original name “The Learning Channel”, and instead began to advertise itself only as “TLC”. During the period from 1999 to 2001, there was a huge shift in programming, with most programming geared towards reality-drama and interior design shows. The huge success of shows like Trading Spaces, Junkyard Wars, A Wedding Story and A Baby Story exemplified this new shift in programming towards more mass-appeal shows.
This came at a time when Discovery itself was overhauling much of its own programming, introducing shows like American Chopper (which Discovery moved to TLC for a time). Much of the old, more educationally focused programming can still be found occasionally dispersed amongst other channels owned by Discovery Communications. Most of TLC’s programming today is geared towards reality-based drama or interests such as home design, emergency room dramas, other medical dramas, extreme weather, law enforcement, dating and human interest programs.
For me, TLC’s demise came long before Honey Boo Boo or Toddlers in Fucking Tiara’s. It came when instead of learning about the cosmos, or how this was invented or how that thing changed history..
The absolute final nail in the coffin for the death of intelligent programming was the fucking writers strike of 2007. Basically, studio execs realized that it was a helluva lot easier to just not pay writers and have a bunch of retards gallavant around on TV and let you the viewer peer into their world. A world where unimportant people who would never have been famous are all of a sudden considered famous. Why???
Who the FUCK is Kim Kardashian? And why should i care?
Snookie is relevant? IN WHAT FUCKING WORLD??
It wasn’t even REALITY TV anymore. It’s barely scripted, ad-libbed but fully directed hoaxes. We weren’t watching challenges. We were watching bullshit. People poked and prodded in order to garner a reaction. It was no different than watching a Disney documentary about lemmings.
12 years after 9-11 and i have no doubt that if one of the darkest days in human history couldn’t snap us back into being intelligent beings nothing will. This degenerate society is on a roller coaster ride about to enter the apex corner with it’s rusty wheels about to come loose. We are a stupid society that is ready to become irrelevant.
Are men equally culpable? Your damn right.. but lets not forget that in our great capitalist society.. it is women who drive the economy. It’s why 3/4ths of all malls cater to womens needs. Men know what they want, get in and get out. Quicker the better. Women “FEEL” shopping. It’s why malls are built the way they are. Men Buy, Women Shop! It’s also why so many magazines and advertisements are tailored directly to them. And it’s why many of these stations that cater to a majority female audience correlate to showing the worst drivel that passes for entertainment! Women purchasing things of complete worthlessness, creating a single female economy that lives just to sustain and justify itself. We have a phrase for that.
Think about the things women buy vs. men. You might claim guys buy useless shit too and sometimes yes.. they will, but i’d say even the useless shit drives innovation and productivity in some form that benefits mankind down the road! Pissed off that your boyfriend just dropped $500 dollars on a stereo or TV? It was men like him and before him that drove the need for miniaturization of transistors and microchips, creating smaller more cost efficient devices… much like that fucking vajazzled iPhone you’re using there sweetheart. His purchase of that really huge TV years ago? Helped set in motion the creation of Tablets. Look back into history and think of every device you now use and think of it’s genesis moment BEFORE it was cool and then ask yourself.. who was buying it?
If it wasn’t cool, it wasn’t a woman wanting to use it.
When was the last time that dress, lipstick, handbag, or any of the thousands of products aimed at women ever help advance our society?
When was the last time you opened Cosmo, a magazine that created make-work jobs for women to become empowered by writing bullshit articles about 83 new sex secrets that will drive him mad? Or show you new fashion tips for the fall?
Think about what would happen if Cosmo disappeared tomorrow. Aside from some stupid bitches losing overpaid writing jobs and some marketing execs losing millions of sheep.. er.. viewers, what damage or impact would it have on the planet?
Cosmo is pretty much an enclosed eco-system of useless make-work work for women to have their own economy. It employs women writers to write nonsense. It employs female editors and top execs to show glass ceilings are being broken. It employs marketing firms and lawyers and all manner of parasitic individuals who simply seek to remain employed by tricking it’s readership into believing what it’s saying actually matters. It produces nothing of value to the society, it only serves one purpose, to employ women to sustain itself. Humanity does not prosper from it. We just grow stupider. Cosmo, Vanity, GQ.. you name it. Women’s mags are full of shit that serve one end only. Justifying it’s existence.
Compare that to any tech magazine or science journal.
Toys for boys. I fucking hate that saying. You know something.. i was one of the drivers back in the mid to late 90’s. I was the one who jumped on the 3d bandwagon. I went out and got a job and started upgrading my 8 MB, 120 MB HD, 486 DX2/66 PC with the latest Voodoo 3DFX graphics cards to play shit like Unreal Tournament, HomeWorld and Wing Commander Prophecy. I continually kept plunking down huge amounts of coin for the latest generation of ATI or NVidia cards, and processors that drove the latest games from Half Life to CounterStrike. Every computer dweeb like me was looking at every option to squeeze an extra framerate or two out of their cards using benchmarks like 3DMark. Oh does this demo take me back to my childhood! If it wasn’t for the die hard PC addicts who keep purchasing the high end gear (and the software companies for continually driving the limits of that gear fostering a need for expansion).. we’d all still be using computers the ran on 640kb of RAM because fuck eh.. thats all we needed right Bill? (Ok, maybe he didn’t say that)
The next time you wonder why we live in the current society we do today, where computers that fit in your hand (your iPhone) that once upon a time would take a city block to house.. you can thank men for that. For creating them, for seeing the need for their use, and for buying them, creating a demand to supply for. Yes there are many female gamers entering the arena now, but the history of it, and the demographics of the ultra hard core PC gamer (lovely Carolina excluded) resides in the purview of the men!
It’s because of men that we’ve reached this pinnacle stage of evolution in computer graphics, hardware and software along with all it’s wondrous applications..
I’m flying off a tangent here, but i got annoyed.
You get pissed when we shop toys for boys.. even tho each generation of purchases drives greater production and innovation efforts to make these things cheaper and better and more affordable and thus benefiting all of society. When was the last time you could say that about your Prada bag or your red pumps?
So because most of the economy now is based on getting females to purchase useless shit that adds nothing to society but is integral to intersexual competition among themselves, these TV stations want to siphon off as much add revenue as possible put on shows that the market demands. And when the target audience of the marketers is based primarily on female viewership…
Well, i’ll let the numbers just speak for themselves! (and keep in mind, we live in a world where Bush got to tell the world he got a mandate by receiving 51% of the vote.. just sayin)
LEARNING AND EDUCATION (primarily heavily male viewership)
Viewership: M 64% / F 36%
America the Story of Us
World War 2 in HD
Ice Road Truckers
Viewership: M 58% / F 42%
Viewership: M 57% / F 43%
How it’s Made
How Stuff Works
NEWS SERVICES (relative gender parity with some political leanings)
Viewership: M 54% / F 46%
Mix of British television picked for American audiences lack of attention span.
No gender statistics tracked.
Viewership: M 53% / F 47%
M 50% / F 50%
M 50S% / F 50%
M 49% / F 51%
Viewership: M 48% / F 52%
Criminal Minds (bias)
The First 48
Parking Wars (I’m guilty)
Dog the Bounty Hunter
Viewership: M 42% / F 58%
16 and Pregnant
I used to be Fat
When i was 17
OXYGEN (Oprah channel)
Viewership: M 28% / F 72%
Bad Girls Club
Hair Battle Spectacular
Tori & Dean
House of Glam
Viewership: M 22% / F 78%
Beverly Hills 90210
One life to live
All my children
The Young & the Restless
Lets add SPIKE TV in just for fun.. the male side of things
Viewership: M 69% / F 31%
What kind of shit is Spike selling?
1000 ways to die
Even here we see that there is an aspect of LEARNING and KNOWLEDGE and not just pure consumptionalist bullshit of drama drama drama.
Back to the women… and the worst of the worst
TLC (Formerly The Learning Channel)
Viewership: M 33% / F 66%
19 kids and counting
What not to wear
Say yes to the dress
Kate plus 8
My strange addiction
Toddlers in Tiaras
Honey Boo Boo
Capitalism. FUck. With the great respect i have for the Cappy Cap, i have to say Capitalism can be just as evil as Socialism. I’ll have a future post on Capitalism vs. Socialism that will probably make many in the sphere irate. I don’t care tho. Capitalism may have driven innovation, but lately the only innovation i see in the west is get rich quick bullshit, snuggies, slap chops, patent war litigation, and investment fraud. The entire collapse of 2008 chronicled in this documentary shows me that Capitalism breeds a type of individual who will destroy millions of people’s lives without batting an eyelash just so he can snort coke off a $1000/per hour escorts hip in a strip club.
Point is.. Capitalism is what keeps things like Cosmo going, keeps these stupid shows going.. because they’re making a shit load of money producing Honey Boo Boo and Say Yes to the Dress, and boatloads of other shit i wouldn’t watch with a hundred foot pole. And sadly, if you look at that list above.. it’s women that are mainly watching this retardation, and advertisers are pandering to them. It’s women who love to watch retardation that is leading us into an idiocracy. As long as the retards are watching and buying, there’s no need for TV to alter the formula or to innovate.
Guess that’s why Hollywood is just rebooting shit left right and center.
This is our future. Downward spiral.
Shows where you learn about the world around you and how it works? Too boring.
Please, fuck off and die.