Written as a participant in the “Week of Blogging Against…” campaign.
Nope. This isn’t about global warming. This is about another kind of global disaster. In our fast paced, information based world, bull shit flies faster than green grass through a goose! No sooner has some dim-witted, sanctimonious, narcissistic, short-sighted, prick who, for whatever idiotic reason, is seen as an authority, opened his/her mouth, the hot air that escapes gets passed around through the masses like marijuana at Woodstock. Politicians, religious figures, and sales people, newspaper tycoons, talk show hosts, and Hollywood actors, uninformed estheticians, opinionated cabbies, and gossiping grocers – they all talk and the airwaves are thick with drivel, the net clogged with gibberish. There’s a mighty cloud out there people, full of noxious gases – deceit, manipulation, hypocrisy and ignorance.
How do those of us searching for cleaner air cope? Well, I say, stop listening, stop acknowledging, and for heavens sake stop repeating! The wind in their sails will die, when their words fall on deaf ears. Sure, some of the information is cleverly disguised and needs to be parsed and analyzed before being discarded, but a lot of it, you know the moment you see it or hear it that it’s stale, if not rancid. And sure, everyone’s entitled to their opinion, but I’m entitled to ignore it if it chokes my airways. So who will join me? Say it people!
NO MORE HOT AIR!