That would be good name for a newspaper -- the morning poo. Muckwracing, yellow journalism. This is what makes the world go round... or at least the hamsters go round.
Everyone, including myself in a way, is concerned about what shape journalism is going to take. At this point, not enough people understand that the conventional way of doing business is corrupt right now, by biased news. Or should I say, Biased Near News. They do not usually deal in facts, the kind of journalists I am referring to are both right and left wing, though usually right because they have to rely on more lies than the left, who more often than not have truth and justice on their side.
What would be the lose if Fox news was gone? What would be the gain, if demands for impatiality were actually made upon Journalists. If everyone suddently decided that Fox news is one big opinion page, with a few interesting fun facts of the day sprinkled about to make their various tired old partisan points, and quit watching? Would the other networks look for new ways to be balanced to meet the new need?
That is irrelevant. Because unbiased is not what most want. We can't afford to trust the idea that anything is unbiased. Everything is, and one has to see this in various degrees. The source of information is the first way to judge how accurate you are going to get the facts. IF this is scama-tomologists putting out a website on psychiatrists, it will have this spin... if it is the 700 club christians, it will have this spin.... etc. Basic stuff.
In journalism, with the web, truth is going to become ever the more subjective. We are already moving back to a time of yellow journalism, where the big newspapers kind of fight it out, as the news stations do, and the magazines, and the different philosophies... ugh. I wish that into this mix we could expect something like the BBC to rise up in america. We can't exactly trust the government to report on itself, though...
The planning for the radio show has me thinking about ways of explaining different philosophies that I studied in school. A philosophy corner. Where Jesus explains Nietsche, and Ghandi explains Hitler, Al Gore explains George Bush,
Jesus on Niestche... you would really have to consider your source on this one. A friend of mine asked a minister what he thought of some of my beliefs, and the guy dismissed Frederick as the guy who inspired the Nazi's. Like he was some Nazi writer. He was not at all. A historical mistatement, made up by the philosophers sister, when the bard was bedridden and mad from syphillis. She cut out all the good stuff he had to say about Jews. Promoted him to her Nazi german world as the truth about how they were superior. A total misreading. Yet, this minister used this arguement to sneer at my choice of influences. It was .... classic.
The odd part here is that people who read me, brought this to the attention of a minister I was watchig for some reason, and he addressed the 'philosophy' of my Jesus, saying that these were the words of a 'preacher.' I described myself once as a thesbi-pain, and something of a 'preacher.' It stuck with some. He also addressed other controversial statements that I made, dismissing them all. He looked at the page of questions and basically let me know that
he thought I was nuts. Based on his own biases, he dismissed a fiction taken too much as fact.
This is stuff I am writing in the Waking Up Jesus Poetry, is speculative in a way. There are only a few points that I really write in stone. In other ways, this Jesus is barely more aware of what is going on in the Universe than other men. He is not always sure what God's messages to him mean. And he doesn't like some of them that he does.
The bible is the model for a biased source of information. Preaching is not objective.
If I tried to defend everything I wrote in that book... God, no... that would destroy what is honestly there. An extrodinary expereince, of getting the show, and the amnesia, and the inspiration, and the mania were true. Alone they are interesting stories. Along with the politics of the time, and the fear and loathing and worship that the Christ sets off around the world with his bizarre, and sometimes even repellent, messages from beyond.
I have no interest in writing a conventional bible. At one point, when I was trying to decide what this Jesus must do -- and believe me, the responsibility is right there, pressing and never ending... I had to know why this was happening to me, and God was work... so now anything was possible. I did not believe in the mystical very much, and this was a damn suddenly breaking inside me. Anything could be true, now... I thought.
I dreamt, in the first week after getting amnesia, of how to tie a bunch of sources of web information together, to put together what seemed like a new bible on the net. Looking back at my memories of the diagrams that I drew, I find them kind of simple....
JUST NOW TWO JEHOVA WITNESSES CAME TO MY DOOR. Second time since I moved here. They came at the old place on Sheridan all the time during my campaign. They always sent like this 14 year old black kid. I do not know why? Usually they have an adult, but he never did. I never let him in the house. I am very polite, and will kind of look at their magazines if they give them to me -- in an antrhopological manner, the same why I might read up on Scamatomologists. I think the JW are more sincere, actually. I have always found them polite, and if they are extreme... well, aren't the all on some level?
Back to this minister who was commenting on my waking up jesus book, basically. I grew fairly uncomfortable watching this, as you can imagine. At first it bummed me out and embarrassed me and made me feel a little foolish, actually. I am embarrassed by and to be religious in some ways. I can't help it. Then I got angry, because he was taking my work out of context, lying about it, and dismissing me. He has that right. I demand that right of him, and dismissed most of what most ministers preach, and certainly this guy, who was so conservative that he could not bring himself to say homosexual on the pulpet... actually stuttered over the word, then spit it out half said and shook with disgust.
So I got pissed. What a surprise. I think I took the entry down after a few weeks. I was too harsh on him. Why wouldn't I expect Waking Up Jesus to be viewed as heretical?
It fits that bill.
I should use that as my job description on my next box of business cars. HERETIC.
the time, with my always attack bac philosophy on high alert, I slammed the guy on my blog, and threatened to come down and picket his church with huge pictures of dicks on sticks...
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