This Sunday, my pastor was saying how he’d signed up for a news paging service, and had set the alert level on only the most important, extreme, pressing news issues. A level he’d expect to be reserved for war news, assassinations, major disasters, things of that nature. True items of national and international concern. He said that he had not received an alert in months, until the previous evening. He checked the alert with great interest, only to be informed that Angelina Jolie had given birth to Brad Pitt’s baby in Africa.
A subordinate point to his sermon … but seriously, this observation of irony is a great one. I'm not opposed to pop culture diversion, but - Let's examine the context. Is this really a Red Alert situation? Is this really earth shattering, culture changing news? Is this the height of our concern as a mass conscience? I mean, yay for them, that’s wonderful – But who really cares? This affects me and my life … how?
I'm beginning to realize why I've stopped watching the news lately.
Speaking of diversions, check out my new Miscellany link, Stuff on My Cat. You'll have to scroll down - I'm too