That being said, the culture of stupidity has truly gone global, thanks in no small part of shallow western consumerist culture. First there were those awful “reality” TV shows which have been with us since the late 90s. Ask yourself; is there anything truly “realistic” about putting together a bunch of imbeciles in a house, all suffering from varying degrees of narcissism? Cutting corners with production costs or were there no ideas left to waste people’s time with? A fantastic way to integrate voyeurism, make it look cool, and trick idiots into giving up what little freedoms they have left. The internet has also become the premiere launching pad for many a moron through blogs, “social networking” sites and other embarrassing attempts to gain notoriety. Being the exception, I was originally inspired and encouraged by the fantastic posts of Sunni Sister to enter the world of blogging (make no mistake, there’s no comparison to an eloquent lady of her writing talents) to take on the neocon supported munafiqs known as pro-regressive Muslims. Together with the dynamic group blog known as Living Tradition, I was more than happy to be a part of the effort to expose these charlatans. Alhamdulilah our collective efforts were successful. Otherwise I just don’t feel that people need to share every detail what is pretty much an ordinary mediocre life. No really, I don’t care if you unlocked your iphone or that you enjoy low sodium soy sauce for your sushi. It’s just not relevant. Don’t worry Arab sell outs and gate keepers (“sand donkeys,” and “mideast youth” to name a few); we’ll be dealing with you in the near future also.
Then there’s YouTube, which ushered in the era of user generated crap and a great way to waste time(just check out what Felix sent me) on shame less self promotion and mediocrity. Mentos violently fizzing in your soda? I’m so entertained, yawn. I’d say for every decent video there, there’s probably 100000 bad ones. Now I know where the idiots from Yahoo message boards went. Oh but let’s not forget that “Queen” Rania of Jordan’s client regime has a YouTube channel! Yes indeed, its hard work trying to convince westerners that Arabs aren’t stereotypically evil people, they just want to be mindless robots dying to drown themselves in materialistic consumerism and cultural slavery(translation : please like us! We can work through this inferiority complex of mine together!). One set of retarded stereotypes for another. No wonder Abdullah was made “King.” What about those kooky “social networking” sites? You know, the Friendsters, MySpace’s and Facebooks of the virtual wasteland where logging on from behind computers all your lonesome is considered “socializing.” Half the time, you’re dealing with phonyes that don’t even have the social skills to interact with real people. What we have on our hands is a dysfunctional generation of internet junkies who’d rather purchase “real estate” in “Second life” then getting their priorities sorted out in the real world. What a waste of time and energy. I’m going to stop before I go after cell phones and the scam that is “high definition TV” (“hey everybody, watch crap sharper than ever!”)
Ah, the simpler times of a 28.8 kbps modem keeping the phone line busy. Dial up, here I come!