08 February 2007

Space Oddity

Can someone please inform me why the hell this story is front page news for one day, let alone multiple days? So a person who happens to be an astronaut allegedly went batty and tried to kill her alleged love rival. Someone needs to tell CNN, Washington Post, and NASA that love triangles happen everywhere everyday and there's nothing special about being in space that made her do it.

It's one of the great tragedies and one of the great beauties of our lives as humans that emotions can trump rationality: desire, love, passion, jealousy, apeshit stalking and murder plotting -- all of that defies reason. Read your Lacan, NASA. Or maybe your Nietzsche.

I don't know. I suppose it sells papers.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Because it distracts from the truth about our the sorry state of our nation, the Libby trial, the Iraq war and the killing fields. Bush's run-up and lies on Iran.

Our troops, the Iraqis and Afghans, and our children deserve so much more. The media deserves to be held accountable for their own cover-ups all these years.

Reya Mellicker said...

Oh c'mon you guys. Everyone loves weird human nature, especially criminal human nature. That's why murder mysteries, shows like Law & Order and other police shows are always popular.

Poor Anna Nicole Smith. That's all I have to say.

Washington Cube said...

I'm glad you wrote about her from this perspective. I've seen so many pieces that portray the woman as an insane, vengeful, harridan. Nothing, of course, is said about the man's role in any of this. It is very human and very sad, and...a dynamic that has played throughout man's history.

Agreed with everyone who writes how the media uses this and the Anna Nicole Smith story to deflect attention away from the real issues at hand.

Patrick J. Fitzgerald said...

Headline Of The Month...

Anna Nicole Smith Died. So Did Three American Troops.

sushil yadav said...

The original post was tagged "consumer culture". I want to post a part from my article which deals with similar issues.

The link between Mind and Social / Environmental-Issues.

The fast-paced, consumerist lifestyle of Industrial Society is causing exponential rise in psychological problems besides destroying the environment. All issues are interlinked. Our Minds cannot be peaceful when attention-spans are down to nanoseconds, microseconds and milliseconds. Our Minds cannot be peaceful if we destroy Nature.

Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment.

Subject : In a fast society slow emotions become extinct.
Subject : A thinking mind cannot feel.
Subject : Scientific/ Industrial/ Financial thinking destroys the planet.


Emotion is what we experience during gaps in our thinking.

If there are no gaps there is no emotion.

Today people are thinking all the time and are mistaking thought (words/ language) for emotion.


When society switches-over from physical work (agriculture) to mental work (scientific/ industrial/ financial/ fast visuals/ fast words ) the speed of thinking keeps on accelerating and the gaps between thinking go on decreasing.

There comes a time when there are almost no gaps.

People become incapable of experiencing/ tolerating gaps.

Emotion ends.

Man becomes machine.



A society that speeds up mentally experiences every mental slowing-down as Depression / Anxiety.

A ( travelling )society that speeds up physically experiences every physical slowing-down as Depression / Anxiety.

A society that entertains itself daily experiences every non-entertaining moment as Depression / Anxiety.



FAST VISUALS /WORDS MAKE SLOW EMOTIONS EXTINCT.

SCIENTIFIC /INDUSTRIAL /FINANCIAL THINKING DESTROYS EMOTIONAL CIRCUITS.

A FAST (LARGE) SOCIETY CANNOT FEEL PAIN / REMORSE / EMPATHY.

A FAST (LARGE) SOCIETY WILL ALWAYS BE CRUEL TO ANIMALS/ TREES/ AIR/ WATER/ LAND AND TO ITSELF.


To read the complete article please follow either of these links :

PlanetSave

EarthNewsWire

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