Imagine a world where events that actually mean something and affect our daily lives gets as much ink as the air pressure in a ball used in a game does.
Type in “football air pressure” in your favorite search engine and you will get more than 6,000,000 hits. Many of them are more than happy to tell you what the exact official pressure is. Type in “deflate gate” and you will get over 600,000. Don’t worry if you are lazy, auto fill will take care of it for you after the first few letters. It has its own hashtag fer crist sake.
Try to find the percentage of voters in the last election… Let’s just say that yes, many many web sites will pop up but actual information is not so available.
An even better example of this weapon of mass distraction is here in my home state of Arizona. Everybody seems to be shocked that the newly elected governor, who ran on a platform of no taxes, took the budget ax to all the classrooms in the state within days of taking office. It amazes me that people were surprised by this action. But even more amazing is that these cuts in education dollars in a state that has already been told repeatedly by federal courts to pay millions owed to schools only got about two days of ink in the Arizona media.
Two days of stories about an issue that directly affects every man, woman, and child in the state. And that was only one or two stories each day.
Now we have deflate gate. Almost a week later and the internet is still ablaze about a ball used in a game that ultimately affects no one.
And people wonder why things are broken.
TURN OFF YOUR PHONES AND PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT MATTERS DAMNIT!!!
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