A reckoning is inevitable. It will come one of two ways. Soon, as an act of collective awakening, or too late.
It will involve a fundamental shift in our relationships, with each other and with the planet.

Friday, January 13, 2012

HuffPosts' questionable "Good News"

For all the good work Arianna does, her 'moderators' have an apparent bias against anything that questions or offers alternate visions to their 'experts.' My comment to Huffington re: their new 'Good News' page, has been edited out and not posted:

This is all well and good. But. Surely it's a good thing to feature good news in this, what I see as nearly the darkest chapter in our de-evolution. But it's tinged with a cloud of denial when we are not really dealing with the bad new on any substantive level. To wit: the fact that there is not an "ECO-CRISIS" heading up there. Aside from and prior to this complaint, I will criticize almost every 'news' outlet over the ceaseless numbing and dumbing-down created by the juxtaposition of bad news, good news, election news, dirty campaign news, cute pet news, abused animal news, titilating fashion news, domestic abuse news, war news, et f#%$King cetera. The juxtaposition, I argue, has the ultimate impact of trivializing all the news and numbing us to the worst of it, b/c we see there's a happy distraction after or under the next ad. The Global Environmental Crisis is, again, IMHO, the only issue worth citing, bad news mostly, good news rarely, solutions delayed so far into the future that they are unlikely to matter. Good news can only be appreciated or understood in the context of the worst case scenarios, which less than 1% seem willing to observe.