In a word - What is wrong with the World?

This is a discussion on In a word - What is wrong with the World? within the The Foyer forums, part of the Off the Grid category; In a word - What is wrong with the World?...

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Sep 26, 2008, 3:33pm   #1
Joined Dec 2002
Question In a word - What is wrong with the World?

In a word -

What is wrong with the World?
JTrader is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 26, 2008, 3:39pm   #2
The Staff are paid members that perform various roles such as editorial, advertising, support or technical work.
 
Trader333's Avatar
Joined Jan 2003
Overpopulated


Paul
Trader333 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 26, 2008, 3:40pm   #3
 
the blades's Avatar
Joined Aug 2004
Quote:
Originally Posted by JTrader View Post
In a word -

What is wrong with the World?
Greed.

UTB
__________________
you fill up my senses
the blades is offline   Reply With Quote
Thanks! The following members like this post: FXSCALPER2
Old Sep 26, 2008, 3:46pm   #4
 
trendie's Avatar
Joined Jan 2004
nothing
__________________
# If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail - Abraham Maslow
# There are 10 kinds of people in the world; those that understand binary, and those that dont. -Anon
# Ed Seykotas Whipsaw Song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiE1V...Wlxk8&index=10
# Defeat is temporary. Giving up makes it permanent. Anon
trendie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 26, 2008, 3:58pm   #5
Joined Dec 2002
JTrader started this thread Television.

(
Quote:
Song lyrics - Television Drug Of The Free

Television, Drug of the Free
by Disposable Heroes of Hipocrisy (Michael Franti, 1991)

One nation under god has turned into
one nation under the influence of one drug

(chorus)
Television, the drug of the nation
Breeding ignorance and feeding radiation

T.V., it satellite links
our united states of unconsciousness
apathetic therapeutic and extremely addictive
the methadone metronome pumping out
150 channels 24 hours a day
you can flip through all of them
and still there's nothing worth watching
T.V. is the reason why less than ten percent
of our nation reads books daily
why most people think Central America means Kansas
socialism means unamerican
and apartheid is a new headache remedy
absorbed in its world it's so hard to find us
it shapes our mind the most
maybe the mother of our nation
should remind us that we're sitting too close to...

(chorus)
Television, the drug of the nation
Breeding ignorance and feeding radiation

T.V. is the stomping ground
for political candidates
where bears in the woods
are chased by grecian formula'd bald eagles
T.V. is mechanized politic's
remote control over the masses
co-sponsored by enironmentally safe gases
watch for the PBS special
it's the perpetuation of the two-party system
where image takes precedence over wisdom
where sound bite politics are served
to the fastfood culture
where straight teeth in your mouth
are more important than the words
that come out of it
race baiting is the way to get elected
Willie Horton or will he not get elected on...

(chorus)
Televison, the drug of the nation
Breeding ignorance and feeding radiation

T.V., is it the reflector or the director
does it imitate us or do we imitate it
because a child watches 1500 murders
before he's twelve years old
and we wonder how we've created
a Jason generation that learns to laugh
rather than abhor the horror
T.V. is the place where armchair generals
and quarterbacks can experience first hand
the excitement of video warfare
as the themesong is sung in the background
sugar sweet sitcoms that leave us with
a bad actor taste while pop stars metamorphosize
into soda pop stars you saw the video
you heard the soundtrack
well now go buy the soft drink
well, the only cola that I support
is a union C.O.L.A. (cost of living allowance) on...

(chorus)
Television, the drug of the nation
Breeding ignorance and feeding radiation

Back again, "new and improved"
we return to our irregularly programmed schedule
hidden cleverly between heavy breasted
beer and car commmercials
CNNESPNABCTNT but mostly B.S.
where oxymoronic language like
"virtually spotless" "fresh frozen"
light yet filling" and
"military intelligence" have become standard
T.V. is the place where phrases are redefined
like "recession" to "necessary downturn"
"crude oil" on a beach to "mousse"
"civilian death" to "collateral damages"
and being killed by your own army
is now called "friendly fire"
T.V. is the place where the pursuit of
happiness has become the pursuit of trivia
where toothpaste and cars
have become sex objects
where imagination is sucked out of children
by a cathode ray nipple
T.V. is the only wet nurse
that would create a cripple
on...

(chorus)
Television, the drug of the nation
Breeding ignorance and feeding radiation
)

Last edited by JTrader; Sep 26, 2008 at 4:37pm.
JTrader is offline   Reply With Quote
Thanks! The following members like this post: rags2riches
Old Sep 26, 2008, 4:04pm   #6
 
0007's Avatar
Joined Jun 2005
Integrity ................................ (lack of)

Integrity (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
__________________
0007 -
"A Gentleman should not be seen before mid-morning unless he is returning home from the night before"
0007 is online now   Reply With Quote
Thanks! The following members like this post: Joey25
Old Sep 26, 2008, 4:05pm   #7
Joined Mar 2005
Greenspan
Joey25 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
3 Word story Crap Buddist The Foyer 1152 May 8, 2013 1:48pm
MS Word 2000 JTrader Techies Corner 9 Jul 15, 2008 12:16pm
Most annoying word in trading... TA Jedi General Trading Chat 148 Mar 7, 2008 8:52am
Electric Word Plc (ELE) AIM Day-to-day Stocks 6 Apr 26, 2006 11:35am
The 'R' word troyresearch Educational Resources 0 May 7, 2001 12:55pm

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)