Monday, April 18, 2005

Q: What is a new national interest?

A: Sex reassignment surgery

I am still watching a little more television than is good for me.

Over the last two weeks I have come across two shows that seem to reflect a new national interest.

One show was one of those CSI things. Turns out that the criminal of the week was a person that went around botching various sex reassignment operations and ended up killing someone, leaving the decaying body in a storage room. The other was a Cold Case episode in which the missing person that was thought to be a young woman turned out to be a young man, or a young woman trapped in the body of a young man, if you will. That both shows were on CBS was coincidental, I think. If I remember correctly, NBC had a Law and Order episode in which the point of interest concerned some sort of sex reassigment surgery.

This seemingly new, sometimes graphic, interest in sex reassignment surgery is baffling. With all that is going on the world of crime and misfortune I wonder why the Powers That Be of Television Programming at the Corporate Giants are turning national attention to this topic. I think that it has something to do with the same reasons that same-sex marriage is getting so much air play. Same sex, gay sex, sad sex, safe sex, unisex, anal sex, oral sex, over sex, under sex, inner sex, outer sex, transdimensional sex, dog sex, cat sex, … whatever! Sex is riveting, always has been, always will be. It really grabs the attention, personally and nationally.

I wonder if there is some backroom somewhere out there in which some guys and guyettes from CBS, NBC, FOX, ABC, HBO, the Republican National Committee and the Democratic National Committee get together, smoke cigars and plot/plan how to keep the national mindset on topics that do not really affect a whole lot of people and off of topics that really do affect a whole lot of people. I mean, if more national attention is paid to topics such as same sex marriage, sex reassignment surgical procedures, Michael Jackson’s romps in Neverland and the withdrawal of the Israelis form Gaza, then less attention is paid to the dismal state of health care services in the world, the smoke and mirrors game that we call the International Financial Markets and the battering of the planet’s ecosystem by yet another SUV in LA or chemical plant in China.

Let’s face it; in worldwide or even nationwide comparison, there just are not that many same sex couples/marriages, sex reassignment surgical procedures, victims of Michael Jackson, or people living in Gaza to warrant the video pounding that Big Media is perpetrating on the demanding viewer. Why do so few people get so much attention?

Maybe this link might provide an insight.

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Anonymous Jay Kimble said...

Y'know Bob you've got me thinking some lately.

While I'm not a conspiracy nut... I'm beginning to think I need to be more of a conspiracy nut.

I think we need to look deeper at our government and the men behind it.

Love ya Man!

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