i’m glad i found this today
since i’ve been spending too much time in my mind and convincing myself i’m so bright
oh yes i’m a big thinker and philosophizer now since me gone a farrin school
(not really, me a still di same eediat. spell check da post yah fi proof… but anyways)
so much of what we know is dictated by what the media chooses to show us
we never stop to think that everytime a camera is focused on one subject
it necessarily ignores others
there is some politricks ting going on here
and we need to be aware
i don’t have friends in all the countries i hear about on the news
i can’t call them and ask the if it’s the truth.
and if they start monitoring social networking like Kamla did with the recent Trinidad curfew- there is often no way for the people there to get their messages out
the most i can do is be aware that there are probably some lies somewhere
Katrina was all about New Orleans, but what about everybody else?
I never stopped to think about Mississipi
and the media never told me
Mississippi isn’t as popular as n’awlins. MTV never put a Real World there. its not any kind of cultural strong hold in the sense that we’ve become accustomed to. are the people there not important?
Are they done recovering
Japan recover from the earthquake?
Tivoli recover from the invasion
Once the news cameras leave so often do the people and places they bring to us slip from memory
when they go in, so often do we not think about what they do not show
i’m trying to keep my mind open
and think about what i do not see
Here’s summn from David Banner about not seeing mississippi