Thursday, January 26, 2012

Eating rats and worms on television for prizes...

What the hell is really for sale here, people?

So, the multinational corporation is in fact a person? This person is imbued and empowered to use all the rights and privileges of any other human being, according to the U.S. Supreme Court? What, exactly is this person of business, this corporation, attempting to sell us, dear hearts? Worms, rats, fresh for the taking? Tastes just like chicken? Is that the pitch? Huh. Whatever. - The Legendary

Though the novelty has worn off since the reality game show “Survivor” first aired in the U.S. in the year 2000, some 13 million viewers still tune in, less than half the initial market share of nearly 30 million.

The tribes are stranded in wilderness locations throughout the world where they compete through various skill and immunity challenges and provide their own shelter, food, fire and water. The ultimate single survivor wins a huge amount of cash, a luxury car and various other expensive items that are, of course, for sale.

The show is hosted and produced by Jeff Probst, a former Special Operations soldier from the black ops side of the dirty tricks wars professional soldiers plan and prosecute with the help of various extremely poor people in the Third World. Corporate sponsors are multinational, mega-profit conglomerate giants that do business globally, including brewers, food producers and auto manufacturers.

In many cases, the contestants, as they strive to outwit, outplay and outlast their opponents, eat disgusting sources of protein, including insects, worms and rats.

One wonders what is really and truly for sale, here. Are such conglomerates as General Motors and Anheuser Busch really giving us subtle hints that they can make us eat just about anything, once the corporate world controls all the resources it takes to have a comfortable and nutritious diet, adequate shelter and clothing and a safe and sane ambience?
(click here for Sue's famous rat and snake speech from season one of "Survivor")

One wonders. Why do we find this entertaining? Have besieged people not been so challenged for millenia in just these ways?

I put it to you. Isn't it time to pull back and take a long focus on this particular spectacle? - The Legendary



    1. Hey, lady, it's high time we started questioning authority, asking authority some hard questions, and looking past their shoulder and in their pockets to see what they are really trying to sell us.

      In their pockets, they have blood for sale. That's what it is, Lori. That's what it's all about. I'm not buying it. - The Legendary