This sick fascination in listening to and giving bad publicity to others is something of a disease and thousands if not millions are stricken with it. It is almost like an addiction. These bad news addicts get high from just hearing that something bad has happened to someone especially if it is someone they don’t like. Most are not interested in the truth; if it is something bad and it is in the news that is all that matters.
I have been watching with interest over the last few days the way the media have not lost an opportunity to put the spotlight on Justin Bieber. His arrest in Miami made headlines everywhere yet no one except for TMZ has taken the time to investigate and report that Bieber may have been falsely accused. There is no evidence to support the police claims of drag racing and not only that his blood alcohol levels at the time of his arrest was .014, the legal limit is .08. If one should go by those figures it means the charge of DUI is also false.
This raises a very serious question is it okay for the police to arrest someone on false charges, and by turning a blind eye to this are we not creating a precedent for other youths to be treated in a likewise manner? Investigative journalism is now a thing of the past. Everyone is interested in presenting sensational news and the truth suffers but hey the bad news addicts are happy!
On Sunday I got the chance to see Beyonce and Jay Z perform together. The song was ‘Drunk in Love’. As I watched the performance I could not help wondering why women feel they have to appear half-naked when they are performing.
Jay Z came on stage looking all fine and dressed like he was on his way to a black tie event. Beyonce on the other hand was dressed as if she was going to perform in a strip club. She apparently was drunk in love but as far as I could see Jay Z was plain sober in love.
If he had come on stage wearing a T-shirt and a pair of boxers it would have been more of a level playing field. My thing is if your man is coming on stage all dressed up and looking fine then you need to cover your ass up.
Sadly Beyonce is not the only female performer who feels she has to show skin and leave little to the imagination. Rihanna never misses an opportunity to expose herself nor does Miley Cyrus and of course there are others.
We have heard the old adage ‘Sex Sells’. Do these women feel they are not good enough or talented enough and therefore need to expose themselves in order to be noticed? Do they see themselves merely as sex objects and therefore feel the need to dress accordingly?
The Marva Seaton Lifeline and Survival Blog has been renamed Marva Seaton Blog. I have just shortened the name. Everything else about the blog will remain the same.
An Inspirational Story
In ancient times, a king had a boulder placed on a roadway. Then he hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the king’s wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it.
Many loudly blamed the king for not keeping the roads clear, but none did anything about getting the big stone out of the way. Then a peasant came along carrying a load of vegetables. On approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the stone to the side of the road. After much pushing and straining, he finally succeeded.
As the peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the king indicating that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the roadway. The peasant learned what many others never understand.
Too often we complain about about situations and yet we make no effort to do something about it.
Wipe away your tears, hold your head up and smile,
There are brighter days ahead despite the dark clouds.
Have faith and believe that you will receive an answer
to your prayer.
Do not give in to fear and doubts for with God all things
are possible of that you can be sure.
Lay all your problems at his feet and he will make them right.