No Viewers. No Terrorists. No Wars. Switch Off.

I am finding most people around me are pretty sick of the Olympics, there has been so much over hype.

I read recently in a mainstream paper that the 911 disaster was the most popular viewing in the last 10 years. It has ratings! Watching thousands of people die on live TV is pulling in the viewers. Great for advertisers and viewing figures. Higher figures than the Olympic events themselves.
There is a good Ben Elton book (fiction) on this theme, whereby the viewers determine whether or not someone is murdered. If everyone switches off their tele, the murder will not take place. If they don’t switch off, the murder will take place. It’s a bit like X Factor, but it’s murder. That’s what’s happening for real with the Olympics. Will we watch or will we not. Any disaster can only happen if we give it our energy. If there is no audience, there is no show. This is a really big test for humanity.


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2 Responses to “No Viewers. No Terrorists. No Wars. Switch Off.”

  1. Twig says:

    It’s hard to think of anything less interesting.

    Is it the case that people feel they need to take an interest in order to appear normal? Like most men with football.

    I really cannot understand why grown men cry like girls when England lose their matches. What is there to be upset about? It doesn’t affect anything important – it’s just a game.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Ben Elton has written a number of fantastically prescient books about our dystopian future:-

    1. This Other Eden – dealing with the current global warming scam (and how the greens are financed by the other side);
    2. Blind Faith – a dystopian vision of London after an impending disaster whereby everybody lives through their online profile, voyeurism on a grand scale is the norm (after all why would anyone want privacy?), vaccination is an evil, and the protagonist is a civil servant whose job is to data-mine every possible relationship between different human activities so as to profile the population in general;
    3. High Society – the growing tendency of the middle class to use Class A drugs as a lifestyle choice;
    4. Meltdown – the global financial crisis from a Bankster / Stockbroker persepctive;
    5. Stark – the world is polluted to the point of no return and the billionaires club (all of them with the necessary pyschopathic character traits) shuttle off into Outer Space in order to get off this cesspit of a planet and to escape the impending Armageddon of global meltdown.

    It was great fiction a number of years ago, incredibly witty and entertaining…all nicely falling into place as we speak.

    I keep asking myself….when he was writing his books, did he know something we didn’t??

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