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My thoughts on Duck Dynasty, television, and pop culture in general...
Liberty
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Circus Maximus

'The Circus was the most popular of the diversions provided by the emperor, the diverting panem et circuses which Juvenal satirizes, and its fans fanatical in their devotion to the races. Writing of partisans of Alexandria in the second century AD, Dio Chrysostom describes them as

"a people to whom one need only throw bread and give a spectacle of horses since they have no interest in anything else. When they enter a theatre or stadium they lose all consciousness of their former state and are not ashamed to say or do anything that occurs to them.... constantly leaping and raving and beating one another and using abominable language and often reviling even the gods themselves and flinging their clothing at the charioteers and sometimes even departing naked from the show. The malady continued throughout the city for several days" (Orationes, XXXII, LXXVII).'

http://penelope.uchicago.edu/~grout/ency...ximus.html


Panem et Circuses = Bread and Circuses

'"Bread and circuses" (or bread and games) (from Latin: panem et circenses) is a metaphor for a superficial means of appeasement. In the case of politics, the phrase is used to describe the creation of public approval, not through exemplary or excellent public service or public policy, but through diversion; distraction; or the mere satisfaction of the immediate, shallow requirements of a populace, as an offered "palliative." Juvenal decried it as a simplistic motivation of common people. The phrase also implies the erosion or ignorance of civic duty amongst the concerns of the commoner.'

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bread_and_circuses

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Yep. That's entertainment.

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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Liberty
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Agreed.
And the circus perpetuates itself in the greatest of ironies.
Once the liberal arts were removed from public schools all thoughts of civic responsibility were forgotten.

"The liberal arts (Latin: artes liberales) are those subjects or skills that in classical antiquity were considered essential for a free person (a citizen) to know in order to take an active part in civic life."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberal_arts_education
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Liberty
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Juan Star is a philistine.

Lmao
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Liberty
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LoP Guest  Wrote: (12-21-2013 12:33 PM)
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I think you went too High Brow for the Duck Dynasty crowds.

They are not into reading, comprehension, entertainment, logic, realism, empathy, humanity, a sense of humor, or reading anything that they don't agree with.

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Liberty
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JibbyJedi  Wrote: (12-21-2013 12:36 PM)
I think you went too High Brow for the Duck Dynasty crowds.

They are not into reading, comprehension, entertainment, logic, realism, empathy, humanity, a sense of humor, or reading anything that they don't agree with.

I think there's hope for everyone to wake up.
I remember a time in my life when I was completed by taking a half hour to flip through the channels on my TV.
By the time I made it back to the beginning of the channels there was always something new on to flip past.
The loud noises and flashing lights will get old at some point.

Cheers brother.
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Liberty  Wrote: (12-21-2013 12:48 PM)
JibbyJedi  Wrote: (12-21-2013 12:36 PM)
I think you went too High Brow for the Duck Dynasty crowds.

They are not into reading, comprehension, entertainment, logic, realism, empathy, humanity, a sense of humor, or reading anything that they don't agree with.

I think there's hope for everyone to wake up.
I remember a time in my life when I was completed by taking a half hour to flip through the channels on my TV.
By the time I made it back to the beginning of the channels there was always something new on to flip past.
The loud noises and flashing lights will get old at some point.

Cheers brother.
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Liberty.... don't compare yourself to the mongoloids who post here.
You are a cut above the rest... as LOP member of the year voting demonstrated.

I could compliment you to the point where we seem like ghey lovers.... but it would be all true! Please don't pull a Heisenberg and get yourself banned.... I think you are one of the brightest contributors to LOP.

80085 brother!

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chuckle

Thanks Jib.
You f*cking crack me up man.
I'm just part of the community.

Cheers
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Well, here's a topic we can agree upon. I unplugged from the tube for the most part about three years ago. I've seen perhaps a half dozen movies in that time.

The only bits of TV and pop culture I get exposed to are the ones my daughters enjoy and share with me, which are few and far between and most often than not more enjoyable than anything I overhear discussed by adults.

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All television is propagandanda, I got rid of the idiot box about 5 years ago. Christians will just be used as bait in these shows to teach a heathen morality. PLus they all get paid, the heathens and the christians all taking money for a spectacle that will be used to promote heathen values. Should I care? Not sure, it would be nice to think some event turned the tide but when it comes from christians who accept money from a heathen propaganda network, you have to wonder.
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Deaf Cat  Wrote: (12-21-2013 01:09 PM)
Well, here's a topic we can agree upon. I unplugged from the tube for the most part about three years ago. I've seen perhaps a half dozen movies in that time.

The only bits of TV and pop culture I get exposed to are the ones my daughters enjoy and share with me, which are few and far between and most often than not more enjoyable than anything I overhear discussed by adults.

Heartflowers

I'm proud to say "No." when people ask me if I've seen this or that new show or product.
Of course, I have very little material to make small talk with anymore.
Maybe that's a good thing.

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LoP Guest  Wrote: (12-21-2013 01:10 PM)
All television is propagandanda

Cmicsfee

It's a outdated medium.
The big media companies just haven't figured it out yet.
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Just to clarify, I'm not saying that anyone is a "commoner" anymore than I am.
I'm saying the boob tube, and much of popular culture, is a tool of distraction.
The latest in a long line of tools employed to make us forget what we should remember.
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