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March 16th 2008 - The Sunday Edition
The Lilith eZine Sunday Edition
Letter from the Editor
Years ago I kept overhearing people talking about a hotel in Paris. I wondered why they kept mentioning the Paris Hilton
this, Paris Hilton that, until I eventually clued in... Oh, some idiot
billionaire named his daughter Paris Hilton, and she's one of the heirs
to the Hilton hotel chain.
The amount of media attention dedicated to Paris Hilton (and
Britney Spears) is ridiculous. Certainly we have better things to talk
about than some snobbish rich person's sex video and drunk driving
Like the war in Iraq. Or Afghanistan. Or the American Recession. Or obesity rates in Canada and the United States. Or global warming and climate change.
Except we can only take so much of such topics. Sometimes we just
want to tune them out and listen/watch/read something that is braindead
and vaguely humourous. That is where Paris Hilton comes in. She
satisfies the basic human desires of curiousity and mocking rich
people. It is entertainment in the lowest form, but we still enjoy to
mock celebrities and their mistakes (and in Paris Hilton's case mock
how she even became famous).
We should talk more about controversial issues, but will it do any
good in some instances? In many cases lengthy talks always end in
stalemates and nothing happens. Wars continue, the White House
continues to ignore the economy, fat people still eat more and more
because they're depressed and corporations refuse to change or slowly
So reading the latest braindead gossip about Paris Hilton is
basically a favourite past-time for some people. It keeps their minds
off of issues that bother them, but can't do anything about. We can
protest the war all we want and demand George W. Bush pay more
attention to the economy, but Bush doesn't listen to polls, or protests
and doesn't give a shit about the economy.
But hearing the latest stupid thing a celebrity did brightens our
existence for the moment and take our minds off these pressing
concerns. We laugh, and laughter may not fix the economy or bring peace
to the world in a hurry, but it certainly helps. Paris Hilton reminds
us that we are human, alive and that we all make stupid mistakes.
Editor of the Lilith eZine
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