by Arturo Sundvold
I just tuned into CNN and watched grown adults jump into a lake and swim a few yards … it was some kind of polar bear competition. They cut open a part of a frozen lake, and the “Brave” jumped in.
I watched men and women jump in. One guy was disoriented, and couldn’t figure out which way to swim. A woman in a black one-piece swimsuit looked like she had overcome a personal fear while swimming. Another man swam manically, arms pumping furiously with a mind over matter attitude. Some guy with a hook pulled people out before they froze to death.
As a former conservative-turned-porn star, I feel I have a unique perspective on things like this. You see, our current generation is vain … narcissistic … and voyeuristic. I’m not condemning this … after years of fighting it, I decided to embrace it! I said, “Screw it!” literally and figuratively.
I don’t have a problem with narcissism and voyeurism. I think it’s great … it’s the age we live in. Future generations will look back and be jealous of our freedom … our lack of inhibitions … our willingness to exhibit and experiment and live!
We live in an age where a wannabe pundit can have a voice on youtube … where musicians can gain recognition simply by recording music on their home computer and posting it on the web … where bloggers earn advertising revenue for writing stories about their cat.
I hear conservatives cry, like the bleating of sheep, at what has happened. I say they need to get a CL tryst going and get over it. Get a Myspace page and dream of Tila Tequila. Get a loan on Prosper. Network on Facebook. Read MSN and Drudge.
Oh, and watch me on Youporn! LOL
DAMIAN SAYS: Wow, that was a mind-trip. Thanks for the contribution. Although I don’t agree with everything you said, I do think it’s time the Old Guard (let it be Old Media, Conservatives, etc.) As long as Young Republicans and Democrats are around, the Old Guard will get phased out over time. It truly is a brave new era we live in today. All of this will seem normal to our children. By the way, for those who don’t know, NPD = Narcissist Personality Disorder