I ask you friends, do you honestly care about the Oscar Pistorius trial? I hope your answer’s no, because if it’s yes just please go away. You’re not welcome here.
We all love drama right? In the movies, television, and books? But the best kind of drama is the one in real life. Oh, how awesome is it! And with the Pistorius trial we get the very best traits too! We’ve got an international Olympic star with no legs. An extremely attractive woman brutally shot. Guns. Screaming. A guy with no legs. An austere, little known (for the ignorant West) location in South Africa. A beautiful girl. Guns. And a bathroom door.
If I was to set up a lawn chair inside a courtroom, eat popcorn, and cackle loudly like an asshole as people’s lives were destroyed, I’d be considered a horrible human being. But our blessed media has made billions doing just that. They then provide this experience to the popcorn eating masses so they can escape from their dreary lives by indulging in the misery of others. Maybe we should just watch more sports instead. At least in sports there’s a clear winner.
Hey friends, you do know that these people’s lives are completely obliterated right? There is no winner from the Pistorius trial. Everybody loses. Her especially, but also him, South African society, the police, the courts, and so on. In fact, pretty much everybody but the media is taking a shot in the face (pun intended).
Perhaps I’m just being my usual cheery self. I mean, this is a long lasting human tradition. I’m pretty sure when Caveman Steve bent in Caveman Al’s skull with a rock that the entire cave was gossiping about it for seven weeks as the tribal council determined what body part to take from Caveman Steve. Still, we’re supposed to evolve right?
As a free thinking sentient human being you have no reason to care about Pistorius, Knox, or Caveman Steve. The media only wants you to care so they can get your eyes and they can make a bunch of cash. Just ignore it, you’re better off.
Yes, yes, please come listen to my delightful tale.