Music Entertainment News Part of Consumer Culture That is Killing America.
The latest music entertainment news transports people into the lives and interests of the hottest pop stars and rappers.
This is far afield from the problems that interfere with the true pursuit of happiness for every day people.
It is a distraction that helps to hide reality beneath a thick coat of stardust sheathing over the synapses of ordinary minds, de-sensitizing human thought from actuality.
Disengaging from flesh and blood communities with greater interest in the Jonas Brothers than in their own families, children are targeted by marketers practically from the moment they exit from the womb.
On the average children watch 25,000 to 40,000 television commercials annually.
Children and teenagers influence family spending by between $130-670 billion each year.
That makes the $15-17 billion a year in ads targeting kids worthwhile.
But they are also targeted with television programming that is only produced in order to market music and other goods.
Disney has one of the most complete packages of marketing with lines of products, music and movies that can all be seamlessly mix-and-matched to make the biggest bottom line bucks.
From Cradle to Grave
Getting them Young
Music entertainment news targeting children is part of the broader web that is spun daily seeking to ensnare the young.
It is not just about selling products. It is about shaping the minds of children to buy in to the society of senseless consumption and destructive individualism.
The psychological and mental health of children within the sphere of influence of corporate America and its unregulated barrage of product placement and sales pitches is in permanent peril.
It should be no surprise that illnesses in children including depression have been on the increase side by side with the cultural changes that target them to influence family spending.
Music entertainment news alone is not necessarily evil but today it is part of the pre-packaging of the world in order to sell products and ideas.
Growing depression and mood swings in children as a result of the new subliminal pressures are answered with additional products presented as cures.
Actually they are better than cures as they aim at only treating symptoms, thus creating life-time markets for drugs like Prozac.
Recent studies have indicated that Prozac not only literally stunts growth but is ineffective.
Prozac and other anti-depressants are being proven generally less effective than exercise and a healthy diet.
Obesity is Shortening Americans’ Lives
Music entertainment news that contributes to couch potato culture is driving up obesity in young Americans.
Obesity in children aged 6 to 11 more than doubled between 1980 and 2006, going from 6.5% in 1980 to 17.0% in 2006.
In adolescents and teenagers it more than tripled, increasing from 5% to 17.6%.
This increases vulnerability to chronic diseases and produces a drop in life expectancy for Americans.
This should be a warning signal that indicates the need for deep changes in American society.
Unfortunately, national elected leaders are not heeding the alarm as their attention is more easily drawn to fat checkbooks than a growing crisis of fat children and cultural consumerism’s destructive downward spin for society.