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Bashing Bachman ... our accountability

20 November 2013, 10:22
So many people are outraged by Melissa Bachman. I get it. I don't agree with her choice of entertainment at all. I would like to share two perspectives that I am sitting with though:

1. She is simply the symptom. The industry that provides her with these opportunities is where we could look for some real change, rather than just hating on Melissa Bachman. I would be interested in direct dealings with the farm owners and guides that provide her with a platform.

2. We as a society enable her greedy pleasures.

You see, we all are Melissa Bachman. On one or other level, we all take what we want, when we want,the way we want, without thought of the consequences. The fact that we are having global warming conversations is proof of this. The fact that we consume so much without consideration of its impact on developing (manufacturing) countries that provide us with our cheap clothes, trinkets, cars, technology; and that when we're done with these collected items of trash we just discard them (without a thought for the "cheap" labour that sacrificed to produce these). Speaking of discarding; are we not too quick to open up relationships with people and then just discard them when it pleases us? This could be another form of what Melissa Bachman does to wildlife.

Of course, I also enjoy the opportunity to be really controversial; What if that level of gluttony and violence that we all have inherently in ourselves, that we deny exists, opens up a need for people like Melissa Bachman to exist? What sparks in you when I ask that question? By the way; reality TV fuels this type of excessive, "give me" mentality and behaviour - and reality TV only exists because WE watch it! So I like to look at MB and ask questions like: a) Where am I just taking without care? b) What culture of greed and lack of consequence am I feeding, even in the smallest way? Just a different perspective on this whole debacle and of course a Conscious alternative to reacting angrily and then going back to life as normal until the next drama in the news ... Here's to Accountability and Valuing ALL!
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