When the queen of upbeat soulful talk and self-empowerment gets the
blues about the state of the world, you know something is wrong, really
“The world is a mess. We all know it and talk about in our
private lives,” Oprah Winfrey posted on her Facebook page last week as
part of her promotion for her new “Lifeclass” show on her OWN cable
we have and yet we’re constantly bombarded by images and information
that speaks to the lowest common denominator. We can do better. We can
be better. I know it’s true.”
So do I.
The challenge is to figure out how we get from where we are to where have to be.
about this: Oprah was unseated from her No. 1 ranking this year on
Forbes’ list of the world’s most powerful celebrities by Lady Gaga.
Justin Bieber ranked third.
Talk about LCD, lowest common
denominator — it is pretty sad when you think about it, when you think
about how we have allowed ourselves to be trivialized for commercial
exploitation and reduced ourselves to being party to a culture that
celebrates outrageous misconduct and demeans age-old virtues.
weekend at the L.A. Convention Center — the white elephant loser that
is going to be rebuilt to justify putting in a football stadium to
enrich a billionaire and add to the circus atmosphere of downtown — is
hosting two events: A medical marijuana expo and a star-studded
“The combination of Hempcon and EXXXOTICA
is a virtual playground for inquisitive adults,” an organizer declared.
“We are getting an amazing reaction from the people of Los Angeles. Our
show always does well in L.A., but we are expecting even greater results
with EXXXOTICA next door.”
Potheads meet Sex Freaks — what could better symbolize the decline and fall of Los Angeles?