Monday, March 14, 2011

Does This Count As Child Abuse?

If it doesn't, then it out to. I usually cannot bear to ride these things out (I have a really difficult time sitting through embarrassment-based comedies like Meet the Parents) but somehow I made it through this horror. At the very least, if it's not child abuse then its abusive to the one on the receiving end. In a few weeks we're going to see stories of how detainees in Iraq and Guantanamo were tortured while being forced to listen to this.

If this girl's career goes anywhere then this will probably be her in ten years:

Just to clarify, I do not blame that girl, Rebecca Black for her crummy music video and lack of musical talent. The impression I get is that her greedy folks were lured in by this Ark Music Factory and the promise of fame and fortune.

As I said, this should be considered child abuse. Rebecca Black doesn't even have a Wikipedia page so I don't know how old she is but I'm assuming she's about 16 and this kind of crap is perverse. She doesn't even look like she's lost her baby teeth! And pay attention to the part where she arrives at the party, or whatever, a little girl who looks about 11 walks by in a skirt that is way too short for her. These folks are intentionally trying to whore up our female population.

Please, parents, don't sell your children. They're the future (or something). In any case these kids don't know better and are in no position to say 'no.' When some douche comes at them offering them money and telling them how talented they are, they think it's great and are not mentally developed enough to think about how they probably are going to fail miserably and have it ruin their lives. You are supposed to be the reasonable ones!

You might say that I'm suggesting that you crush their dreams! Yes! Crush away. These are children and their parents are selfishly whoring them off for profit. Shouldn't we be encouraging them to get an education and work to better the nation (which is crumbling) or at least pursue something reasonable? There is nothing dignified or respectable about what this girl is doing, and I cannot think of a single example of a child of her age going into the music business at her age and coming out the other end a well-rounded, reasonable and intelligent human being, and don't be a smart-ass by pointing out an example. The odds are against it.

(This is mostly satirical, BTW)


  1. That picture is really scary, and this entire post is frightening.

    What's-her-name is GODAWFUL. Everything you pointed out about her video is spot on. Sheesh. If it weren't so tragic it would be laughable.

    Ay-Ay-Ay. Yes, if it's not child abuse, it's very close.

  2. Josh, I'm posting this on the early morning hours after the painfully long day of your death. I'm writing this because I hope a stranger who may come here will read past your last blog post.

    People won't know that you were lucid and still communicating many other sentiments after March 14 and they won't find a record of those thoughts you had past them, at this memorial blog. But they can find enchantment, humor, activism, love, romance, philosophy and even some of your music, if they read back into the time leading up to this last post of yours.

    We look at the blog now and want to touch the leaves of the background. We want to inhale the texture. We want to find remnants of you. I personally want to go shake people and say, DO YOU KNOW HE LIVED?! Do you know he cared?

    Thank you Josh for caring so deeply that, in your last days fighting to breathe, you overcame the challenge to reach out and touch people, even with a lung that was incapacitated and another one that failed completely.

    We'll miss you my brother. If you can let us know now, what you didn't know before you crossed over to a new existence in a different realm, we'll cherish your "touch" and take comfort knowing that your spirit is even more of a guiding light than when you shined it at the peek of your struggle.