TIME Magazine Renders Itself Instantly Irrelevant
|Despite the fact that I have wholeheartedly accepted the accolade, I honestly think the choice of Time's Person of the Year was stupid.|
If the goal of PoTY is to spark discussion, then they dropped the ball. They picked a group that is already built upon...DISCUSSION! So, now we bloggers get to break our arms patting ourselves on the back and the rest of the country will IMMEDIATELY STOP PAYING ATTENTION!
What they should have done was spark a discussion on international issues (Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Cuba, North Korea, CHINA - PICK ONE) because our relationship with the rest of the world will define the lives of Americans from now on and AMERICANS DON'T CARE ABOUT THE REST OF THE WORLD! But it is time that they do.
China and India will be taking our jobs, the Middle East is about to explode which will further radicalize their population against the US and disrupt our oil supply, South America is trending socialist/anti-American. Americans don't know or care about these things.
So, instead of trying to get Americans interested in these things, Time essentially punted. This does nothing to promote a national discussion on anything. Status quo in the US. No challenge to the people.
They may as well have picked Britney Spears.
(FYI, I would have picked Ahmadinejad.)