27 March 2007
Mainstream and a scare
I love mainstream. It goes for music, literature, culture, politics.
I listen to mainstream radio (same tunes again and again and again till they make a hole in my head) , succumb to mainstream practices (let's change the normal light bulbs for low energy ones; let's separate newspapers that will be recycled from envelopes that will also be recycled), admire mainstream fashion choice (large patterns of black and white are the thing), despise the US (their government choices not the people), adore Australia (they gave a queen to be to the Danes so they must be worthy), follow mainstream TV-shows (yeah Grey's anatomy and Shark ARE interesting). So, I am not particularly selective.
If it's good enough for most people it's good enough for me. (That includes the latest gossip on Britney's state of the HAIR).
But...(of course there is a but. You know you wanted a BUT somewhere).
But...I hate the fact that mainstream is so consuming. Mainstream scares me. It eats me up. The fact that, had I been German in the late 1930ies I would most certainly have been a Nazi. Had I been Russian at the same time I maybe would have been a recovering bolshevik. Had I been old enough (meaning not only born but adult as well) in Albania in the 70-ties, I would have been planting olive trees or laying down railroads together with the voluntary- aides from Sweden or elsewhere. Were I a relative of the current US commander in chief I would be for owning Irak's oil reservs no matter the costs. And so on.
I'm scared of the mainstream interest in me. I can't get rid of it. It makes everydaylife less conflictual.
Jam pjese e turmes. Gje qe me tremb (sepse do te me bente naziste po te jetoja ne Gjermani ne fundvitet 30 dhe bolshevike po te jetoja ne Rusi ne te njejten periudhe). Megjithate qenia ne turme eshte e paeleminueshme sepse e ben te perditshmen me me pak konflikte.