I did a post a couple years back called “Modern Teenage Girls = Dumb.” In this post, I talked about how, if you look at teenage pop culture, and how ridiculously stupid it is. The role models for teenagers now are the tepid, pathetic, asexual imps. Unless, of course, they are girls, but even then, the girls in these pieces of pop culture who are interested in love don’t have a CLUE what real love is. To them, love is the Full House, pathetic and super-awesome all the time attraction. Love is simple, easy, and has no problems. As is the case with the music of Justin Bieber.
Justin Bieber represents everything that is wrong with our culture. This pathetic, asexual little girl (he isn’t not a man. He has no balls) need to be forgotten by our culture. But he isn’t being forgotten. No, instead, while his popularity is nowhere near what it used to be, he is still a large figure in the public consciousness, and teen pop culture.
My favorite YouTube vlogger just did a video about this, and he pointed out something that I hadn’t thought of, but is very true, if you think about it. Teen pop culture takes in what is dark, Gothic and cool, and turns it into something pathetic, whiny, bitchy, and ball-less. Anyone remember when Vampires were something to be afraid of? They made these great movies about how dark and sinister this creature was. It haunts the night, stalking humans like a farmer, checking its chickens to see which would be the best food for the night. They were something that was from your deepest nightmares, because it was neither animal nor man. Neither zombie nor human. It existed between worlds, forever in darkness. That’s pretty fucking bad-ass. Then, a Mormon author named Stephanie Meyer came along and said, “I bet I can make my own version of that, and it will be better!” Actually, fuck that. She saw a way to market, and she took it. She saw a way to market her Mormon antiquated values, and she jumped on the bandwagon. That’s the real truth. And her publisher did SO many favors for her in marketing that crap. But now, the teen pop culture has taken in vampires, where once they were something to be afraid of, now they are sparkly, and gay, and stupid. They are a giant waste of time.
Anyone remember the werewolf? They were another creature of the darkness, that existed in a place that was somewhere we didn’t want to be. They also stalked the night, hunting us down like cattle. We could mount no defense against them. We were helpless before them. The aforementioned author got a hold of them, and now, something else that represented fear and terror is about teenage unreal and unrealistic love.
In the 90′s, there was this strange new trend of taking Shakespearean and other great pieces of classic film and turning them into teen popcorn flicks. Anyone remember the film “Cruel Intentions?” Yeah, that little cinematic travesty (that guys only watch for the chicks making out) was part of this. Or there were all the teenage versions of Shakespeare’s plays, like Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet, or O (an adaptation of Othello. Why the fuck did they not include the whole title?!), or The 10 Things I Hate About You. All of these were pieces of shit. But teen culture ate it up. Just like now, where Justin Bieber has replaced Kurt Cobain as the teen heart-throb. This is what modern pop culture does. It digest what’s cool, and it regurgitates what sucks.
It annoys me to no end how the modern view of being a teenager is that one is supposed to be stupid, and ignorant, and embrace partying and making an ass out of yourself, instead of intelligence and cognitive thought, and trying to make yourself a better person. I was the leader of the outcasts in high school, and my outcast brethren were people who liked to read, and be smart, and do cool stuff. They didn’t want to party and get involved in high school drama like the rest of them. They didn’t want to embrace the socially corrosive culture. And while there were a lot of us, the fact is that we were not the in-group. We were the outcasts, in a culture that was just as dumb. But it’s getting dumber.
And when people say that my problem is that I’m jealous of Justin Bieber, like TJ, I say, “fuck yeah, I am!” I wish that I could be as good as that idiot at getting people to give me their money. I wish I had a couple of mansions that my throngs of dumbass fans (in this instance, I have his. I’m not insulting you, my regular readers. ) got me because they convinced their parents to buy my crap. That’s all Justin Bieber has done! He’s convinced the dumb to buy his garbage. Teen girls are becoming the living dead. If they were told that they had to rip apart a bunch of puppies in order to kiss Justin Bieber’s hand, I guarantee you that they would dig in without a moment’s hesitation. That’s who this idiot’s fans are. And I wish I had that kind of support. I don’t. I am a relative nobody, on a blog on WordPress, talking to my audience about what I think matters. Everyone who hates this kid is jealous of his ability to have absolutely no talent, but make metric tons of cash. To have President Obama want to hang with him, and get a medal from the Canadian Prime Minister. Fuck yeah, I’m jealous of an idiot who has no talent, creativity, or even musical savvy, living a life of absolute luxury! Who wouldn’t be?!
And this is what gets on my nerves – these are the people we surround ourselves with. Parents don’t like this kid. Nobody likes him. Then why do we still buy his shit?! Well, that’s obvious – because these girls want to believe that at any moment, they could turn a corner, and this pathetic little worm is going to be there, ready to tell them that he loves them. I got news for you, girls – he doesn’t give a shit about you! This trained monkey is doing what his handlers want so that he can make money! All he cares about is the money! He will never, ever care about you, what you think, how you feel, or anything connected to that! And the fact that our culture isn’t crucifying this socially corrosive bullshit pisses me off!
Fuck this crap!
Until next time, a quote,
“Say it with me – Justin Bieber doesn’t give a shit about me. He only cares about my parents’ money.” -TJ Kincaid, 5 Reasons Justin Bieber Still Sucks