I have recently been made aware of a group of people. This is a growing trend among young people, and seeing it disturbs the shit out of me. Because what we are witnessing with this group of people is something that we can attribute to two things – 1. Justin Bieber and 2. The growing trend among people to be complete pushovers who won’t take any criticism. The group of people that I am referring to calls themselves, “Video-Makers.”
This is a unique group. See, what this group does is they take pop music that already sucks, speeds up the audio so they sound really high-pitched and girly, use god-awful lighting effects so they look like they are doing an actual music video and do jump-cuts every syllable of the songs that they are “singing.” Though if you ask me, their singing is on par with the girls who did the song “Hot Problems.” These people represent the ultimate legacy of Justin Bieber.
Now, I will admit that I have never been all that big on following pop culture. It is something that I have tried my damndest to avoid. But wouldn’t you know it, it finds me. But from what I have heard around the internet water coolers is that Justin Bieber is the culmination of this movement of pseudo-males who get popular by basically becoming ball-less and acting as castrated as possible. Now, this may not even have its origins in America. From what I hear, the idealized vision of feminized men being the symbol of attractiveness has some deep roots in Japan, where it has been that way for some time. And now America is getting on the bandwagon. I mean, the popularity of Justin Bieber is much the same.
Justin Bieber has been, for almost all of his “music” career – a feminized version of a male. I have a feeling that the Tumblr feminists must love this guy. Or at least they should. With how quick they are to jump on the – no-balls and men are evil bandwagon, they should view this movement of popularizing feminized men as just the best thing ever. And thanks to the Disney Channel, they have seem to be winning that battle with the latest generation of men.
And all of these “Video-Makers,” or at least the ones who are guys, seem to have a lot in common with Justin Bieber. They share the same god-awful haircut that he used to sport, until he recently became a more “adult” persona, which entailed that he actually look a little more grown up. Not much, mind you, but a little. He still shares the look of a guy who is 14. But before, he looked like he was 10. Also, the guys in these videos where really cheap hoodies (and all the girls wear them too), skinny jeans and sneakers. They are trying with all their might to emulate Justin Bieber. And given the fact that they get millions of views, they seem to be succeeding.
But all of them make covers of modern crappy songs, while trying their damndest to look as childish and silly as possible, and not in the “that’s actually kind of funny” way. No, they’re shooting for the, “awww, that’s so adorable. I love you!” kind of way. The videos they make that aren’t music videos are all the most insipid pieces of I-have-no-balls pandering to make people like them, because that’s what’s popular. And if I believed that they had more than 10 brain cells to rub together, I might actually believe that they were just following a trend. But now, these guys and girls are doing what they think is genuinely good. They think that they are just the bosses. And anyone who says otherwise, they sic their minion followers on to and start false-flagging campaigns. Because these people can’t take the slightest amount of criticism.
But the reason that these people annoy me so much is that this is the next generation. This is what teen girls look up to. This puss-ified image of what a guy is supposed to be is what teen girls think is attractive. That is totally disgusting. This is not something that we should be looking up to. Because the reality is that these girls who make out with cardboard cut-outs of Justin Bieber are someday going to enter into real relationships. They will have real responsibilities. They will someday have to look after their own life. And if we continue to indulge them this vanilla world-view, then continue to indulge that delusion by making the rest of the world conform to it (so they don’t have to tax their tiny brains too much), then we are making this species dumber! For real, we are making ourselves stupider in the process!
These people bitch and complain, not about some of the totally mean-spirited comments they get (of which there are a lot), but because people don’t like their videos. What, you mean that people don’t like your pathetic attempts to become Justin Bieber by osmosis? I mean, you are trying to emulate him hard enough. These people don’t want to face the real world. And you know, part of me wants to like that. Embracing adulthood sucks. Adulthood sucks. Life sucks. But the problem is that people like this are making our culture conform to them. We make the world easier for them. It’s one of the many reasons that America’s education system is in the shitter. We don’t want to make our kids think to hard, and guess what – they aren’t thinking too hard. They are thinking less and less.
Perhaps the reason that this modern movement of the youth trying to be as innocent and naive as possible pisses me off the most is because of the fact that the flip-side of that is that we have a movement of kids who think that thinking and intelligence is a bad thing. All over Disney Channel, you have kids who view school as the enemy, partying and having fun as the friend, and any form of intellectual pursuit as wrong. Because of this, we are getting kids who are otherwise talented squandering that talent on the pop-y drivel.
Humanity is becoming pussified, one generation at a time. This needs to stop. But how can it be stopped? Do any of you have any answers? If you do, please, let me know.
Until next time, a quote,
“I don’t want to live on this planet anymore.” -Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth, Futurama