Monday, December 07, 2009

Tiger again

But, you know, the guy was clean as a bleached sink. And now, this is just more irrefutable proof that, come on, nobody is.

From Gawker.com

OK this is the last last last Tiger Woods post.

Following, the whole situation (and I must say dude was definitely jumping around and humping around) I wont get caught up in too much tawdry details, actually none if I can help it, but I do notice one thing in the reporting that disturbs me and no it has nothing to do with race.

The above quote from Gawker.com actually encapsulates the whole issue. Tiger may be the last straw that ruined it for good guys. The added frenzy churned up by the media here is because Tiger's image was squeaky clean , he had a last boyscout image, he was a good guy. Well good guys not only finish last in this era but they are being hunted to extinction. They have to deal with everyone else saying its all a facade and many patiently and not so patiently waiting to see if they will fall and become just as sullied as everyone else.

Remember when having a good rep was a good thing. When ya mudda used to tell ya to be a gentleman and behave properly and have manners and treat women wid respect and show some broughtupsy and be well behaved? Well that's not the age we live in anymore. No one believes that anyone can be good or can appear too good. Its got to be a fraud, its got to be made up. Maybe he/she is a money launderer or beats their spouse in the privacy of their home or they are a pervert or have some closet drinking problem or have got some sort of hideous skeleton cause everyone all have flaws right?

That's true. We all do have flaws but that's about perfection rather than being good. There is no such thing as the perfect man/woman but good can happen. I mean it can right? Isn't it possible for there to still be good guys and girls? I think the media and society at large don't believe its possible and they took an extra pleasure from the Tiger fall to say see no one, absolutely no one in this whole earth is good at all. It was all PR, it always is is their claim cause we're all dirty, rotten to the core.

Its a very cynical, skeptical, jdid way to look at society.

I'm not really happy about that angle that they seem to be subconsciously pressing into us. Beware if it looks good its probably bad in the core is the general nudge they seem to be sending. And I don't actually believe that. I actually believe there are a few, very rare but a few folks who are actually as good as they seem. They may not be in public office or celebs, or rich but those people do exist. And their good name should not be sullied just cause some PR construct like Tiger came tumbling down.

That's all I gots to say.

8 comments:

GC (God's Child) said...

the media only reports what sells
we have to take another look at viewers. . .if this kind of story didn't help ratings, nobody would report it

nahmix said...

I love the way people are shocked. His image was exactly that, an image. He made his bed and apparently got a lot of mileage out of it. Good for him.

Radmila said...

I totally agree with you.

It's disappointing on so many levels. While people like to say that famous people are not role models and that they shouldn't look up to them that way, it's a crock.

They're in the public eye, and people emulate them. It's what ticks behind fashion and music trends, why wouldn't it be the same with behaviour?

Tiger, Morgan Freeman...are just a couple of men who were perceived as men with integrity. Men to emulate and look up to.

When those men fall, it's a sad commentary on the times.

When people say that it's no big deal, it shows you that the world's moral compass is screwed.

Abeni said...

The cynic in me is not at all surprised. I mean infidelity is so much the norm that subconsciously we would probably be shocked to know there are those who are faithful. As Radmila says it is an indictment of the times in which we live

corvedacosta said...

I want him to go down. He misled millions of people. His image has been tarnished now. What he did to his wife should be a criminal offense. This man is sick. Unprotected sex, sex with women in ur own home....u cannot forgive someone like that.

Rose said...

Tiger is a big deceiver. But guess what? I never liked him anyway... There was just something about him that never sat well with me.

Guyana-Gyal said...

Aiye yai yai, I was saying the same thing about unprotected sex. It's scary.

If I'm cheated on, I would be broken-hearted.

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