Doublethink Diary Entry 9

Ignorance part 2:

Concerning entertainment, public figures etc
Perhaps the greatest manifestation of the moral ignorance of our land can be
seen in the field of entertainment. I am told entertainment has always had
it¹s ignorance but again it is in our land alone that one can find the
optimum level of precision within this ignorance. You see it was once
thought that entertainment was supposed to "inspire" or encourage people to
"question" or "move" human beings in some way. That is of course complete
folly we have realized that the sole purpose of entertainment is to maintain
perfect, bewildered, inarticulate ignorance. To that end we have a few

Firstly, it is compulsory that each room in every household [especially
those of the lowest caste slum dwellers] must contain at least one
igno-screen, which will automatically switch on when a pulse enters the
room. Each humanoid including infants must consume a minimum of two hours of
igno-screen every day and be able to espouse what they have seen and heard
on the igno-screens at the various indoctrination centers they attend.
Contents of the ignoscreen must be;

1] Thoroughly un-challenging to human thought
2] Violent

3] Materialistic

4] Parts played by actors must be strictly in line with their caste positions

Music videos (which make up a major part of the content of the igno-screen)
must contain;
1] A minimum of fifteen bikini clad women
2] Ten pornographic images
3] Ten products more expensive than a years wage of all but the highest

The "songs" themselves must contain

1] No words over three syllables
2] At least five terms befitting for the female gender [hoe, bitch, slut

3]Five violent threats
4] Ten mentions of products more expensive than a years salary, of all but
the highest castes.

We have similar regulations for films, theatre and video games etc, but as
music is considered to be the most potentially subversive and is also the
most veraciously consumed of all entertainment the strictest guidelines are
reserved for music.
One element that is common to all our entertainment however is that to gain
Œ"fame" an individual must epitomize the core value of ignorance and in fact
the less talent, ability and ideas a person has, the more eligible they are
for fame. The idea is for people to aspire to fame in and of itself, the
idea of fame, the existence of fame, of being known and praised for nothing
other than ones "fame", not for things as in concrete and inconsequential as
talent or meaning