Movie Night on the Titanic

Movie Night on the Titanic June 18, 2015

Rachel Dolezal in talks for Reality TV show Only in the delusional cultural wasteland of Millennial America does being photographed with a hand held camera as you go through life lying to yourself and everybody around you equal “reality”.

Perhaps they can title it “The Amazing Race”. Or just “The Minstrel Show”.

What appalls me is not so much Dolezal herself (who I take to be mentally ill) but the ruthlessness with which the media machine is willing to tempt an obviously mentally ill person away from the help she so obviously needs and put her in the center of a maelstrom in which all her worst appetites and addictions will be fed with all the worst drugs of fame, attention, and the insulating power of adulation and money. This is somebody who badly needs to confront her demons. A show like this is a sure fire way to make her demons define her and brand her for the rest of her life. And every person who tunes in will be accomplice to her psychological destruction.

Maybe next the producers can take us on tours of insane asylums to with a laugh track so we can make fun of the residents.

The longer I live, the more I see why Jesus had to undergo *that* extremity of sacrifice to save a race as depraved as ours.

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  • Joseph

    Well, Bruce Jenner, after all, should be accepted as a bona fide woman. So, how can you deny this woman her mental illness as legitimate and normal behaviour? The media doesn’t mind assembling and exploiting casts of people with mental issues for their travelling freak shows… but they also know they *must* remain consistent. With their treatment of Jenner’s mental disorder, they’d appear disingenuous if they didn’t pretend that this woman’s behaviour is totally normal as well (though they betray insincerity at some level by employing them for their freak shows).
    Everything is normal now! Just some *normal* is more interesting than others.

  • ManyMoreSpices

    Chuckled at “The Amazing Race,” don’t think I didn’t.

    • orual’s kindred

      … and I just got it. I feel so weak.

  • orual’s kindred

    a maelstrom in which all her worst appetites and addictions will be fed with all the worst drugs of fame, attention, and the insulating power of adulation and money.

    It will also open her to all kinds of abuse from members of the audience, which most likely will set her against the efforts of those who actually want to help her. A terrible thing all around.

  • cmfe

    I read an article about this woman’s history. She comes from a very abusive family, and her parents outed her because she was about to testify against her brother, who is facing charges for abusing a minor. I just feel so sad for her, she so clearly needs help and peace.

  • Jared B.

    Identifying Dolezal as mentally ill: that’s what I find largely missing from the hundred-million reactions of this story.

    I, like most of us probably, have had to deal with compulsive liars. After getting burned once or twice, one develops a radar for that type of person. That is “judging” in the positive and virtuous sense of the word. This story as it unfolds has all the red flags that we are talking about such a person, without anyone stating the bleedin’ obvious. The kind of attention it’s receiving is all wrong and can do no good for her mind or soul, to say nothing of anyone else’s.

  • Marthe Lépine

    How can you be sure that those talks for reality shows are real?