One Flew Past the Cuckoo’s Nest

21 01 2013

Albuquerque

I don’t take the teenage doer for a publicity-seeking nutbar, so I’ll link to media articles that mention his name.

But notice this part:

Jail Chief Ramon Rustin said [father] Griego was instrumental in the creation of the Metropolitan Detention Center’s chaplain program and worked to get inmates integrated back into the community.

Griego also was a former member of the pastoral staff at Calvary, a Christian church in Albuquerque. As part of his work there, he oversaw the Straight Street program for jail inmates.

My first assessment?  Papa Griego was too worried about hoosegowbirds to pay attention to what was going on in his own house.  Furthermore, because he worked with and around hoosegowbirds a lot, it slowly worked on his psyche to lower expectations for the world around him, including those in his own house, which includes what turned out to be a murderous teenage son.  He might have been able to pick up on warning signs that his own teenage son was flashing heavy weather ahead, but he was so used to working around people with far worse problems (most of them self-imposed) that he totally missed them.

This is why all this daytime trash TV is so dangerous — You watch all these (probably scripted) lowlives, and it lulls you into a false sense of superiority about your own mediocre life, and it slowly whacks your desire for self-improvement, simply because, you know, you’re not as bad as the wild teens on Sally Jesse Raphael (dating myself there).  If all you ever want to be or all you will ever conditioned to be is one iota better than the apparent or real lowest common denominator, that’s all you will ever be.  This is why a book that Papa Griego took for the Inspired Word of God tells us to dwell on good and positive things.

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21 01 2013
Puggg

If these trash people on all these trash talk shows in the day were as half as bad as they claimed they were, they would be doing hard time in prison and not be out to be on TV. This is why I agree with you, that they’re actors.




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