Paris, I say to you, keep going with your life. You are living it! Congrats! Since we get to see a lot of you then you are a role model for new ways and values for living life. I like that. I worked with many people with screwed up lives in my life as a psychologist. I affirm what you are doing, as I see it from the media. Ah So!
The media has got you, Paris Hilton, all wrong. Why? Because the near-anonymous reporters of the media are not themselves in the limelight, and so they make celebrities seem bad whenever they can.
Media reporting is negative character construction for public consumption. All of us know that the media think that the public feeds off of negative things happening in life. Destroy the Twin Towers and everyone is motivated, and a stupid man elected President of the United States thinks he is going to make history.
It’s the negative effect. Just look at the Larry King, CNN interview of Paris Hilton after she gets out of jail. Just look at how the Los Angeles court system treated Paris Hilton and how she bought back.
Let’s say from the start that media news is fascinating because media news is presented as a drama, like a good movie or novel.
Paris Hilton is a pretty heiress. Her parents own the Hilton hotels and so Paris has all the money she wants or needs to live her life. Okay, how many of us have this kind of opportunity? Not many of us.
Paris has the ability to wholly express herself, to be herself, but she also has the freedom to ruin herself and her life.
That’s a point! Poorly paid people in the media look for ways to excel at writing up and presenting the news. Larry King got to the top from the Brooklyn ghetto where he grew up with some boys who became gangsters. Some make it and many do not.
Why be negative when you have success in life, Larry?
Look at Larry King and how he made it big! Now Larry King interviews the little rich kid, Paris Hilton, after she gets out of serving jail at 22 days, mostly spent in solitary confinement.
During the interview, Paris Hilton says she reads the Bible every day. Larry King acted interested. What passages in the Bible did you especially like? he asks. Why? He wants to make Paris Hilton negative if he can. Paris does not know the number and verse of the passages she read in the Bible during jail confinement.
Paris is no intellectual, Larry. Why make her look bad? People can read the Bible and get good things from it without having to memorize certain things as if you are taking a rational school exam. Do not you think?
Come on, Larry King! Were you making Paris Hilton look good or bad, or were you being neutral and objective?
The truth is that from the video of the Larry King interview of Paris Hilton I watch, Paris Hilton handled herself extremely well.
- she let herself be interviewed, knowing Larry King would throw all the stuff at her, like driving with alcohol and driving with a suspended license. No, this was not your father type.
- Paris interpreted the situations for herself, rather than agree with the way Larry King put aspects of her life.
- Paris Hilton redefined herself during the interview and did not simply let a media person define her, as he wanted to from the standpoint of making a pretty woman, millionaire, celebrity negative in the public’s perception if he could, and he certainly tried.
Here’s the point. People love to project both negative and positive onto media stars, the celebrities they write about. Larry King lives off of celebrities while not being one himself. This is the trouble with media people. What have they developed of themselves and life? They are writers writing about others but not doing anything significant themselves. Larry King is one of these.
Paris Hilton is acting positively and effectively in expressing itself in life. She is using her resources to make a splash and to represent something of value to her and many of her peers.
True, modern society is too controlling, with all the judges, lawyers and police around to regulate the behavior of citizens trying to fulfill themselves.
Here are the Characters in the most recent episode of the Paris Hilton saga:
The Judge: In jailing Paris Hilton the judge made sure to send her to jail, where many would be let off or put under house parole with a ankle bracelet that monitors their whereabouts. The judge was a punishing type. He represents controlling others in society by using power, with simplistic reasoning about what is right and wrong. He made Paris go back to jail when the Sherif sent Paris home to serve her time, something the sheriff also did for others sometimes.
The Sherif: He sent Paris Hilton home because she was fearful and upset and claustrophobic He demonstrated compassion. He shown kindness to a celebrity. Yet, from the Larry King interview she learned some toughness from the jail experience, and maybe her character is improved !!!
Paris Hilton: A young adult who is not yet old enough to settle down and live a controlled life according to normal or conservative adult standards. Given that she was driving recklessly then she needed containment, some restraint to teach her ego that she could not just act out in society according to her own wishes and values.
Larry King Media: writers who live off the characters of society, who are not themselves media stars or characters in their own right. Larry King is a media ‘writer’ by doing interviews that are recorded and shown to the public. He creates characters by how he interviews the characters who come to him. He is a novelist in disguise, a master builder, or enhancer of character. The celebrities he interviews are even more intense characters after he gets through with them. It’s a skill, but it takes cruelty as well. You can see when he favors certain celebrations and builds them up, and when he tears down certain people he does not like according to his own attitudes and the attitudes of the media organization he works for.
The Public: members of the public in the millions are almost all people who do not have the resources, the talent, the looks, the intelligence, the luck, the drive to become media stars. When you and your life does not stand out among your peers, then you have to live through the celebrities of your time who do stand out and therefore represent the best and the worst of your generation. What is most true about the media and celebrities is that we project onto them, identify with them, and live through them.
Paris Hilton says the food in jail is slop. Well, maybe it is slop, but maybe that is intentional. Paris Hilton is right. Society does not want to face that this acting out against the rules is not support to change.
Where better to have the best-made food possible than in jails and prisons? What better way to show reconciliation and affirmation to change than in the jails and prisons of the world? You either believe in rehabilitation of at least some prisoners, or you want to condemn them and make them suffer.
In the news recently: A seventeen-year-old murderer is sentenced to death. He reacts in court and starts fighting. His family is in court and greatly upset at the sentence. But the family of the woman he killed is also in court. This mother says, at least now the murderer’s family knows how we have suffered for the past year.
So it’s serious in life. One human being kills another human being and makes others suffer. How do you deal with this? Why should a murderer be allowed to live when that person has not allowed another person to live? Yet, if the killer is killed, why should someone who as a driver kills someone else in an accident be allowed to live. A life for a life. The principle is simple enough.
Yet, when human values enter the picture, such as compassion and rehabilitation, then what punishment or reaction do you give someone who has done wrong?
Paris Hilton and her jail term represent this. Paris represents how persons treat each other in a certain society.
Paris Hilton represents how life is currently, how is one to be able to make mistakes as they try and express and fulfill themselves in a society and in life?
Paris Hilton represents how a person regards themselves, what their self-image is, what self-awareness they have and do not have at that stage in life.
It’s not Paris Hilton we see in front of us in the video. In the Larry King interview, Larry is busy with his minority questions trying to make his version of a Paris Hilton character, while Paris Hilton on the other side of the table is busy counter-manipulating Larry King and his machinations trying to make herself into the media characters in The Great American Novel that best suits herself.
Bravo for Paris Hilton at age twenty-six that she got some professional advice and training probably in how to create the best Paris Hilton, media character for herself.
Now how about Paris Hilton’s having sex pictures that got onto the Internet? I looked for them, and if it is really her I saw some of the free pictures with Paris Hilton holding someone’s erect cock. I am not interested in who he is. I am interested in Paris Hilton’s sex life because her sexual behavior represents a certain attitude and value for society.
Larry King, her interviewer, has a young wife that he has made babies with, even though he is much older. How does Larry King feel about erotic pictures, which many people call pornography?
I do not know, but I do know this. The old attitudes about sex originating from the Christian religion are negative and restrictive. To the accepting and loving person, sex is not bad. It is good.
When Paris Hilton is shown holding her man’s erect penis this is not porn. Bad people project bad things. Sex is good. It generates good feelings among people and new life. Larry King with a young wife is going to see probably a beautiful, naked woman every day. Is that pornography? No, it is not pornography. It is loving life, yourself and others.
Is seeing Paris Hilton as a loving woman with a naked penis in her hand pornography? No, it is not pornography. It is human to love. It is human sexuality. There is no difference between being filmed being at the beach together with bathing suits, and being in a bedroom together using one’s naked genitals to create loving and playful interactions together.
Society makes the public display of one bad, which is only an artificial and negativistic attitude towards what is really one of humanity’s positive joys that helps make life worth living.
Paris Hilton talked about the jail people doing a strip search with her in which she has to strip naked and hold her ass cheeks apart, though not said in the interview, and have a stranger look up your ass.
The New York Times reporter asked why should Paris Hilton feel humiliated by this when she has already been seen on the internet naked and having sex?
Again, this shows how negativistic the media is. Being filmed having loving sex together could have seen as a wonderful sight of natural beauty. A strip search is done as a humiliation rite to show dominance by the guards of a jail or prison. It’s a fact of life but not the same as a loving sexual encounter.
So when you find yourself interested in celebrities or other media news, you might do well to watch what you project onto these people. Look for negativistic attitudes being evoked in yourself. For these attitudes are your imprimination against yourself and your ability to live life more and more freely. Look at how Paris Hilton stands up for itself against an old member of establishment society and does her best not to let this media person define her before the public. Paris Hilton takes her right to define herself in the eyes of others, and in the process probably affirming herself to herself as well. We can all do that, we can all define ourselves to ourselves and to others, and be the better fulfilled in life for so doing.
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