"…an error made on your own is safer than ten truths accepted on faith, because the first leaves you the means to correct it, but the second destroys your capacity to distinguish truth from error." -Ayn Rand
I made a video criticizing the music video for the song “I Gotta Feeling” by “The Black Eyed Peas.”
Here is one additional comment which I did not include in my YouTube video:
I found the YouTube comments on the music video I criticize to be kinda sad. E.g.:
You spend your childhood wanting to grow up and spend your adulthood wishing you were a child again.
1 month ago
Three words for this song!
-Memories >-Childhood >-Nostalgia!
3 weeks ago
me in 2009 “amazing song!”
me in 2019 “the nostalgia is hitting me hard”
2 weeks ago
We were in the golden days without knowing it 😢
For lots of people, the song reminds them strongly of a particular time, and brings up strong emotions. But given the values promoted in the video, it’s bad if this song means much to you. The video promotes things like mindless “enjoyment” as an escape from ongoing stressful life problems. That sort of thing is a value of someone who doesn’t do much in their life.
SJW types complain a ton about the boobs and body type of female comic book characters.
There’s an obvious selective attention issue here when you consider how male characters are drawn.
But another thing is that comic book characters are frequently exaggerated IN ALL RESPECTS. Some secondary support character will have a genius level intellect and be world class with computers. Example [Batgirl/Oracle aka Barbara Gordon] from Wikipedia:
[Barbara] Gordon is written as having a genius-level intellect and naturally possessing a photographic memory. She is described by Gail Simone as the most intelligent member of the Batman family and among all characters having operated out of Gotham City. Prior to the character’s career as a vigilante, Barbara Gordon developed many technological skills, including vast knowledge of computers and electronics, expert skills as a hacker, and graduate training in library sciences. … As Oracle, Barbara Gordon placed her considerable skills and knowledge at the disposal of many of the DC Universe’s heroes. She is a skilled hacker, capable of retrieving and dispersing information from private satellites, military installations, government files, and the properties of Lex Luthor. Batman, himself a genius with a wide knowledge base and access to vast information resources, routinely consults Oracle for assistance.
This commissioner’s daughter is written as world class in several fields. And is SO world class she’s a CONSULTANT for BATMAN.
Comic book characters are idealized projections of what people think is good and desirable. So they have a bunch of characteristics people see as positive. Ho hum. If you have a criticism of what people like, it’d be better to focus on that with arguments, and not just complain about people liking what they like.