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February 3, 2014

Thoughts on the Superbowl

By Rob Kall

some thoughts after viewing one the nation's most popular distractors from reality.

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Some thoughts after viewing one the nation's most popular distractors from reality:

I'm not much of a sports fan, but it was nice to see a team with a quarterback making around half a million a year beat a favored team with a quarterback making over $15 million. The Seahawks had more salary budget to spread around. That less top-down, less elite approach seemed to work pretty well. 

Now, let's apply that to income inequality and the myth of "job creators." I bet the Broncos are having  thoughts on THAT income discrepancy. 

From http://www.flickr.com/photos/22882274@N04/12245113796/: Super Bowl XLVIII Preparations at MetLife Stadium

Now, Manning apparently set a record for most completions in a Superbowl. How's that working, Broncos?

The commercials this year had a "cute and loveable" theme.  Even usually hypersexualized Godaddy skipped the T & A approach 

Still, this cultural black hole sucks away scores of millions of people's attention from things that really matter. Then again, it's just a bigger version of more of the same distraction technology and cultural flack. Pro-football, run by the "non-profit" NFL, produces metaphoric head trauma to viewers as well as players. 

What are your thoughts on the Superbowl and football. 




Submitters Bio:

Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

Rob Kall Wikipedia Page

Over 200 podcasts are archived for downloading here, or can be accessed from iTunes. Rob is also published regularly on the Huffingtonpost.com

Rob is, with Opednews.com the first media winner of the Pillar Award for supporting Whistleblowers and the first amendment.

To learn more about Rob and OpEdNews.com, check out A Voice For Truth - ROB KALL | OM Times Magazine and this article. For Rob's work in non-political realms mostly before 2000, see his C.V..  and here's an article on the Storycon Summit Meeting he founded and organized for eight years. Press coverage in the Wall Street Journal: Party's Left Pushes for a Seat at the Table

Here is a one hour radio interview where Rob was a guest- on Envision This, and here is the transcript. 


To watch Rob having a lively conversation with John Conyers, then Chair of the House Judiciary committee, click hereWatch Rob speaking on Bottom up economics at the Occupy G8 Economic Summit, here.


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