John Krasinski made headlines recently for his YouTube show “Some Good News”. It caught my eye because he said that teachers should be paid $1.8 million a day. Obviously making a joke at being a parent and having to homeschool their children. It was funny. I would love it to be a reality. But the reality is that Krasinski just sold Some Good News to Viacom. What did you expect? People are watching it. People are trapped at home needing some good news and they were getting it for a few episodes.
This is a micro-aggression against sanity. 🙏🏽
But here’s where quarantining and softening restrictions on social and physical distancing will displace the show. He failed to truly do it from his heart. Not my words, but I definitely read online that some people called him a sellout. He did sell a fake network program to a conglomerate. You decide.
And here’s the way The 3 Poisons relate.
Greed: he took a bunch of money which causes the program to be owned by another company which then controls on what platform it will allow audiences to consume its content. And he already has a bunch of money so 🤷🏽♀️ 💰. Selfishness/delusion.
Anger: pissed off audience that is no longer watching a “feel good” show to cope with quarantine but will now have no investment in a new arrangement, if you even saw it in the first place. It reappearing on a network somewhere at some future point will only remind people of the reason it’s there in the first place. Arrogance.
Foolishness: bad move. He went full Jack Ryan and just milked the cow. Reinforcing a lack of trust. Reminding us that actors can be bad actors when they are self serving. I mean I’ve never been in the position of selling something for loads of currency but what goes through your head when you’re on the other end of that call. Mental.
The whole thing is perverse. As much as we don’t even wanna deal with the word perversity, what we see in leadership and in politics today is as filthy as it gets so you might as well get comfortable with fetishes and fuckery.
Getting clandestine haircuts and brandishing guns for no good reason. Lynching Black men. Still. Yeah some of us need some good news, but we’ll get it. When and where we need it.