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February 19, 2013 / Fantelius

Owners of Words and Pictures

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You don’t have to understand the language. The media is the same throughout the world. It throws gossip, games, sports, sensations and scandals at the public like garbage. Entertaining garbage. Selected current events are presented divorced from a relevant context and sold as news. Money and wealth are worshipped and ”experts” advise us how we should dress, eat, party, interact, think and consume. Lotsa consume.

No serious discussions about the problems of our times are conducted with any depth or continuance. The public is treated as intellectually immature consumers incapable of understanding the affairs of society.

On the other hand, why should the media be responsible for the public discourse? The media consists of a few super corporations dedicated to making a profit. It has no mandate, obligation or desire to inform or educate the citizens. On the contrary, well-informed citizens would seek other, healthy, channels of information. It profiles itself as a champion of information, but that is public relations nonsense. It is geared to generating profits, not enlightenment, while defending the prevailing money-based system of rule. People who believe otherwise demonstrate an unhealthy perception of reality caused by a junk diet fed to them by the media.

 

 

“They sell their words as news
the way a prostitute sells her services as love.”
Dartwill Aquila

 

(Tomorrow: Fuck em!)

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