Wednesday, May 31
Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Media reflects what the masses respond to. And the masses respond to media as entertainment, which means the way we deal with human problems on a large scale isn't all that far from the way we deal with fiction. That doesn't mean the audience is evil or that the media is evil for responding to them. It's just a feedback loop, kept in place by an artificial separation between human beings. It amounts to a mass sacrifice, as when people who have no human connection to illegal immigrants perceive them as an invading wave and vote for harsher laws than they would if they knew some "illegals" in person. The solution is more social cohesion and communication, difficult at a time when everyone is pulling apart in order to feel safe.