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Old 07-15-2014, 04:56 AM
 
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Before you answer, think about why WWI and WWII were so successful. Think about how the cosmetic and fashion industries manipulated young women into nearly killing themselves, and think of how the media killed all hopes of positive race relations by producing propaganda-laden movies, commercials, and TV shows. Also, consider how seriously people tend to take popular stereotypes. Am I the only one who thinks we should be a bit alarmed? When are we actually going to start thinking? Does our media make that more difficult than it should be?

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Why this is important to me:
As one who works in the public schools, I frequently see young people who have no concept of what they are doing to themselves. They blindly, almost like slaves, just follow their favorite singer / artist / celebrity even though the messages the children are communicating to larger society are not at all positive ones and often glorify such taboo topics as gang life and drug dealing. I feel like my ability to truly influence their views, though, is painfully limited. I just think it's amazing how the media can almost cast a spell and many people follow it without question. It catches everyone to some degree, and the messages it constantly disseminates affect all of us at least a little.

If we wanted to take back our common sense and that of our children, how would we combat this insidious system of shared ignorance? Should we talk about media images and what they mean? Should we demand our media disseminate more wholesome messages? Should we make grassroots efforts to produce our own webcast and podcasts countering some of the stereotypes?

This is just one possible talking point. Feel free to post anything related to my main question in the title.
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Old 07-15-2014, 04:58 AM
 
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Hollywood and the MSM debase the culture for a purpose. Don't be nave.
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Old 07-15-2014, 05:02 AM
 
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Hollywood and the MSM debase the culture for a purpose. Don't be nave.
Well, I would at least like more information. I'm not that into politics.
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Old 07-15-2014, 05:04 AM
 
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Well, I would at least like more information. I'm not that into politics.
Could the media have created the cult of Obama without having first profoundly brainwashed the Millenials into believing that electing the cool black guy was the thing to do?
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Old 07-15-2014, 05:12 AM
 
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Could the media have created the cult of Obama without having first profoundly brainwashed the Millenials into believing that electing the cool black guy was the thing to do?
My question would be why and how does this work so well?
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Old 07-15-2014, 05:15 AM
 
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Subtle?
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Old 07-15-2014, 05:18 AM
 
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My question would be why and how does this work so well?
Because the young have an overriding desire to conform. They'll conform to anything they perceive as an authority in their lives. In the modern world, that's the media that is directed at them.

In earlier times, the media told young people it was cool to smoke. In the late 60's and 70's they touted countercultural lifestyles, sex and drugs.

Just recently, it's homosexuality.

Hollywood and the media are the propaganda arms of the left in America.
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Old 07-15-2014, 06:46 AM
 
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"...propaganda arms of the left..."? Since when is FAUX NOISE a leftist organization?

The entertainment industry does not care about influencing youth to any political view except to buy whatever is advertised.Their only cultural goal is to make everyone indiscriminate buyers of stuff they do not need with money they do not have. Their primary goal is to make money for their owners by what ever it takes.

Where we get into trouble is when politicians buy propaganda time to convince people to support unnecessary wars like Freeing Iraq from a monster, the War on Drugs, the war on climate change by the coal companies, Controlling our borders by the meat packing companies and all the rest of the idiocies we have been taught (propagandized) to support.

I wish the media would get back to Sex, Drugs and Rock n Roll and get off this violence is good kick.
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Old 07-15-2014, 07:06 AM
 
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Could the media have created the cult of Obama without having first profoundly brainwashed the Millenials into believing that electing the cool black guy was the thing to do?
You beat me to it.

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Subtle?
Exactly.
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Old 07-15-2014, 07:10 AM
 
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Its starts in government education centers ...er uh public schools
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