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View Diary: Another Way the Main-Stream Media Keeps us Down and Angry (67 comments)

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  •  We have lost our mythology (3+ / 0-)

    I remember what the late, great Joseph Campbell said about our commercial media. He said all human civilizations have had a storyteller to help its people make sense of the world around them, whether it was the village shaman, the witch doctor, the holy church, or just grandad sitting on the front porch spinning folklore before radio came along. But for-profit, commercial electronic mass media has become the storyteller of our time. This is how modern civilization learns about the world, through this lens of marketing and advertising and sensationalism and violence and porn of all sorts, broadcast in HD and Dolby surround sound, all intended to sell goods and services. It is no wonder we are down and angry. We have lost our mythology.

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