The Hip People

2 years, 6 months ago

This spun out of some thoughts I had on the “Part-Time Moral Warrior” discussion. Now, I don’t pay that much attention to the media as I once did. All I watch on tv anymore is reruns of Law and Order and occasionally the Military channel has something good. But here’s what’s recently occurred to me: In the Moral Warrior discussion, I kept making references to Machiavellian mentality. Now, I don’t believe that Nick was right in his assumptions about the human race as a whole. And yet, we possess all this evidence to the contrary. What then occurred to me was that people are not shortsighted, clumsy, ignorant people with limited attention spans. But they can be made to believe that they are that way. Like I said, I’m not really sure what the media is propagating now, but when I was young and in the 90s, the “hip” people weren’t exactly Noble Laureates. There was a lot of emphasis on avoiding being what the media deemed unattractive. And looking back on my life, I don’t remember ever thinking the people who the media made out to be heroes, if they existed at all, were ever cool. It seemed like the media was selling us on the marketable idea who was cool and who was not. Perhaps this is nothing new, or old for that matter, but I’ve suddenly become aware of the power the media possessed to dictate what we, as a culture, thought was cool. Unfortunately, I don’t have time to delve too deeply into this, but I am curious as to what other thing on this.

June 20, 2012 at 3:11 pm

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