The Power of The Media Part 2

Nowadays, the media is very forceful and aggressive. This generation is coerced into following someone's ideas, concepts and beliefs and if they stray from the common narrative, they are labelled as bad people or failures. This is contrary to what is actually important, such as individualism and bravery. The media's relentless messages can lead individuals to believe that being a victim and a coward is acceptable, that there is no use in speaking up, and that someone else is always in control. This can be especially dangerous during a child's formative years, when they are most impressionable.

The media often uses fear to control people, a tactic that has been used for generations. We are bombarded with news about wars, pandemics, terrorism, and other frightening events. Rarely do we hear positive or uplifting news stories. Media conglomerates feed us only the most horrifying and hurtful information they can find, even if it is falsified. The best way to control people's minds and sell news and advertisements is through fear, so this is what they do.

Technological advancements have only made things worse. The last 30 years have seen more technological developments than ever before, including biological weapons, killer robots, and artificial intelligence. These advancements could have disastrous consequences and this causes fear and confusion among the population. Seeing all of this fear and confusion is exactly what the big powerhouses want. We wonder why so many people seem to be impacted by mental health issues now more than ever before. 

The people in power want to keep the population scared, feeling socially rejected and helpless. Media conglomerates are owned by even larger conglomerates that want to control people's minds and make them believe that their thoughts are original. However, we should object to being manipulated and try to use our common sense. Unfortunately, common sense is not always that common.

I’ll leave you to ponder that for a while. Until next time, 

Gian Paolo Aliatis