mainstream media

Dear Sheeple…


Found this meme on Facebook and I think it brings up a good point:
Media sensationalized the issues in France but chooses not to share with viewers what is happening in other places of the world (the Middle East), we are given a biased perspective and must use this to determine what is truth. How is it possible? Fair?
Subconsciously we adopt that bias within ourselves. Our actions and reactions to news about horrible violence create surges of negativity within communities back home.

When there is no conversation between people to contextualize the atrocities we see/hear in the media it has to come out somehow. In Peterborough, what seems to be a targeted hate crime has been committed to the town’s only Mosque. This action is full of hatred, racism and Islamophobia; enforced by the media since 9/11.

If you cannot feel empathy for other humans on this planet, there is a problem. People are losing themselves in their feelings, becoming hate machines fueled on violence and instant gratification.

Sensationalized, automatized. Open your eyes!

The violence is not because of a whole race of people, it is only a select few.

Re-frame your thoughts and question what you hear/read/see constantly.

– Question the West – 



-Question- the West

I know the feels.

I don’t associate myself with much mainstream media anymore because I think it is all a big distraction from the real issues at hand.

“I don’t wanna watch television
I don’t wanna listen to the radio
I don’t wanna drown in American society.”

Problem is, because I choose to entertain myself with different types of movies , radio stations or new sources I’m starting to find it really hard to communicate/relate to most people my age.

Why do you think it is so easy to get sucked into mainstream media? Why is it so believable?

I am reading Evelyn Waugh’s Scoop for English class and it is causing new discussions for what/who determines mainstream reality and ‘news’. It is interesting to reactions when people realize that most of what they know about the current situation of our world has been documented and constructed by people who have under-lying motives at hand.  Industry, Politics, Consumer-culture.

What I mean to say is, QUESTION what information you are given. Don’t be afraid to read CBC or underground news sources like Rabble to get a second or third opinion on a matter. Sometimes newspapers/musicians/filmmakers are muzzled by other powers that do not want the general public to know everything.

So question things, my friend.

& I don’t know about you, but I don’t wanna drown in [Western] society.