Boston Terror – Another Red Pill / Blue Pill Moment for America
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Americans love to be entertained, and we love to watch other people’s lives unfold in chaos, scandal and violence. We love narratives about conquering evil with overwhelming firepower. We love scripts and adventures, and swashbuckling gun battles, underdogs, dead bad guys and heroic gunfighters. We love to suspend disbelief and open ourselves to fantasy.
Lately the mainline media narrative offered up by the big few media companies has given us a lot to take in. Just a couple of weeks ago, North Korea was targeting us with nukes, then on we went to the terrible Boston bombings and ensuing manhunt. The prevailing message is that Americans are increasingly being targeted for political reasons, we are insecure and vulnerable in a dangerous world … so get used to it.
By keeping ideas like these at the forefront of our consciousness, and constantly switching up the narrative to add more bogeymen, more intrigue, more detail, and more potential for disaster, our mainline media directs our collective conversation and steals our attention away from whatever it does not wish for us to discuss. It fills the role of 24-hour culture-creator and idea-nanny, forever plotting the course for our social anxieties, ensuring that we are never without big, big concerns.
The real events and interests in our lives seem to have little connection with, or impact on, the events taking place in the mainline media narrative. Yet, this ongoing story certainly does have a real effect on our lives. The narrative instructs us, and speaks at us, while our interests and desires have zero effect on the direction the narrative takes.
It works this way to dis-empower the individual, so that the collective can be more easily molded by those with the intent to exploit us.