One of main ideas explored in this class that has resonated with me so far is the idea of the indirect mind control the media has over society or many groups of people. The question of who controls the media, so many of us consume? Why do we dedicate our attention to such media sources? It may be to escape the boring/routine realities of some of our lives, to keep up with our favorite celebrities/the current trends or simply for pure entertainment. Personally, I often find myself caught up in some of the media stories about today’s celebs. I wonder if it’s really mind control if I ultimately made the decision to look up or follow these stories since no one forced me to. I like the idea of having something to discuss/debate online about a trend or big news story that the media has blown up. So, I think part of the “mind control” is really a personal habit many of us develop over the years of being exposed to various media sources.
Mind Control – Tony T.