Best Selling Novels, Hour 5
"We Are All Idiots"
Our biggest fault in society today is that we use our eyes, ears, and mouths far too
often while we seldom seem to involve our minds. The media has noticed this pattern
over the decades and, using the power of our intellectual handicap, has become both
societies' most influential figurehead and societies' most corrupt evil. "The average
household has the television set in use for about seven hours per day. That means the
average person watches about thirty hours per week" 1. During these hours, we are
bombarded with political critiques and commercials for material products that attempt to sell us a mindset or agenda that is paid for by the highest bidder. Whether we
realize it or not, these messages are sinking into our subconscious on a subliminal level
and influencing our views on the way we live.
There is a large problem in the fact that we not only allow our minds to be affected so easily, but also that we are beginning to trust in what the media tells us above what we are told by government leaders. At this exact moment in time, 54.4% of Americans do not approve of the job George W. Bush is doing during his second term as President. I ask you, is it not possible that the media has turned us against our President? After all, whom do we look to for information on his administration? For that matter, who took the poll on his approval? Are we all idiots following the voices from the television and radio so blindly?
Animal Farm is a one hundred and twenty-eight page political satire written by George Orwell. While the book may have been written as a parody of the Russian revolution, it can be used as a more relevant parallel to modern America. In the story, animals living on a farm grow tired of their mundane living conditions and incompetent owner, Mr. Jones, after a beloved prized pig rallies them by preaching against their way of life. "It is crystal... [continues]
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