I sit here, partially watching the news whilst I check my email accounts and do some general administrative stuff. I swore to myself I would not blog this week. I’m exhausted, and I was taking the week off. Even WordPress didn’t want me to post a blog tonight, as it bombed out on this post once already – I lost 3/4 of this post that I had finished fine-tuning with such gusto.
Not even technical issues will stop me, as I cannot hold back. I’m incredibly troubled by the messages and pictures the media portray to us in this day and age. The war, the bloodshed, the hysteria. Perpetuating a need for us to see pictures of a dead body. I believe that the mass media are one of the main contributors to the increasing desensitisation of people within our society, the prevalence of violence and the proliferation of the virus that is hatred. But we are also at fault, as most of us sit there not questioning what we are seeing – lapping it up.
I know some of you may not understand where I am coming from, therefore I leave you these words from Martin Luther King Jr: