Transforming the Media
Our technocratic society uses the mass media as an instrument of mind control and threatens those who dissent or resist with violent reprisals (for example, nonviolent drug offenders seeking to explore their own consciousness face draconian prison sentences). Through incessant media bombardment and government fear-mongering, people are conditioned to believe that oppression, injustice, violence and inequality are normal and inevitable.
How do we repurpose the mass media and communications infrastructure the capitalist system has bequeathed to us? Instead of marketing consumerism and keeping people fearful, our networks of media and social tools can promote different values – responsible, Earth-honouring ones – and solution-based approaches to our current problems. We can provide people with tangible tools for changing their lifestyles in major and minor ways – sharing resources, conserving energy, building communities and so on. We can shift people away from dependence on distant authorities towards local autonomy and resilience. Let's explore this topic and then make it happen.#media