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PoliCon
02-08-2009, 12:03 AM
an interesting article - and not just because of the very accurate assessment of Pittsburgh roads and weather either. I'm interested in what other people think about his conclusions.


http://www.americanvision.org/article/popular-culture-as-a-worldview-wedge/

The goal of parading homosexual “heroes” is to get young people—who will one day be decision makers—accustomed to seeing homosexual characters in positions of leadership and authority.

MrsSmith
02-08-2009, 03:33 PM
an interesting article - and not just because of the very accurate assessment of Pittsburgh roads and weather either. I'm interested in what other people think about his conclusions.


http://www.americanvision.org/article/popular-culture-as-a-worldview-wedge/

Seems pretty obvious. The entertainment industry as a whole has been pushing the country left for quite some time. This is one reason why I doubt the given reasons our schools fail to teach..an illiterate (or semi-literate) populace will believe what they see in entertainment far more than a populace that is attuned to learning...and far more than those, like the much-maligned Christians, that are attuned to truth. Remember, the forces of evil have a very cunning creature on their side.

FlaGator
02-08-2009, 09:39 PM
Entertainment and the media have long been used to influence the views of society. Look at the war bonds ads and patriot messages of the 40's in order to get society to support the Second World War and accept the rationing and resource storages. Comic books were no different. Captain America was originally a hero of WWII and Superman because combating Fascists and Nazis.

Now the entertainment industry is dominated by a new liberal mindset that believes that the only people who have moral failings are those who disagree with them. They believe homosexuality is a morally correct lifestyle and now put forth that view point. In the 70s it was sexual immorality that Hollywood put in its crosshairs and now look at the number of abortions, teen pregnancies single parent families in society. Adultery is no longer considered a big deal and marriage as a viable institution is discouraged.

The entertainment industry likes to claim that they are only a mirror and they reflect what is already going on in society. This is true to some extent but if you look at media behavior they are more like a magnifying glass that exaggerates a segment of society that they approve of and then promote that segment as admirable and that we should strive to accept and emulate it.

It is all very sad. There is very little that those who see an issue can do to popularize their opposing opinion. It is an uneven playing field that even the internet cannot balance. People can talk about this or that but how can words compete against a movie that glorifies amoral behavior and tells people that this behavior is something we should strive to imitate?