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Friday, March 2, 2007

Are you a walking-talking television?

I have a question for you. Are you a walking-talking CNN? Or a walking talking NBC? You can just replace CNN or NBC with whatever media you listen to or watch faithfully. Seriously, think about. Do you really repeat everything those news stations report? I know people who do. If CNN or some other news stations says something positive or negative, that is what those people repeat. Gone are the days when critical discussions and debates were exercised? Hope not. That is one way to kill democracy.

How does one become a walking-talking TV? I get surprised and disgusted when I meet people who think that just because it was on the media, it must be accurate. Forget about the other side or the other point of view. Come on, people wake up. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of different points of views on issues that you and your neighbor are concerned with. Read or listen to what others are saying. Ask questions. Do research. Reignite your curiosity. This is one way to keep democracy alive and well, is when we are thinking critically and not afraid to discuss or debate civilly.

That is our democratic duty.

2 comments:

guerrilla radio said...

SlingShot,
alias a new musical intifida in Palestine.

By the hiphop a band of rappers in Gaza
try to destroy the israelian wall of apartheid
see the video on:
http://guerrillaradio.iobloggo.com/

Victor,
italian blogger from Milan

FA said...

Isn't it interesting that the Palestinians are using the media in contemporary ways to deliver the message, their struggle?

This is awesome!