Monday, July 30, 2007

"Times have not become more violent. They have just become more televised."

Marilyn Manson (1969 - )

3 Comments:

Blogger Michelle said...

Perhaps violent events have also become more glorified as well as televised.

What a sad commentary on our priorities.

8:16 AM  
Blogger puggimer said...

Violence is not more glorified now. It isn't even more realistic. What it is now is faked.

In the past, if there was violence, it was real. The gladiators did not wash off the fake blood and go out for a drink afterward - they were carted out of the arena to be buried if they lost.

Executions used to not only be public, but they were times of great public gatherings - families would pack a picnic and make a day of it.

During the civil war familes used to sit on their front porches and watch the battles.

The difference is today when we see someone hacked to death, or limbs blown off, it is all faked, so it is no big deal. We enjoy our violence from the safe comfort of our own living rooms.

Which is probably much more sad than the thought of the world becoming more violent.

10:34 AM  
Blogger teresa said...

"If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace."
~ John Lennon

7:07 AM  

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