This morning, I was having a conversation with my husband about how much control the mass media really has. Radio, television, newspapers, magazines, and the internet are all very influential in our daily lives. Media dictates what we put on our bodies and what we put into our bodies. I had to wonder how it all began. Not from the stand point of the technological breakthroughs that have occurred over the years but from a more human point of view. How did we (human beings all over the world) allow ourselves to be manipulated and controlled by the media moguls? Thinking about this over and over made me realize the control that media has (right now) was not initially intended for malevolent behavior. If we think about the developments that have led our societies through all the magnificent evolutions, we can easily see the staggering benefits of having a media conglomerate. Of course, there would also need to be a primary focus on continuously updating people about health issues, breakthroughs, transportation developments, etc. With absolutely NO regard for profits, leading an industry, obtaining votes, etc. I look at this from the perspective of good health and living a life fulfilled and happy.
Think about this scenario:
Our society began consuming animal products with absolutely no bad side effects then as time went on, there seemed to be disease and terminal health issues cropping up all over the place. With an advanced, mature, wellness-centered leadership, a media conglomerate could immediately inform our society to discontinue this consumption. They could do it with as much "pomp and circumstance" as would be necessary if they were trying to sell to consumers.
Imagine a Pepsi-like commercial that gave you actual evidence that eating certain animal products could cause your digestive system to become compromised. This type of advertising could save the planet. While we are on the topic of saving the planet, what if the major car manufacturers could develop commercials advocating sustainable living. These commercials would be just as entertaining as their latest car commercial but instead of being targeted toward the consumer's vanity and need to feel superior; they would give REAL information about green living and sustainable methods to coexist on this planet with other life forms (i.e. trees, plants, animals, etc). The media's current malevolent practices are an abomination to the idea of organized, life-centered mass information systems. We could be such a GREAT race of human beings if we could discontinue this hallucinogenic need for power, money, and omnipresent control of the world!