To add some perspective here, Netflix is run by Reed Hastings, a longtime corporate education reform supporter. As well, Marvel is owned by Disney. I haven’t heard of them dabbling in this realm, so if anyone can show where they have I would be more than happy to see it. What kills me is that the Marvel heroes are supposed to look out for the little guy, the man on the street. Welcome to the new age of Marvel! I’ve been a fan since 1977, but ever since Disney took over, it’s been about the bottom line. What’s next, a public service message from Spider-Man telling parents “opt-out isn’t cool, kids need to be tested”?
“The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the minds of the masses.”
I’m with Brother Malcolm on this.
The media matters. And not just the news.
We learn what is real from the stories we tell ourselves and allow to be told about us. We construct our view of reality based on fairy tales, soap operas, rap lyrics and energy drink commercials.
There are cultural truths left unspoken that govern the very way we think. When the media speaks, we listen.
How dangerous, then, that we allow money to write the script. We let the 1% define who is an enemy and who is a friend. It’s no surprise that this almost always aligns with their interests.
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