The press, media, journalism and the ways in which the state and the system communicates with us reflect the hc. They are man-made, our reality.
I think a good analogy for our circumstances is the end of the Roman Empire. Except there are no Barbarians. Nor are there frontiers for we are global, many times in many ways over. Civilisation developed out of agriculture and diversity. It is global urbanisation and employment now – mobilisation and utilisation, of monoculture, development and massing. Somewhat lemming like, we’ve now thrown ourselves through the exponential curve.
I think of it as a tsunami wave as it rears up right, shattering throughout and from below, like a giant taken down at the knee. Though the initially subtle and sublime distant ripple of a wave has made itself obvious, humanity keeps going. Journalism can only reflect that.
Like the bread to the masses at the Colosseum, we are fed multimedia stuff – the content and medium, life-style and purpose, lost in denial just to keep going. I place my hope in a relation with my whole while he is alive and Earth sustains us, for myself but for others also, in their relation with their whole. Our whole’s do not deny our isolation or communion.