When was the last time you watched a blockbuster movie? A sight that tickles the the part of you that responds to “Excellent Creativity”? Mind blowing arrangement of pictorial and thematic expressions. Wow, my love for films is an exciting strength, although sometimes it can be a powerful distraction. But that is not what we are talking about today. While I watched one of my favourite series:- The Originals, a thought stung me on the mastery of the art of strategic penetrative persistent persuasion ( My coinage, see as the thing long fah) by Hollywood.
They continually sneak in themes they want to give generally acceptability, and continue a gradual push into the minds of their target audience. Yes, there are academic researches into the power of the media to affect the human mind e.g. the Hypodermic Needle theory; ( Magic bullet) but let me give an unorthodox and practical example that I felt I should share.
The resistance to the issues of gays and LGBT is gradually reducing. Making use of the best of screen plays, they( Hollywood) gradually inject the storyline that portray these people as normal like you ( Which they are in a sense- Generally), living good lives and achieving milestones. Like the continued droplets of water on the rock, the mind continues to wear off its resistance, that you do not even see it as abnormal again. It becomes one of the normal places in the film, you can appreciate it without detesting the act.
My point is, they have continued to use the best of films to pass across sometimes the worst of morals; hence utilizing creativity to help get to the mind directly without the security checks of our moral compass. The more we get exposed to these themes, the more they get subtly appreciated by our mind; building step blocks for more intensive persuasion and adjustment of belief.
Now, what is the message:- be careful what you see because they have the capacity to affect how you think on the long run, by extension how you act. Ehen, for those of us that are attracted by creativity; let us make efforts to create stronger moral blocks (Filter blocks) to crush the negatives before they reach impact points. Do you get what I mean? I hope you do…. I would love comments on what we think on this matter? questions that puncture this thought or expands the horizons of the study? and any other sentiments. This will help for a robust interactive discussion.
Disclaimer: Do I think Gays are normal people like us ? Yes of course. But are they doing the right thing? No. Should I condemn the act? Yes of course, I condemn it vehemently; but do I condemn and judge the people? No now, I be God. Its daddy’s desire that all men be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth( JESUS), but love is the perfect way as shown by the master. This disclaimer is important based on the usage of the gay theme in the post.