Addicted to Distraction by Bruce G Charlton is a brilliant, pithy, and incisive analysis and condemnation of the modern mass media and its semipurposeful agenda of permanent revolution, permanent hysteria, and permanent chaos.
His comments are as cutting as the scalpel of a surgeon performing an autopsy, and his insights as bright and clear as the merciless lights in an operating theater.
Can a fish drown? Can it even notice the waters in which it lives and moves? No more than we can notice the totalitarian relativism of the modern mass media.
The Mass Media is a roaring, grinding attention-grabbing machine which operates with no set purpose; except the purpose to subvert, uncreate, mock and destroy. It does not matter what the media destroys. Pointless subversion is the point of the media, and the medium is the message.
By all means read and understand this book ... and then go out by yourself into the calm and silent wilderness for a year.
John C Wright
In this groundbreaking study, Bruce Charlton sheds brilliant light on basic features of our current situation. He develops Marshall McLuhan’s insight that “the medium is the message” into a deeply illuminating account of the mass media as a self-sustaining techno-cultural system that absorbs the whole of human life into a virtual world of willfulness and unreality.
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