Wednesday, February 28, 2007

One For The Philosophers

In the comments to this post, ‘Guardian Apostate’ points out C4’s ‘Shameless’ as a great example of the MSM pushing dysfunction. Funnily enough, I thought of that, but I don’t think it’s as bad as ‘Torchwood’ simply because it at least has some kind of plot and decent writing. On the other hand though, maybe that’s worse – it’s slick and well-written propagandising for social chaos. So there's the question: which is morally worse ? A completely worthless piece of junk, whose sole distinction is its relentless depiction of borderline sociopathic behaviour as normal, or a brilliantly produced piece of work with many admirable qualities which, by the by, does an excellent job of promoting such pathologies ?

Beats me, I’m just waiting for the MSM to carry something really alternative and subversive, you know, like a series depicting a functional traditional family, a successful and well-adjusted businessman or a Christian who isn’t a serial-killing pervert.

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