Friday, February 15, 2008

GO YE INTO ALL THE WORLD AND...CONSUME
Nine days into Lent...are we fasting yet?

This is one of the typical gut-checking statements in John Fischer's book On a Hill Too Far Away:

"Society today is a consumer market, not given to much thought about anything--a society with a myriad of answers to choose from, any one of them as true as the next. This society does not question or contemplate meaning, it merely records data much as one would absorb sixty channels of cable TV all at once. It is a society incapable of making any lasting value judgments; whatever is printed or flashed on the screen is true… It should be pretty clear by now that most 'television ministry' has become merely one more channel of passive entertainment."

Graphic: "Consumers" by Yazan Khalifeh at Ramallah Underground

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