As I close my eyes and drift away to a land where there is love, health, peace and blessings. I wanted to take the time to think and reflect, particularly with regards to the idea of the media spectacle, that I recently read and reflected upon.
I think that without a doubt this idea is true, and simply put just as any other social construction, the media is also constructed so that political belief, ideology, or how and where social progression is desired or deemed. This can be neither good or bad, but quite often will challenge the receiver to make his / her own sense of what is being transmitted / broadcasted. This is especially what I thought about when I related the question of why? Why did the terrorist attacks of 9/11 take place? Were these terrorist attacks purposely created to breed hate, create national / international divisions, and Islamaphobia? I thought about that maybe this was the case, especially when I saw the following sign at the Oculus; transportation hub, mall and tribute to 9/11.
I think it has to be true that the 9/11 terrorist attacks were planned and took place on purpose. To create divisions, divides. For a nation that was historically built / developed by immigrants, known for a nation where one could dream, and make dreams come true, a freedom loving nation; purposely attacked. An attack on freedom, religious freedom, and a historical moment for the creation of Eastern / Western civilization divides. Whilst these thoughts continue to seek answers and are speculative to the question of why? They do are written to exemplify how current events and the media spectacle intertwine to transmit a specific desired message to an audience. Quite often the mass public who believe what is received, but maybe not so true as perceived.
Dedication:As I have written these thoughts just a month after the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, we continue to honor with the memorials of 9/11. We continue to hope for peace, love and unification. To all who sacrificed and served for our freedom, loving nation. God Bless You, and God Bless America!