You should boycott pop culture

The Wise Sloth

Since the invention of television, mass marketing, and focus groups (to name a few social forces) the major media companies in America have made it standard operating procedure to produce content that appeals to the largest number of people (or as the media industry calls us, “consumers”). On one level this is just good business sense. Entertainment is a product that’s created to sell for a profit. Every business wants to sell as much of their product as they can in order to make as much money as possible. So the logical thing to do is to make your product marketable to the widest audience possible.

In and of itself, there’s nothing wrong with this. Where I find fault is the mainstream media’s execution of this concept. Decades ago they started scientifically documenting that, while everyone has their own, unique beliefs, everyone also has the same basic desires and psychological…

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