I was actually bringing up these themes of exactly this manner with my family last night, after the movies conclusion. Anti-class, anti-poverty and anti-controlled rebellion is something that has always been present in humanity, but it can't be denied that it becomes more and more apparent throughout media and fiction of the newer generation, especially with the cast of the internet as the wildfire it can be in regards to ideas, knowledge and symbols. With this in mind, take your head out of the "fiction", out of the movie, out of the book, and look at the /purpose of/ and /production/ of the objective vs. subjective elements of the movie as well the as the books in regards to real life. With ideas of anti-controlled government and equalization thriving over the masses, just looking at the historical progression of things particularly in regards to an organized human government or other group, doesn't it make you wonder; So how far is the /next/ generation going to take us? It starts with an idea. It starts with a message. It starts with a symbol. Even if that message is carefully drawn out through fiction and entertainment behind the underlying principals. It can't be denied that one of the greatest historical motivators for such a growth in the idea, even to this very day, would be the experience of the holocaust.
So, even groups that we are convinced to trust must be sweating in their steps to some degree, but then, as this article poorly but still blatantly points out, there is the distraction of the media and it's affect to pollute the purpose of the idea that started out as something important. Example: Instead of reading into this fiction for what it is and drawing out what it stands for, you might end up collecting licensed merchandize of it to express to others that you like it too, completely missing the point of the idea altogether. It's a distraction. Not to say I don't support creativity, I'm an artist after all, and promote creativity so long as it promotes AN IDEA, but you can't deny the commercialization of things that started out with a purpose and a message that get lost in the mass-production of it.
I mean, consider the commercialization of holidays, like Christmas, Halloween and Valentines Day, for example. I see more seasonal junk at work that people spend hundreds of collected dollars on to celebrate something they really don't even know why they're celebrating anymore. They're distractions from the reality of what they traditionally meant and how things modernly have grown to become. It's a negative desensitization that hides behind popular culture. And people just fall right into the flow of things, most of which not even minutely noticing how much it affects them or the masses that they continue it.
Things aren't necessarily changing as much as they're growing, becoming less contained, and the growth of an idea, a symbol, a meaning; that is what /can/ produce an exceptionally positive production in the end, so long as /that/ doesn't come out polluted by, often times, just plain selfishness and prejudice in mass numbers.
Don't allow yourself to become distracted.
((Totally just stumbles upon this article /completely/ by accident, and I consider it's writing rather poor, it could have done a lot better to have presented what it was clearly trying to suggest and represent, it could have picked a number of better outlets than Harry Potter as a secondary example, I actually got a little bored the longer I read from it, personally; nonetheless, it's a message, and although elementarily presented, it is a message that I have /always/ tried to promote in my life and with my work. Look beyond the objective quality of it. It is not necessarily as bad an article as it's writing quality, as it is a decent article for what it's trying to promote. Again, just another distraction. Never be too judgmental.))
Open your mind. Think for yourself.
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