Another group of NRx-ers that spill tens of thousands of internet words, and never ONCE mentions “television” “radio” or “cinema.” Not in the article, not in the comments.
Everything they are saying is true to one degree or another. Female hypergamy, economic incentives, state power as “alpha male” over average husbands. They even, to some degree, understand the “status” aspect.
But they just don’t seem to get it, they just don’t seem to get that “status” – thus, social mores – are now created and maintained by the mass electronic media.
I know some of these NRx-ers on the “manosphere” side totally get it when it comes to social media. They understand that “thots” are posting pictures of themselves on Facebook and getting a dopamine fix from “likes.” Good. Facebook – social media – is the natural development of electronic mass media.
Of course, these NRx bloggers just don’t seem to notice that blogging is the equivalent of thots posting bikini pictures on facebook – it’s just that the NRx blogging form of social media whoring appeals to, typically, introverted analytical types – and getting comments is the equivalent of “likes” in your bikini picture.
How is it people are so utterly self-unaware? How is it that all these Big Brained Brads never, ever, ever discuss the electronic mass media and how that affected social status?
We all learn in high school that the new technology of the printing press helped spread the Reformation. We all read that FDR’s radio “fireside chats” helped make him popular. But no one can figure out that the post-WWII “television in every home” had a significant, world-altering effect? F. Roger Devlin did point out that cinema introduced Rudolph Valentino which made everyday women less impressed by their husbands because he was literally the most handsome man they had ever seen – and the fact he’s being projected up on that screen fools the lizard brain into thinking you’re actually seeing a real person.
Plenty of the conservatives bemoan pornography and explain that it “tricks your lizard brain into thinking you’re actually having sex.” The worst dregs of the MGTOW-manosphere even talk about VR sex and sex robots and how that will make them independent of women (eyeroll.)
OK, fine, but no one is going to incorporate the general principle of electronic mass media into their analysis of the ills of the modern world?
Is this some sort of conspiracy? Is it just TOO OBVIOUS to point this out? Electronic mass media is a product of the 20th century. We can NAME NAMES – we can point to SPECIFIC PEOPLE in SPECIFIC COMPANIES that controlled the electronic mass media starting from the very beginning.
There were about 5 Hollywood studios in cinema, and radio and later television were dominated by JUST THREE companies: ABC, CBS, and NBC.
Maybe the answer is just too simple, it’s just too obvious, so the Big Brain Brads try to make it really complicated or subtle because, otherwise, how are they going to signal their high IQ, verbal abilities, and higher morality when the answer is just that obvious?