Does anyone live near the casino?
September 22, 2014 9:08 am at 9:08 am #1042564
No, that is not what I’m saying at all. You want to see things as a matter of direct cause and effect, as if it is a quid pro quo. It is nothing of the sort. The media, of which you are a part, wants to construct narratives on the basis of an outcome being the direct result of a particular influence. This is not always, or even usually, the case. If you examine the nature of how some one tells a story (which is what all media entities essentially do), what they attempt to do is to link a particular fact with a particular outcome, and document the process involved in which one things leads to another. But that process, inevitably, takes place within a context that involves much more than a direct linkage. In fact, the linkage is created, not by a direct quid pro quo, but by virtue of the structure of the environment in which the narrative takes place. Narratives about an event, words used to tell a story, are not a matter of accident or on the spot creation, or derived from “objective” analysis, or the result of “laziness,” they represent and are derived from an engagement, an immersion, with an (politically charged) environment. All words used to depict anything, any human, any action, any event, are fundamentally political in their nature. Anyone who does not understand that basic fact has missed not only the message in the story of genesis but the basis behind every political campaign being waged today.
I understand what you’re saying. I just don’t think it accurately/entirely explains the issue.
Not sure why you’ve taken the passive-aggressive/condescending tone either. But I guess now’s as good a time as any to say that this derailed conversation should probably continue in the other thread where it’s more on-topic:September 22, 2014 9:37 am at 9:37 am #1042568
I just wish something like this website had existed 25 years ago.
Then I would have moved to town with no knowledge and moved directly into Greenbriar East apartments.
What an exciting year that was.
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