Sunday, October 18, 2009

"I want my country back" an Expression of Despair in this Period of Great Transition (McLuhan)

Marshall McLuhan talked about the effects of change brought about be media. For example in The Medium is the Massage, McLuhan quotes Alfred North Whitehead
The major advances in civilization are processes that all but wreck the societies in which they occur.
McLuhan states
Innumerable confusions and a profound feeling of despair invariable emerge in periods of great technological and cultural transitions.
In the health care forums held by congresspeople earlier this fall, we heard the cry
I want my country back!
This was that profound feeling of despair McLuhan mentioned.

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