Media Violence and the Decline of America

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“Corporate greed is the beating heart of America!” (Law & Order) There is an insatiable hunger that strikes every commercial business. It is an unquenchable desire for more money. Who wants more money? Most corporations do not have to think more than once about this question. They already know the answer. Their only mission is to increase the amount of money they make in one way or another, and to discover effective ways to acquire even more of this coveted resource. Businesses exist for money and use money to exist. Quite simply, they are controlled by how much money they have or how much debt they have. They are controlled entirely by greed and the love of money. The truth is that most corporations would do anything in order to …show more content…
On the other hand, this study did show that in 1996 to 1997 there was a decrease in the number of series on the air that contained violence, but that in the third year of the study the number of shows containing violent content began increasing again, and the shows contained “real or re-created images of animals attacking or killing people.” Furthermore, Carol Olsen proclaims, in an article titled “Carol Olson: Senior Columnist: Too much violence on TV and movies”, it states shockingly “there has been a mass shooting somewhere in America ALMOST monthly since 2009”. Her belief is that the violence in the media, including video games, teaches the viewer to “shoot and kill people just for the fun of it” and that in addition to that the reality based television programs portray family members that behave badly toward one another. Dishonesty and loss of values are what is portrayed by these families via many lies and deceitful behavior, and Olsen’s belief is that it is not possible to be surrounded by so much cruelty and anger without it having an effect on you; I agree wholeheartedly. Contrarily, some of the supporters of these types of programs defer to the first amendment and claim that censorship violates their freedom of speech, and in a way I agree that it does; however, I believe as a society we must weigh the pros and the cons, and that the

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