This speech is so relevant today with the explosion of the internet and Facebook.
In 1976, the issue was TV.
Today the problem has expanded to "Social Media". Turn it all off.
2:32 - 2:46 the most prophetic piece of scripted dialogue ever written in regards to media.
This movie is a satire on tv broadcasting but I'll be damned if those words didn't come true in real life.
Howard Beale in "Network"
I’m now experiencing the phenomenon of disconnection. That might seem like a no-brainer after 10 months of COVID, but it’s a different strain, so to speak.
Rather than being a separation from the people around me, either due to the oddity of masks or the cancellation of events, it’s a disconnection from society more broadly.
Those who label words as violence do so with the sole purpose of justifying violence against words.