Thursday, February 03, 2011

The fracture of culture

I was listening to MPR recently and the moderator was talking about the facture of culture and used the Cosby episode as an example. I forget the exact specifics for numbers they used but the conversation went like this in the 80’s 25 million people tuned in to watch the Crosby’s every night. Today the most popular show on television is American idol and it pulls in about 10 million people. They discussed the implications for talking at the water cooler and having moments with people who our outside of your subculture. These moments of common understanding and common relation are becoming more rare. It then went on to discuss the larger impacts of a fragmented culture that don’t have these elements to relate to one another.

I started to wonder what is the common thread that binds our larger American culture? I am still wondering…

Every answer I come up with Is still a fragment of the total culture. Is our common culture that we have no common culture? What does that mean for rallying people to address problems?


Rocketstar said...

Common thread... greed and the illusion of the american dream.

Congrats by the way!

Rocketstar said...