[From „Carbomb III“ by Jonas Staal, 2007]
Everybody needs an enemy. I have found my own enemy in the so-called media. Enemies are exchangeable, but I have found a good opponent. In essence, I see the media as a portrait of myself, as an exaggerated version of my own need for order and my own need for an overall picture. The media and I are both desirous of order, in a world which is without order.
In a short time, the media have become experts in reducing complex world issues to a perfectly organised group of ‘hit’ items. This enables people to quickly gain insight into what is happening in the world; they can squeeze it in between a 9 to 5 job, a plate of meat, two veg and potatoes and the National Lottery show. These days, this is referred to the ‘free information market’. This is a market built on a sort of never-ending sale of wars, plane crashes, tsunamis, terrorist attacks and various forms of extremism; it’s almost a sort of public supermarket or a Top 40 ranking.
From: „THE ART OF DISTRUST“ by Jonas Staal by Daniel (2006)