Bongbong in the Social Media Spectacle of the Millennials
The creepiest horror shows in the TV spectacle, for me, are not shown during Halloween, but during election periods. It is when the typical series of advertisements suddenly turn into a marathon of the biggest horror shows of all time. The channels then are swarmed with onscreen villains, I mean politicians, who would disturb my sleep for a couple of nights. Out of these horror shows, Bongbong Marcos’ “Tayo ang Bukas” ad tops my list of the most unsettling and terrifying scary movies in the TV spectacle category. It has haunted me long after its 45-second airtime.
The scene opens as the camera zooms into a middle-aged man in a business attire, I call him victim one, saying, “Hindi…show more content… He shares the same fears of Socrates’ that people would, “cease to exercise their memory and become forgetful,” if they rely so much on these substitute and accessible knowledge. And Carr still agrees with him, that because people would be able to “receive a quantity of information without proper instruction,” they would “be thought very knowledgeable when they are for the most part quite ignorant.” They would be “filled with the conceit of wisdom instead of real wisdom.” But Carr reminds us that there also many advantages despite these fears. It would serve to spread information, spur fresh ideas, and expand human knowledge (if not wisdom). My own analysis is that it has now become an issue of reliability, on what perspective we should view as the truth, and on how to distinguish it from construct reality. So in Carr’s view, should we be guilty? Certainly. The medium offers us almost all the knowledge that we need to know about the Marcos regime, thus, we should make it as our moral responsibility to know the truth behind the crimes committed in our past, and do whatever we can to prevent