When viewing a documentary on the creators and creation of Hollywood, there was an interesting snippet about how much influence Hollywood had on creating the image of America. What was so interesting about the clip was that the speaker was not referring to how Hollywood influenced the image outside of America but how Hollywood actually created the image of America and Americans fell in line with that image in the 1920s. Here is the clip:
Influence of Hollywood on American Society… by earlhardaway
Also of note is how Hollywood was setup much like the church. The speaker even refers to movie houses (theaters) as temples which are attended weekly by 75% of Americans. Which might explain why television shows are set to have a new episode weekly and that almost all movies debut on the same day of the week…week after week. Like the church, the battle is to get you there every week and to insert their ideology into you every week. The invent of the television up the ante by not even requiring you to leave the home to get your weekly (sometimes daily) dose. Now in the era of laptops, tablets and smartphones that access is 24/7/365. Non-stop programming of your consciousness.
Unlike the entertainment industry, human functionality has not changed. So if movies shown once a week were able to fundamentally change the way an entire nation sees itself, what type of power can continuous access to your mind bring?