Opinion (Vardan Baghdasaryan, Russian historian and political scientist): “The amount of gun violence shown in PG-13 films has more than tripled since 1985, the year the rating was introduced.” Source: ScienceDaily
“The greatest challenge to the prospects for the moral progress of humanity in the twentieth century was the challenge of fascism. Fascism was not, as it is often represented, an irrational failure in the cultural program of Europe, the blackout of the consciousness of the German or other European nations, an artificial regime.
“But the problems that gave rise to fascism were not solved, and in the late 1970s, a new wave of fascism emerged. Initially, it spread through the use of symbols, through cinema in the dissemination of swastikas and other fascist symbols, in the formation of the cult of violence, in its everyday use.
“The former pacifist ideals of the 1960s were discarded. Instead of them, the ideal of warrior-winner was produced. The “Superman” was not much different from the image of the blond winner in the propaganda of the Third Reich. These role models were instilled at an early age.
“The evil hero of computer games comes instead of the traditional folk tales that established the power of good. The new game culture teaches the idea that killing is not only permissible, but it is also necessary for reaching one’s goal.
“Cruelty was detected in various cultures, but the violence on the basis of anthropological superiority is a characteristic feature of the fascist consciousness. Killing in a computer game is not considered killing a person at all.
“Perhaps, the encouraged images of the hero-killer do not go beyond the virtual framework, and by killing in a computer game, a person releases a charge of aggression, which is not transferred to others. Statistics says the opposite: in 1974, there were 3 predetermined murders per 100,000 people, with a downward trend, but from the 1980s, the vector turned upwards, and by 1993, there were 4 and today there are 7 per 100,000 people.
“Cultural hegemony precedes political hegemony. Popular culture has become largely fascist. What’s next?”
My Comment: Next, there will be an ordinary fascism, which Kabbalah warned about at the beginning of the 20th century. Kabbalah also states that there are only two paths of human evolution: the path of suffering—fascist regimes, with a rapid coming of the third and fourth world thermonuclear wars—or the path of gradual conscious re-education (through Integral Education and Upbringing) of the entire humanity.