The Devil in the Black Box

by Charles W. Myers



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/5/2024

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 284
ISBN : 9798823013796
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 284
ISBN : 9798823013802
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 284
ISBN : 9798823013789

About the Book

Stories of old were communicated interpersonally, conveying information necessary to our survival. This extraordinary power led to mankind’s dominion over the world. Today, our stories are largely fed to us by way of our devices, our black boxes, which are incredible tools for spreading that same knowledge and wisdom globally. However, in the wrong hands, they are terrible weapons of misdirection, encouraging those under their influence to indulge selfish appetites and glorify victimhood, leading them to make the same mistakes that inspired those ancient stories in the first place. These stories shape the human mind to the same degree that we are what we eat, influencing the behavior of individuals and societies alike. Our shared stories, fantastical or otherwise, either reflect eternal truth and wisdom of the ages, or they do not, instead perpetuating a foolishly idealized form of reality. Put another way, they either prepare us for the inevitable obstacles of life, or they lead us to ruin. Such is the cunning of progressivism, an egregiously duplicitous philosophy that at first glance appears benevolent, but leads to devastating personal and societal consequences when put into practice. This book stands as a grand indictment of the illusion of progress, exploring how the seductive draw of its promises is nothing more than a trojan horse, a devil in disguise that threatens mankind’s hard-won order over a chaotic world.

About the Author

After working in the entertainment business for over ten years, Charles observed firsthand how idealistic progressivism is not just encouraged amongst those in the industry, but socially enforced, and how this seductive and unrealistic view of the world has a damaging effect on both the people in the industry and (by extension of their control over our cultural stories) general society.