Truth and Representation

Notably, the truth is a rare resource that is not easily found by hearing or observing but rather through a deep comprehension and understanding of the true nature of society, events, and people. The media, culture, race, and gender are the most common elements that affect the way we perceive the truth and its representation. This raises the big question on how these elements manage to influence the truth despite its magnanimous and paramount importance to society. This analysis attempts to answer this question by showing how they create a distinction between the truth and representation.

 The Media

This is the most influential organ that affects the authenticity of the truth from one corner of the globe to the other. Truth and falsity in the media is not a new topic of discussion since these two aspects have existed for the longest time. Furthermore, a lot of what people hear on the news is a combination of truth and falsity. The origin of truth or falsity might be from the newsrooms or the people giving this messages. This complicates any efforts to separate truth from false. One of the biggest explanation to this argument is when McNamara gave false information concerning the situation in Vietnam after visiting this warring nation[1]. He claimed that everything was going just fine and according to the state’s expectations. However, it was later realized that McNamara had given completely false information. Journalists found out that the State secretary of defense had given the president a completely different document that showed that Vietnam was getting worse.

Media professionals are not saints since they are involved in this ring of lies and falsity to achieve their selfish objectives. Over the last few decades, media professionals have opted to trade the truth for false information hence compromising their principles. They continue to trade the truth for purposes of providing the news. In other words, they come up with their opinions about the world to earn the attention from the public.

The media confuses the people by delivering content that is against the people’s believes and expectations. It is the media’s obligation to deliver the truth to the people. This objective in absurd and full of confusion since the media do not deliver this obligation as required. A survey conduct to understand what the actual expectations of the media showed that they all want to get the actual facts as they are. They argued that the truth is one of their paramount objectives.

It is a basic thought to desire that information will be truthful. For instance, one of the most important qualities of the news is that they should be usable and reliable to apply in any field. This need is based on the fact that people depend on the news to learn and perceive the world according to what they get from them. The news provides this information is vast way which includes the weather, social, economic and political progress.

The media and the truth exists in a complicated environment that is sometime couples with contradictory phenomenon. Given time and resources, journalism can get over it and achieve its objectives regarding the truth and representation. Journalism attempts to get the truth from an environment of a confused world. It does this work by stripping information and forms of misinformation, self-promoting and disinformation bias. They then allow the community or the society to react to this information having applied the sorting out process. After all these procedures and process, the media allows the search for the truth to become a conversation.



The Culture

The culture of a society continue to shape our thinking concerning certain norms and beliefs. Culture has affected the way we perceive and understand issues surrounding us in the society. What our parents used to do is the same path that we continue to follow without questioning or arguing against its course. For instance, Pollan attempts to take a professional journey to try and understand certain professional clarification on how people adopt the modern world and more so our eating habits. He attempts to understand how the cultural traditions that were used to control the eating habits continue to fade as people continue to embrace the new era of consumption.

The culture of consuming television lifestyle continue to elude that people destroy their healthy consumption behaviors through them. It is clear that a culture whereby people consume food products while watching television continue to affect their consumption. For instance, watching a series film is currently considered a norm that popcorn and other fast foods must be present. When people attempt to change this culture by buying a series book, the end up carrying forward the same behavior with them. This cultural behavior has affected the whole society such that one element is considered as incomplete when the other is absent. Very few people consider watching films without popcorns.

The growth of the culture has led to the development of the current levels of modernity. Change of the cultural beliefs has led to the change of the people’s actions through modernization. The development of cultural beliefs is responsible for the change of European monarchies to the current democracies. The previous monarchies were replaced by the democracies after people realized that adopting democracies would serve them better than the monarchies.

The culture of scientific discovery and invention gave rise to establishment of the industrial revolution. This cultural development changed the nature of work carried out by people in the society. This development was responsible for the splitting of the middle-class and the working class. Secondly, the existence of the working class led to the development of the literature and numerals. This introduction of these two elements in the society changed the previous culture of informal studying and instead led to the introduction of the secular studies and education.

Change of cultural beliefs led to further colonial changes in the mid-20th century. During this era, former colonies started to decolonize racially discriminated countries. The culture of the television shows has also changed over the decades. Some of the programs such as cooking programs start to feature in most television shows compared to other programs. Its growth is a clear symbol that the culture impacts all aspects of the people’s lives, events and the society as a whole.

Myths about race

Racial discrimination and beliefs continue to elude mixed feeling and ideas in the society thus vastly affecting people and other occurrences. One of the most common mythical beliefs concerning racial diversity is the politics behind the aboriginal representation is a society. People in most cases shun from talking about this issue since they fear that there is less information and knowledge regarding the aboriginal works.

History and culture is to blame for the current problems facing the racially discriminated groups. The media is considered as one of the areas where racism continue to spread widely in a distorted and offensive representation. The aboriginals continue to lead the group with the most films whereby they have been depicted as racially discriminated groups.

Racism has a major effect in shaping the direction taken by events, people, and the society since it has an effect on making the other person invincible. For instance, it is as a result of racism that there is a complete comprehension of the black people’s identity. This racial discrimination has led to the growth of the viewer’s beliefs and perceptions regarding the black people in the society.

There are beliefs that the representation of certain groups of people is evident than others simply because a notion about these people has already been created. For instance, there is a widespread belief that the Aboriginals make better representations since there exists a better understanding regarding these people. This leads to the difference perceived to exist between different people on different racial diversities. When these people engage in a dialogue, they tend to use this social interaction to test models of the other. They engage in discussions necessary to gauge the interaction models of the other person from a different racial origin.

The question of whether racism can change the beliefs of the people and the corresponding events that follow their sentiments is based on the impact of the people’s interaction. It is of paramount importance to understand there exist different groups of people who may or may not be racists. Therefore, sentiments made in a film may be considered as racist to some people and non-racist to some. However, the perception of the recipient people and society determines the impact and the magnitude of these sentiments.


Gender differences and perception create a completely different society, events and sometimes difference between people. Some people argue that women want to be wanted and not be loved. This means that women prefer to be acceptable in society rather than being fully known and their presence valued. There exist different perceptions and arguments whereby some people believe that gender differences should left as is rather than trying to bring balance to it. Other especially women continue to fight for equivalence and eradicate the desire to damage the affliction of their development in the society.

In most cases, gender arguments have resulted to changes in society’s beliefs whereby some society have allowed women to have their demands whereas other societies continue to limit them in one way or another. Gender disparity has also affected woman in a major way whereby they continue to argue that their fight for equity is based on demands for power through their image. This representation means that women desire to achieve certain goals to appear attractive, good, legitimate and worthy of society. Through this conscious arrangement, women aim at achieving vitality, worthiness within their authentic development standards.

In conclusion, it is evident that the media, culture, racism and gender disparity influence the events, society and the people in a major way. These elements affect the truth and representation of the people, events and the society depending on their nature and the intended purposes. Therefore, it is important that people consider the truth of objectives and their representation before asserting to either enumerate them or avoid their impact.


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