The Art of Noise Part I

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On a starry night of perfectly serene quiet in the month of October; with the harvest awaiting its reaping, lights flicker inside of the orange pumpkin shells and our world sighs In lieu of the approaching winter holiday season. The quietness of peace is stealthily replaced by the carefully crafted “Art of Noise.” Just turn on the radio on that quiet night; as you begin to turn the dial you notice the squelch of White Noise. Bleeding through the White Noise are the numerous talk radio shows and their advertisers. This is one of the many forms of the Art of Noise .

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Rhetorical discourse i.e. The Art of Noise has become a craft that has been well developed and refined throughout the ages starting with the Sophist  of Ancient Greece who could be considered the founding fathers of rhetorical discourse.

“Sophists prided themselves on their ability to win any debate on any subject even if they had no prior knowledge of the topic through the use of confusing analogies, flowery metaphors, and clever wordplay. In short, the Sophists focused on style and presentation even at the expense of truth.” Classical Rhetoric 101: from the Art of Manliness Blog A Brief History by Brett & amp; Kate McKay on November 30, 2010

All of this contains the echoes of what we hear today from the Media, blogs, the water cooler, to the pulpit i.e. The Art of Noise. This noise has the new 21st century fortification of social media; twitter and facebook etc. all of which can escalate a meme  to an audience worldwide within seconds. This noise we hear unknowingly become our thoughts and opinions.

“My counsel is this: Live freely, animated and motivated by God’s Spirit. Then you won’t feed the compulsions of selfishness. For there is a root of sinful self-interest in us that is at odds with a free spirit, just as the free spirit is incompatible with selfishness. These two ways of life are antithetical, so that you cannot live at times one way and at times another way according to how you feel on any given day. Why don’t you choose to be led by the Spirit and so escape the erratic compulsions of a law-dominated existence?” Galatians 5:16-18 The Message (MSG)

The noise is an offering of various layers of emotional triggers. These triggers are not just happenstance but are
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derived from the craft of engineered talking points repeated over and over again. They are remembered because they appeal to emotions and our human nature. In an article entitled Unplug From The Signal; the Truth will not Be Televised, Nathan Janes writesThe fuel for this vehicle of mass deception is a technique known as perception management where an array of psychological techniques are used to alter the truth, leading the viewer to a desired conclusion”. 

The noise operates on a principal of fear.  Janes also notes “Crisis’ are created on a daily basis and broadcast across the airwaves to keep individuals in a state of panic and fear. Whether it be the threat of a pandemic or terrorism, the constant state of crisis has created a form of mental illness as we are slowly acclimated into an age of crisis.” 

In the midst of this high speed virtual world of noise; to imagine slipping viruses of racial, ethnic or class division into the mix would not be to much of a stretch. Where darkness works is when the fight or flight primitive function of our nature bypasses our intellect, leaving the fulfilment of James 3:16 “For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there” James 3:16 New King James Version. (NKJV) The key to harmony is understanding The Art of Noise and its effects, then we can nullify those effects By “Building the Bridge Together”.

Kevin Robinson Executive Director of Accord1

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    Rhetorical discourse i.e. The Art of Noise has become a craft that has been well developed and refined throughout the ages.

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