Hollywood has been manufacturing racism against "all other nations" since it was created. The "bad guys" are from "the wrong nations," drive "the wrong vehicles," use "the wrong smartphone brands," etc.
Today, even the POTUS promotes racism by calling a virus "Chinese."
So yes, mass media really is poison. Not just now, but always has been. And if you've watched a lot of it, or associate with people who do watch a lot of it (we all know people who are media-addicts), then you have already been poisoned.
Look at rich, media-addled countries "dealing" with a pandemic, not with solidarity with other nations, but with racist smearing, and a furthering of "sanctions" that are genocidal.
This article explores the "wealthy, sophisticated, and very rich" USA's use of the virus for smearing other people that it officially
wants to fail or suffer:
Vijay Prashad, Du Xiaojun – Weiyan Zhu wrote:In the recent period, we have seen a range of panzootic avian flu such as H1N1, H5Nx, H5N2 and H5N6. Even though H5N2 was known to have originated in the United States, it was not known as the “American virus” and no-one sought to stigmatize the United States for it. The scientific name was used to describe these viruses, which are not the responsibility of this or that nation; the arrival of these viruses raises the more fundamental question of human encroachment into forests and the balance between human civilization (agriculture and cities) and the wilds.
In fact, evidence showed that the Spanish Flu began in the United States, in a military base in Kansas where the chickens transmitted the virus to soldiers. It would then travel to British India, where 60 percent of the casualties of that pandemic took place. It was never named the “American Flu” and no Indian government has ever sought to recover costs from the United States because of the animal-to-human transmission that happened there.
Thank capitalist media for your own ignorance of the world, and your finance-programmed racism.
Magical thinking helps people to accept poor governance.
That's why religion and entertainment media are so popular.