Monday June 6th 2016Tim
Anniversary of D-Day. The Invasion of Europe began with
landings on the beaches of Normandy. When I was younger,
many in our number remembered the Day, they were older
men and women, and we younger people often wondered what
it had been like. No one could really tell us. Most of
our information came from the media of films and books.
We were the audience. Our own participation was a
judgment call, like reviewers we'd say this film or this
book was good. Our judgments were of course based upon
how entertained we were.
of negative entertainment never really enters the equation,
it's more like Homework, something very few us younger
people wanted to do, and I strongly suspect it's the same
now as it was then. Maybe in time it might be possible to
hook people up to a technical device, so they might
experience something like D-Day as it was rather than as it
has been variously described, or remembered. For such a
device to actually enable the experience of something like
D-Day, of the people who went into the machine a good
percentage of them could never come out.