STAND UP BEFORE ITS TOO LATE
Edward R. Murrow Believes
Murrow starts his speech with the feeling that it is his duty to tell the public what’s the real problem. Telling the people that even though the arrangement of Networks, Advertising Agencies and Sponsors will not change or alter, he feels it is his mission to try and talk to journeyman with some honesty about what is happening to radio and television. That our actions will create our history. Explains that fifty or a hundred years from now in black and white, or color, evidence of self-indulgence, there will be distractions and relief from unpleasant realities, especially by seeking entertainment. Explaining that television is a distraction to delude, amuse and insulate us, that those who look at it or work at it may see a different picture too late. That television has blinded us from real world problems. If we continue to let this happen the future will only take us to revenge and retribution will not slow down for us to catch up with it. Let us recognize the importance of ideas and information. Let us survey the American education. If these were to happen would this damage the respective sponsors image? Will shareholders rise up in their wrath and complain? Would anything happen or will only the few million people who seen the little light on the subjects be able to determine our future in this country, therefore the future of business and corporations? Believing that this weapon of television could be useful in a good way. This electronic could teach, it could shine light on those who are blind about the world, it can inspire those willing to change the way things are. But it can do so only what we humans let it, it depends on how we use it. Otherwise Murrow believes it is merely wires and lights in a box.
During V’s Speech he wanted society to realize the corruption the government were doing to them. V started his speech relating himself to the public, letting them know that they are all alike. Introducing a new “Holiday” to them that could celebrate on the 5th Of November.
Trying to Convince the citizens of London that their freedom has been tampered with. Telling them that fear got the best of them so they ran to the high chancellor, Adam Sutler from the feel of panic. “He promised you peace, and all he demanded in return was your silent, obedient consent” V attempting to anger the public towards the Government, telling them “there is something terribly wrong with this country, isn’t there?” Subjecting the crowd that cruelty and injustice, intolerance and oppression lives here. Where the people once had freedom and to think and speak as you felt. Now there are surveillances and systems that record your conversations making you feel uncomfortable. V then says “How did this happen? Who’s to Blame?” Telling the crowd that if they were to point fingers only to look at yourself. For those who had voted for this and for those who didn’t vote and allowed this to happen and did nothing to stop this. Telling the citizens if they are blinded by the governments corruption, allow the bombing of the paramount happen on the 5th of November. V addresses the citizens of London saying “if you see what I see, if you feel as I feel, and if you would seek as I seek, then I ask you to stand besides Letting the people know that there is still hope, follow his lead and it will happen.
How These Relate
Reading these two speeches alone sends a message. That this world is corrupt in so little ways we didn’t even realize. V and Murrow obviously wanted to make a change for their country for the better, for that life isn’t for us to be controlled without knowing. For that we have freedom, to think what we want and say as we feel without having to feel uncomfortable. It is very similar because V wanted the people of London to have the freedom they once had. That being censored of what you believe is not how the world works. To get London to open their eyes and see the corruption they could have prevented but have a chance to put an end to it. Murrow wanted the world to open there eyes and to see the light the world has to offer. To see behind the schemes of television distracting us. Show us amusement to distract us from real world problems thinking everything is alright. That our actions make our history. We should educate and learn about America instead of just sitting back and trying to change things when it is too late.