All the effects of societal collapse are merely that, effects, the cause is the mentality of the people. Our collapse has a technological advantage over those of the past the speed and persistency of electronic media. With mass media we have the mass hypnosis of political correctness, self-loathing and revisionist history hastening our demise. Every aspect of our culture, education and politics is driven by the media and more poignantly the entertainment media. Idolatry is the worshipping of an image, we are an image based culture and thus we worship the emotions produced by images over reason.