One of the things the movies influence, and try to make people is marry. Why does the government want you to marry so bad? Yeah, why would they want you in small, manageable units? Hollywood influences the decision to marry by making "romantic comedies" in which the male and female (always, I'm not gay, but you'd think there would be one. haha) start off as hating each other, being forced to work together (or are somehow stuck together) and then fall in love and live happily ever after. And they're always opposites, always.
Now, I know I am generalizing, but I think I am pretty close. My whole "Romantic Comedies" netflix group is full of them. When in Rome, The Ugly Truth, He Fucking Hates You but You Still Want Him Cause You're Insecure (haha, kidding! :) ).
How does the government use the media to influence the decision whether to marry or not? I was watching TV, some stupid show (is there any other kind? Except House, and Penn and Teller's Bullshit, and Royal Pains, and... alright, They are rare!). And then this commercial came on. For a website called "TwoOfUs.org". You know, a man and a woman hugging on TV. All happy. "Yay. Two Of Us made us stronger." or some shit like that.
I go the the website (twoofus.org) and what do I see? Tips on how to stay in a relationship longer. They have shit telling you how to work out some difficult issues like addiction and stuff. If your "loved one" does not want to stop doing drugs for you (not marijuana, it's not an addictive drug), even though you asked him/her to -- dump him/her. Obviously he/she doesn't care enough, you'll find someone better. But yeah, also they have these questions about men and marriage and an answer saying marriage is awesome, do it!
But that's not he worst bit. If it was a privately-funded website, it would be fine. Do whatever, freedom of speech and all that. However, that is not the case. If you scroll down to the bottom you will see:
"Funding for this project was provided in part by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Grant: 90-FH-0001"
How much more obvious can they get? Yes, I will obey. I will get married. I love big brother.
I don't think I brought you down, hopefully you smiled at some bits. I just want to open people's eyes. Hope you have a wonderful day and have fun doing whatever you're doing.
All the best,