Drax does a series of videos depicting Second Life as it really is. He doesn’t show ALL of Second Life. He shows the side he feels is most under reported, the missing side. The reports are accurate representations of the side of Second Life he wants to show. See: Drax Files for my coverage of those videos and see YouTube for the full collection of his videos.
There are parts of real life that we don’t see. Just as the media does their hype for their purposes with little regard for presenting a balanced view of Second Life. So too the media and politicians hype their idea of what we should be responding too in RL based on their agenda, which mostly benefits the politicians. There is little if any balance our mainstream media and the accuracy is way questionable.
There hasn’t been a Drax to balance the reporting in RL. Now there is a group that is starting to do just that. Opportunity Lives is featuring a series of videos titled “Comeback” showing what RL people are doing without waiting for the government to save them.
There is to be a series of these videos.
There is also an effort by activist Alex Yershov’s to start a Liberty Seeds project. His conviction that liberty – not the force of government – is the surest way of spreading prosperity fuels that effort.
The core idea of both efforts is to put the ideas of liberty into terms people can feel. The message of freedom has long been an intellectual message that was for understanding. Charts, graphs, and history have been the staples of intellectual arguments. These new efforts shift into the emotional side and provide examples of real people taking advantage of their liberty and freedom to make their lives better. This is something visceral that people can feel and relate to.