Why do we need the media to reflect reality? We have reality for reality. We need the media because we need a place to dream, to invent, to sort, to take chances, to make mistakes relatively safely without risking our lives, to try one wild idea after another and see what works, what doesn't, and what we never thought possible. The media is our dreamscape, our vacation from reality, our great escape. If reality is our body, the media is our spirit. Those who want to control the media not only want to control our minds, they want to break our spirit, outlaw beauty, dictate our future, and cripple our dreams. People who want to control the reality of others are bad enough. They are the thugs, criminals, and looters. But beware even more of anyone who wants to control the media. For they are the harbingers of living death.