“Our generation has largely given up on language as the primary means of communication, preferring images, instead. Whether it is television, computer graphics, or the psychological technique of visualization, images are primary while language and dialogue are eclipsed…

Language  [not the image] is the medium with which we ask and answer the question of truth. With language we are able to formulate our ethics and make judgments.  While the spoken word promotes reasoning, intereaction and careful thinking, the image promotes conformity and mass manipulation. 

When imagery becomes primary, our very humanity is threatened.”  (Emphasis mine.)

Reed, Jolley, “Language is the Medium,” in Eternity, May 1986, p. 43.