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Your last sentence really hit a chord with me. I have thought for years the internet is slowly taking over our lives, well no slowly about it, and not in a good way.
originally posted by: Maverick1
The decade of Norman Lear and his leftist indoctrination via television, yeah. It WAS indoctrination, no question about it. I think it's important to realize that the net is the newest tool of propagandized indoctrination though.
I think there must be an extra gene some people must have, The Greed gene. honestly I know, we all do, decent, honest caring people who live life on a small scale. Don't need or want every new "this or that" that comes on the market.
originally posted by: ladyinwaiting
The television was invented and marketed with one goal in mind, which is the motto of the U.S.
Make Money. Lots of it.
Watching TV puts the brain into an Alpha state (which is linked to relaxed states, meditation, and increased suggestibility), meaning it is basically in a state similar to hypnosis. By watching TV, we are put into a form of ‘mind fog’, which is just blank and empty nothingness. Researchers have said that watching television is similar to staring at a blank wall for several hours.