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Originally posted by WyrdeOne
It's not exactly the television that's brainwashing you, right? It's the ideas. The television is a device that transmits ideas to large audiences.
So it's undeniably powerful.
Watching cartoons can be a great distraction for kids at the hospital! Parents have long recognized the distracting powers of television, but research is now confirming it.
This research comes from the University of Siena in Italy, and the lead researcher just so happens to be a father of three. Sixty-nine children between the ages of seven and twelve were given needles (like the type used to take blood samples) and asked to rate their pain. Mothers were also asked to rate their child's pain.
On the positive side, it is good to have a powerful distraction for children undergoing painful procedures. However, the study author feels the results are a disturbing look at the power of television -- especially if the power of television is stronger than the power of Mom and Dad.
They don't call them your favorite "programs" for nothing. They want us to believe that everything is a lie and no one, in real life, can be trusted. Here's the catch, since the majority of people are under it's spell, they've all become like-minded. Try to say anything outside of TV's belief system and you will be labelled a kook. I stopped watching tv 3 years ago and now i get my entertainment from ATS.
Originally posted by TruthCanHurt
Does anyone else realize that television broadcasting is performing mass brainwashing on the populous?
1. Intensive, forcible indoctrination, usually political or religious, aimed at destroying a person's basic convictions and attitudes and replacing them with an alternative set of fixed beliefs.
2. The application of a concentrated means of persuasion, such as an advertising campaign or repeated suggestion, in order to develop a specific belief or motivation.
I guess the real question is: What is it that "they" want us to believe?.