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T.v WAY to violent...Hands DOWN!

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posted on Jan, 29 2008 @ 06:47 AM
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IF any of you disagree with me on this then your crazy! A good example of this is Nickelodeon. Every single show on that channel has so much violence in it. Don't get me wrong I watch that channel all the time because I have two little girls but I cant help to turn the channel when something that promotes to much violence comes on.
T.v. sitcoms are the same way but have more rude humor than anything. Making fun of someone or hurting someones ego just for a few pushes on the laugh button. This does filter into our heads brainwashing us every minute of watching the tube. News stations fill us with fear about everyday happenings and situations. When was the last time you heard about a new born baby being born in California and it being a top story? Maybe if it were an infected one that caught TB and them telling you how you may be infected.
I always knew that T.V. was just a brainwashing device as I'm sure all of you or most anyway thought the same. Movies are the same way: Guns, Sex, Drugs, Murder, Gangs, Terrorist and rape, all just filter into our eyes and into our brains just to sit in there stored up for when its time to act out upon our selfs or others.


I am not ANTI-Media or mad at the world of television cause I do watch it everyday and my favorite subject in the matter is horror HA. But I just think its getting out of control. Free your minds people but make sure you do it with the best intentions...........................................




PS.
If I missed spelled anything or missed words I just want to go ahead and say thanks for telling me.

[edit on 1/29/2008 by scottr.]




posted on Jan, 29 2008 @ 06:56 AM
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On an old rant page of mine, I put up a tongue in cheek post about Pokemon being an animated version of cockfighting. I couldn't believe the hatemail I received over that one. Death threats, threats of lawsuit, etc. Was pretty cool, especially since I am amused by Pokemon (/cough - yah, I'm close to 40).

Now, back to the subject at hand, yes, I fully agree. There is more and more violence in childrens shows, but really, was there any less when we were kids? Wile E. Coyote blew himself up more times then I could count, the anime was just as violent back then. We had Godzilla, Gammera, etc.

The difference is there are now more childrens shows. There is more variety. They are on more often. This isn't just a Saturday morning venue anymore. The amount of TV children watch is significantly higher then my generation growing up. We played outside. It was "safe". That isn't true anymore and now we pay the price.



posted on Jan, 29 2008 @ 06:57 AM
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Even the older shows such as Roadrunner greatly promote revenge and so on.

Of course, we have to go to the root of this, and there we will find a simple mantra, "Whatever sells."

It does effect society and our outlook on the world, each other, and ourselves.



posted on Jan, 29 2008 @ 07:05 AM
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I agree wholeheartedly that there is way too much violence on TV. In the "old days" (I'm nearly 40), the most violent stuff was shown after the 8pm News when all good children should have been in bed. Nowadays, there is soft porn and violence on TV from 7pm! Not to mention the ridiculous children's TV! I think that in the old days, kids' TV was obviously fake so didn't really affect children too much but nowadays they go to great lengths to make things look more real, which IMHO makes it difficult for kids to differentiate between real and fake. When I used to question things on TV, my father always said to me that it is "only the movies" and had no bearing on reality so we could not EVER behave in the manner shown on TV. Nowadays, not only are the parents not around to tell their children this but they are not around to check what their children are watching. Scary, very scary!



posted on Jan, 29 2008 @ 07:07 AM
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I think one trait on these shows is even larger then violence, and that is how they talk about love and personel relationships. I have a six year old daughter and she loves to watch disney, nick, and cartoon network. What baffles me about these stations is the growing increase of number of partners these kids have in the shows and their growing obsessivness of money. Now I don't mean partners like their having sex but they do jump around from boy to boy on the shows an then say the, "o we're young and they'll be plenty of boys" speach. The other problem is that all of these shows revolve around money making teens, like Hannah Montana, The Suite Life, and The Naked Brothers Band whos purpose in these shows is to make themselves richer. I think they're giving my daughter lazy tendencies and a thought of everything is going to come to her and she doesn't have to work for it. Violence has been on TV since I was a kid and violence is what you make of it, I think it has a lesser affect on children then the shows I stated. Any feedback is appreciated.



posted on Jan, 29 2008 @ 07:07 AM
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See what I don't understand is how tv/movies today are too violent, yet I remember growing up watching the Wile E. Coyote blow himself up and drop large objects on his own head while trying to get Road Runner. How is that different from cartoons today? I watch a lot of Nickelodeon too since I have a five year old, and I haven't seen anything truly violent on that channel that I can remember. None of the cartoons have characters that kill each other. In Avatar they fight with make believe powers (ones my son knew weren't real before he turned four), in Danny Phantom once again make believe powers and he tries to capture the ghosts and put them back to where they come from. I don't see where the violence is, especially on that channel. Personally I think you are more likely to see violence in a horror movie or on the news than in shows that kids watch. But that's just my opinion.



posted on Jan, 29 2008 @ 07:43 AM
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Yea the whole roadrunner era was more fun. I mean it was kinda like harmless violence. Thats what it seemed to me ( I cant say that much about Bugs and Daffy) But now its more hated violence. You can tell because sometimes it shows in the cartoons faces. Kinda scary in a way.



posted on Jan, 29 2008 @ 09:34 AM
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I could not disagree more. There isn't enough violence on TV. A good beating or murder on a run-of-the-mill brainless sitcom would make them more palatable. I'd love to see any number of near-retarded, adolescent-minded boy-childs who are supposed to pass as a representative of an mature adult male to meet his end violently. The same goes for their shrew wives.



posted on Jan, 29 2008 @ 10:25 AM
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Originally posted by LovingSoul
Nowadays, not only are the parents not around to tell their children this but they are not around to check what their children are watching. Scary, very scary!


This, I feel, is the 'key' point - however, just being around isn't enough. What I do not see much of anymore are parents explaining why something on T.V. is wrong.

There is a lot of violence in the world, and of course on T.V. as well. It's one thing to be there and just flick the channel when something violent comes on - it's quite another thing to flcik the channel and then explain why you changed the channel.



posted on Jan, 29 2008 @ 11:08 AM
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Originally posted by scottr.
Movies are the same way: Guns, Sex, Drugs, Murder, Gangs, Terrorist and rape, all just filter into our eyes and into our brains just to sit in there stored up for when its time to act out upon our selfs or others.


Go read some Shakespeare. Murder, infidelity, people gouging each other's eyes out, terrorism, war, etc. These are the kinds of stories people want to see. If you don't believe me, go produce a movie about a guy growing tomatoes in his backyard. See how many people buy tickets.



posted on Jan, 29 2008 @ 11:47 AM
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Originally posted by scottr.
Movies are the same way: Guns, Sex, Drugs, Murder, Gangs, Terrorist and rape, all just filter into our eyes and into our brains just to sit in there stored up for when its time to act out upon our selfs or others.


You are right! People need to stick to reading wholesome things, like the Bible!

Oh...wait...



posted on Jan, 30 2008 @ 10:47 PM
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I think I might have a unique outlook on violence. I will be 23 in less than a month and I have literally grown up around violence or things normally associated with violence. I played Doom I&II, Mortal Kombat and pretty much every violent game available in the 90's. The first time I handled a gun I was 4 and I have at least once a month since then. Believe it or not I have never taken a gun to school and shot everyone, I have never climbed a water tower with a rifle and the only living things I have ever shot have been 2 rabbits and a handful of pest birds.
This is all because my parents, grandparents and everyone else I grew up around instilled in me the knowledge to do the right thing and be careful. If you don't like what's on TV then turn it off or block those channels, OR just explain in to your kids. And remember, kids fight. I get tired as hell of people freaking out when kids fight, it has a lot less to with the media than human nature. I guarantee that that medieval kids fought, little Indian kids fought and all other kids who never had the influence of TV or or even violent books. I guess my rant is over.



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