reply to post by Benevolent Heretic
TV is not to blame per say but it is a tool for that purpose. Both people and their perspectives are a sum total of their actual life experiences. TV
comprises a huge amount, sometimes the majority amount of a person’s life experiences, beyond a fixed relatively small geographical area they live
and work in, and a small social network of friends, family, coworkers and employers.
Many people experience more of the world through electronic mediums than they do through first hand interaction and observation.
Where TV and Media is concerned it observes for the person, but also editorializes and frames the perspectives and prerequisite opinions meant to be
the conclusion of those editorials. Often the individual has too little interaction with the real world, to even begin to have the analytical skills
to question or dispute what the media is instilling, but accepts it on face value making it their reality in the process.
The rich and powerful who control this whole process are well aware of that, so yes, in my humble opinion they do conspire and collude to make TV a
medium to program people and instill rigid dogmas and perspectives that serve the rich and powerful to a far greater extent than they serve the
No, it’s not the TV’s fault, it’s just a tool, guns don’t kill people, it is people who kill people.
Yet as deadly as a gun might be, the pen remains far mightier than the sword and TV is that pen, writing the programming, that then frames a
perspective that people are manipulated then through it, to then make reality.
Glad to hear you are reaching the stage where you too feel there is a better way to live than that.
The whole point is to create divisions so that people perceive one and other as the true threat to their security and prosperity instead of the rich
and powerful who keep them purposefully divided along left/right, black/white, old/young lines to promote a order out of chaos police state, where the
people are too divided to unite and challenge the true source of their problems.
Which coincidentally because the true source of their problems controls the media, the true source of the world’s problems are never discussed, or
presented. Instead people are taught through the media that symptoms are the disease, and to apply band-aides and placebos that actually just make the
disease worse, as a solution, to those things that are in fact all about the rich and powerful, maintaining, perpetuating and growing and expanding
their power and control over us.
[edit on 14/7/10 by ProtoplasmicTraveler]