posted on Sep, 13 2004 @ 08:22 AM
In my opinion, you have identified (with the example of the children) the deliberate mind-programatic nature of the advertising component of
television air-time. For both children and adults, the advertising promotes iconography: the worship of a future "me" symbolised by the
icons which are being "sold" through the advertisements. Both children's and adult advertising are hypnotic, prescriptive, and (of course)
non-participatory. And that's just the advertising component of TV. I am not a parent, but if I were, my predisposition against television
would be apparent in my contribution to the parental decisions.
With respect and best wishes