posted on Mar, 18 2012 @ 02:19 AM
reply to post by Frankidealist35
It goes much further. All of the entertainment contributes. Movies, tv shows, video games, etc. But in my opinion the one thing that hurts people
more than any other is the news. The mainstream media lies to people every single night and people believe them because they think the news is only
reporting facts. They also are much worse about spreading certain stereotypes.
A great example is Ron Paul. (not trying to derail, but this is a perfect example) They call him crazy, a conspiracy nut, a dangerous man on foreign
policy, etc. But he's not crazy. He predicted the housing bubble, the financial crisis of 2008. The CIA and foreign policy experts agree with his
foreign policy, etc. BUT... because the media says it, people believe it. They don't go and research on their own. The media is God to them.
Anything that causes people to become completely engrossed to where reality is 2nd to fantasy will result in the dumbing down. People are more caught
up in movies and video games than they are in what bills are being passed in the government. Distractions everywhere!