Originally posted by SaturnFX
Taxes is not slavery and theft...I pay taxes... get protection from other nations wanting to bomb my home and take my land, etc.
Originally posted by bjax9er
if you watch t.v. you will turn into a democrat.
Originally posted by seabag
reply to post by theAnswer1111
I can’t watch the video now because American Idol is on…sorry!
I guess he was simply implying that TV is used to brainwash people. Personally, I think the average college does a much better job at brainwashing and indoctrination than TV ever could.
If anything, when you’re watching TV, do NOT watch the MSM. Now THAT is full of propaganda!
Disagree. Tv reaches children the day they are brought home from the hospital. Many parents use it as a babysitter. Believe me. There is plenty of propaganda in sponge bob and Dora the explorer. Later in life you get programs like that Miley Cyrus nutcase. There is propaganda in the show and then her antics outside of it. Kids get too enamored with it and begin emulating her vs independent thought.
Then later we have homeland and dexter. Or west wing? Plenty of propaganda in those.
We disconnected from cable over 3 years ago. Haven't missed it at all. Admittedly we do stream Netflix but that lows us to control it better. The kids get all As and have hobbies and things to do other than watch the boob tube.
Btw. Perhaps someone mentions it in the replies but I didn't see it: Obama, upon becoming president in 2008, made on of his first official acts to delay the removal of analog television signals and to further fund the digital conversion vouchers. Why would this be a presidential concern you may ask? Because it is hard to control your useful idiots if they can sit in front of the mind control device and drool on themselves while getting their marching orders. They may actually wake up and think for themselves since they wouldn't have something to numb their minds. Can't have the plebes askin questions!!!!
Originally posted by HomerinNC
reply to post by theAnswer1111
Okay, first off, I dont watch much TV at all, but did he say why???
Because people are becoming vegatitive? Lazy?
Or is there some other nefarious reason, like the highly illegal subliminal messages that he might be hinting at?
I watch a bit of TV but what is it that the TV is supposed to be embedding in my brain?
I don't go out and buy anything on a whim.
I don't support war with Iran -- or anyone without a long smell test.
I don't trust the government or corporations implicitly.
Other than feeling a bit tired because I have an ADHD condition such that "boredom wears me out" -- I don't know what the goal is here.
What controls do I need look for?
Originally posted by Di0nysis
Can you summarise the message for those of us unable to watch the video please?
Originally posted by SplitInfinity
What you say is true but it is important for kids to be taught what is important and right and honerable.
These things just do not seem to be a high priority for parents these days.
Originally posted by SayonaraJupiter
This thread is relevant to my interests.
I unplugged in 2007. During the Bush Years of Terror, I was mainly watching C-span/C-span2. But I couldn't justify paying for cable (satellite) just for the C-span.... as internet speeds have been increasing I can now get all my C-span streaming from the official site anyway.
Now have almost zero tolerance for the TV, especially the commercials. Commercial radio stations are also turned off because the commercials are so mind numbingly obnoxious. Yesterday, head on the FM station a car insurance commercial for G-company followed immediately by a car insurance commercial for P-company.
My Withdrawal from TV was not all perfect. I suffered some time with a DVD/CD addiction. I was trying to replace my one drug with another.
Yet the internet may turn out to be the most perfect drug of them all..... I get the information I want, when I want it. Sometimes I have to dig through piles of crap to select the true nuggets (like the image I posted above) but the learning has not been wasted. Nixon knew exactly what he was talking about.