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Television Programming Made Simple

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posted on Oct, 31 2011 @ 12:50 AM
Auction Hunters - Encouragement and glamourization of profitting off of someone elses misery. Simply put, any 'money' made by the auction hunters is made in the full knowledge of this and teaches you to take advantage of your fellow man. How many possessions go to the dump to get that one valuable item?

Keeping.. Kardashians - Beyond keeping up with the Jones', this show aims to teach the viewer that it is all about stuff and status. Covet thy neighbor used to cover all the bases, but this has gone far beyond that. If anyone thinks that a life like this brings happiness, try watching the thousands of hours of b.s. that was sifted through to make a fairytale story out of that rubbish

Cartoon Violence - Not just cartoons, though they are directed at the youth and immature. The violence on television is a perversion of reality. When someone is hurt it is serious. When a death occurs it is a tragedy. Arrogantly airing the assassinations of human beings is not criminal, it is inhuman. Or is it better to show the whole of the videos to those that would rather watch fake violence happily? It's fun to watch an action flick with 100 times the gore but the human body is physically repulsed by death. Watching fake violence reduces and eliminates that instinct. Killing something is a seriously heacy baggage to carry around and making fun of it edery day while real death is occurring in useless wars is an atrocity of modern man.

The 'News' and Other Porn - Nothing more that a sensationalized addiction matrix for those that want to believe the world is a nasty place in order to insulate themselves from having to participate in real debate, discussion or change. There's a reason the head of The Weather Channel webnt after Al Gore and believes AGW is a sham. Tornado this, shooting that, do you feel safer? Even channels supposedly about history and learning peddle their doomsday porn and incarceration zoo expose.

Every channel is designed to alter opinions and behavior. It is mind control by any definition. Turn it off more often and you will quickly find less stress in life, better sleep at night, easier learning capabilities, more 'free' time than you ever thought possible. And if you have kids you can break the chains early on because the highest employed babysitter is your television.

The most incredible part of the whole situation is that feeling of boredom, irritability and crankiness for the first day or two you unplug. Keep a few favorite shows if you must, but start looking at the root of the program and gain immunity from suggestion

Lastly, anyonewho wants to dissect a particular show to its core propaganda, I would like to hear your take, or ask me for mine. Just name the show and I'll try to decipher the code to unlock the chains.

posted on Oct, 31 2011 @ 12:52 AM

It was inevitable, right? Please, have a go at it. Bonus points if you go through every episode.

posted on Oct, 31 2011 @ 12:53 AM
reply to post by sbctinfantry

That's why I do not watch TV! Keep in mind that the programming is also a reflection of society. Society likes these things and thinks they're interesting. Just lends credence to the idea that our country needs some help on the fundamental levels of each citizen. Not everyone, but many. TV really will poison your mind imo.

I enjoy Star Trek actually.
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posted on Oct, 31 2011 @ 12:55 AM
It certainly is not simple...know your enemy.

posted on Oct, 31 2011 @ 01:28 AM
Very good thread.
Approx. 11 years ago I was fed up with the cable company and told them to F-off. By god they did just that and ended my service. I must tell you that the customer service was very prompt.

My children who are now 18 -16- and 12 grew up without television for the most part. Here are some of my observations.

1. At Christmas time they do not ask for anything, because they haven’t been exposed to all the advertisements’
2. My children would spend many more hours playing outside and exploring. Playing hide and seek and kick the can in the evenings.
3. During the evenings we would play chess or other strategy games including a good hand of poker. Let me tell you how it feels to be in a poker game and be beat by a 12 year old. (No big deal we just played for their lunch money) (Just kidding)
4. After not being exposed to television for a year or more you will start to notice how annoying the TV is when visiting friends and family with the damn thing constantly on in the back ground.
5. It concerns me listening to my friends laugh at commercials and sit-coms. You begin to realize just how dumbed down people are including those very close to you. Watching them laugh at situations that are not funny. It appears that they are programmed to laugh because they know that reaction is what is expected of them.

The deal I made with my two oldest children at the time was this.

First. I explained to them that Dad can over react at times and we no longer had Television reception anymore.
Second. I gave them a choice. And the choice was this……
1. I will bring back the cable reception hence bringing back the TV
2. I would pay them the same amount as what I was paying the Cable Company. In other words I would pay each of them $200.00USD a year to forgo a television in the home.

Both boys looked at each other and said they would take the cash. The rest is history.
This exercise has exposed them to multiple levels of learning that were unforeseen at the time.

Television can be a tool for learning. But over all the tube is a very dangerous apparatus.
I could talk all night about how this has affected my family in a positive way.

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posted on Oct, 31 2011 @ 01:53 AM
I primarily watch game shows, but you left that off your list.

Make game shows simple OP.

posted on Oct, 31 2011 @ 02:51 AM
reply to post by BioSafe

Many know we are surrounded by liars, not many of us actually resist.

posted on Oct, 31 2011 @ 05:27 AM

Originally posted by Rhino5
I primarily watch game shows, but you left that off your list.

Make game shows simple OP.

Define game shows. Wheel of Fortune, Jeapordy, Football... you see where I'm going. When it comes to games they tend to fall into a few categories. Gambling is an easy one to spot first. Most stereotypical game shows have a mechanism of gambling, but with a catch. Someone always wins. You are winning vicariously through those same winner so that reality doesn't actually set in that the game is rigged. What other motivation than to covet the luck of another human, except for wishing their failure which is the same desires behind warfare.

When you think about Game Shows it's always about 'who's the next winner or top something or other'. Never does that apply to.. say... Las Vegas. When you think about going there isn't it more like ... "I'm probably going to lose my shorts!" Do you care, or rather, wait in eager anticipation for at least 30 minutes through commercials to see if a stranger does well on the blackjack table.. at least once a week at a strict time... ?

The next psychological tactic in 'game' shows is simulated warfare. Even though you don't know the enemy you bet that your team wins in war... even if you don't really know your team. Football is a pretty good example, probably the most obvious as well. In fact, fantasy football only clearly shows the game for what it is. Gambling on tribal warfare. Other examples are Survivor, Survivorman, Top Shot, even children's game shows.

Finally, there is the social status game show variety. This aims to propel the chosen one to the top of the social pyramid, thereby reinforcing the very idea of 'status' or keeping up with the Jones'. In fact, most of these 'stars' (the very term alludes to the insanity and worship mentality) that are born from these cesspools completely lack any talent except how to 'be famous'. Not 'famous for...' but just 'famous'.

It's very clear that you. The viewer, never win. They will advertise for new faces and it seems easy, but don't think for a minute the next 'star' or 'winner' could be you. Yet, you enjoy watching these shows... why?
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posted on Oct, 31 2011 @ 10:20 AM

Originally posted by FrenchOsage
reply to post by BioSafe

Many know we are surrounded by liars, not many of us actually resist.

Resisting is easy.

Now that the TV has been gone for a good period of time, my family has been able to develop into the individuals they should be. Without the external programming resistance is second nature.

I could only imagine how strong this Country could be without the mindless programming that is feed us..

posted on Oct, 31 2011 @ 12:05 PM
This is something that has always boggled my mind. Why does television HAVE to be "programming"? Why can't it just be entertainment? Don't get me wrong, I'm not disagreeing with you - I SEE the effects of the programming all over the place. I just don't get why it happens.

I know that you can find a morality message in any of the shows, some of which are positive, some negative. But just because you are exposed to it, doesn't mean that you HAVE to agree with it. Even if they put forth a notion as self-evident (ex: someone says "wow, she's hot"; the notion of "hot = positive, therefore desirable" being self-evident), you can disagree with the premise. If you happen to value brains over looks, why can't you still feel that way after watching shallow reality tv for a length of time?

posted on Oct, 31 2011 @ 02:21 PM
If you want to know how bad the media is this is a very good You Tube video. This is one of 25 parts each 15 mins and although some talk about the illuminate and NWO and 9/11 they give you a good idea of far the rabbit hole goes.

Hope I did that right but this is the link in case I didnt The Grand TV Illusion

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edit on 31/10/2011 by YarlanZey because: Nope, still doesnt look right

posted on Oct, 31 2011 @ 02:31 PM
Okay, you peaked my interest.

I can't see the onnetion, oh wizard of oz.

Other examples are Survivor, Survivorman, Top Shot, even children's game shows.

Survivorman, is a game show?
Do you think people are rooting fo him to fail?
I know alot of people that just watch it to learn surival techniques.
He shows various methods of survival knowledge, like how to start a fire.

If you say people watch to see him fail, you know going in that he has a survival crew which will come to see him, and if he has to leave early he will.

The reason why he is actually out in the "wild" is to show what logistical problem occur.

*add* Walking fox, I don't think anyone an survive watching all the episodes haha

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posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 01:46 AM
Of course it's about failure...

Why do you think every segment is about can a fire get started before something bad happens or will he find food before he starves. How about, should I stay or risk moving location?

If you can't see how subtle it is until it's pointed out right now you need to take a breath of fressh air away from T.V.

posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 07:30 AM
Look first off I watch very little television.

Second, failure, what about overcoming the hardships in front of you. The problem you have is you can only see things in a negative light.

You take these shows, and you point out what makes your point and throw everything else away.

Because of your last post, I cannot take you seriously.

Your bias is obvious. You want to see something, so it is there, it is that simple.

posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 12:40 PM

Originally posted by KingAtlas
Look first off I watch very little television.

Second, failure, what about overcoming the hardships in front of you. The problem you have is you can only see things in a negative light.

You take these shows, and you point out what makes your point and throw everything else away.

Because of your last post, I cannot take you seriously.

Your bias is obvious. You want to see something, so it is there, it is that simple.

That's just the tip of the iceberg. I have very decent survival skills garnered from a stint in the Army. I'm disabled now, with liver disease and a maximum radius of 20 miles if required to survive. I've tested it.

When you throw a guy into a situation like that, he always says the most important thing to remember is, "stay calm". Why is the rest of the show overdramatized scenarios full of stress and looming failure.

You have an entire forum here for survival. People spend tons of money on BOB's. It's a large industry, made obese by the military worship as well. All you need is some local plant life reference, maybe a good almanac, and some other literature with a good knife and even that can be made. The one thing you can bring, other than that is a way to make fire.

Any idiot can make fire, everyone was doing it and they were all dumb cavemen right? ..right? Why is that 20% of the episode? The stuff of interest is 'scavenged' and the viewer has no idea where he is at. If they made the show interactive and people could look at a map and maybe plot the most reasonable course and tehcnique the show would be boring.

Are you dumb enough to believe that the best path possible for him to take every episode is not already determined and altered for ratings?

In fact, judging by how a show is put together, he's not the only survival expert around. I remember an episode of one of these shows where they go through this huge cave. The viewer believes that the survivor just comes across it when they hekicoptered in. I think they even dive an indefinate distance with wonton abandon for their life. Eat it up.

Thousands of hours of footage are cut because there is no 'script' is what you are to believe, sure, but never are corners cut in any industry?

Iwant to know how you can't see through to the men behind the curtain.

Furthermore, and finally for now, if you watch it for none of this sensationalized drama I won't ask you to admit that the 'failure' and other nonsense is why you watch it instead of reading a manual which is basically a lessons learned and TTP all rolled into one.

Do you watch it for the knowledge? You will learn far more from personal experience or a book. This is Entertainment and you are entertained.

posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 07:47 PM
Yeah but the things that aren't in the books are thee actual logistics of the situations.
The little things you don't think of.

Experience is good I agree, but even the most experienced person has to be a fool, if he thinks he knows everything.

I have a ton of survival books, and pdfs.

The survival forum here is good also, I don't spend money on BOBs or anything, I just like to know and have some idea of the logistics.

And the logistics of actually surviving aren't really talked about in the forums here. Mostly now adays its about zombies and what gun is best...

I don't watch every episode, as I said I don't watch alot of tv, but If i see it on and he is in a place I know nothing of the logistics of being there then yes I will watch.

I know alot of the other shows are very planned out, and on survivor man the locations are scouted and I said his crew is there just in case.

And there are tons of ways to make fire, it is not as easy to do as you say. I know alot of people that couldn't do it to save thier lives without matches or lighters. Rubbing two sticks together can be done in a manner of ways, and like in school, the more times you see it the better you remember.

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