“Shortly, the public will be unable to reason or think for themselves. They’ll only be able to parrot the information they’ve been given on the previous night’s news”.
By TLB Contributor: Dave Hodges
As the title indicates, all American sheeple own two washing machines. One of them looks like this:
The other washing machine, a brain-washing machine, looks like this:
Television Viewing Is Unhealthy
TV has been demonstrated to increase cravings for junk food, and increase the likelihood of becoming overweight, being bullied, under-performing at school, being inactive, and becoming prone to misbehavior.
Japanese researchers, from Tohoku University, found that when children spend a lot of time viewing TV, there can be some very profound the brain defects. The study examined 276 children aged between five and 18, who watched between zero and four hours of TV per day. The average viewing time for the study’s participants was about two hours. The study conducted MRI brain scans and it showed children who spent the most hours in front of TV had greater amounts of gray matter in regions around the frontopolar cortex. This could account why there is a correlation between the amount of time children watch TV and children possessing substandard verbal skills. The amount of gray matter in the brain needs to be pruned in childhood and TV exacerbates this challenge in developing brains.
Researchers have found that TV produces long-term attention disorders among the young beginning around the age of two to three month old. Some researchers are speculating that disorders, such as ADHD, may actually be developed through TV watching in very early childhood. Since 11% of the nation’s children are now diagnosed with ADHD, this is a financial goldmine for Big Pharma.
Television is addicting, particularly for young brains. Researcher Herbert Krugman found that endorphins are released while watching TV. This means that TV viewers get a burst of “runners high” when watching their favorite programs.
Jerry Mander, The author of Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television, describes how the brainwaves of viewers’ slow down while watching TV. The study determined that program content made difference to this process.
TV, the Great Brain-Washing Device
“We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the public believes is false.”
William Casey, former CIA Director
Television has a filtering impact on the perception of reality. This may be television’s most dramatic and dangerous impact . The psychological concept of confirmation bias means that when we hear a message often enough, we come to unquestionably accept the message as authentic and real. And the message is amazingly consistent because only six globalist corporate entities control over 90% of the media.
Television is accused of promoting feelings of inadequacy and enhances a personal belief system based upon an external locus of control. Simply put, this means that the viewer is taught from an early age to not believe in their personal ability to modify their life’s circumstances and that most of what happens in life is a matter of luck and these factors are always outside of our control.
It has long been known that one of the best behavioral control methods, designed to enhance feelings of docility, is to have patients in mental wards or prisoners, view large amounts of television. When we combine these three factors, it is easy to see that the television viewing public is being trained to become the hopeless slaves of the existing power structure and, of course, “Resistance is futile”.
Television Inoculates People from Being Repulsed By Violence
Television is a vaccine that actually works. By the time the average person reaches the age of 18 they seen over 200,000 violent acts on TV including 40,000 murders. It is also estimated that more than 50% of students in secondary school have witnessed their peers imitating violent acts they’ve seen on TV.
We are not only conditioned to be a more violent by television through the process of habituation and desensitization (Bandura, 1964), we are also conditioned to embrace violence. This has profound implications when we consider such questions as whether, or not, American soldiers will fire on American citizens.
Television Robs Viewers of Spiritual and Moral Development
Perhaps the greatest danger we face from television lies in the fact that our children are separated from us philosophically, morally and spiritually by the liberal values being imparted every minute of the day by television programming. Most American families do not embrace the notion of gay marriage, yet the media would have one believe that the practice is all the rage amongst the American middle class.
One would have to be deaf, dumb and blind to the fact that Jesus is not an invited guest on almost all network programming. This would help to explain our severe moral decline as television programming promotes every anti-family value that the globalists can think up. The portrayal of deviant lifestyles is common place on TV, even though most of the viewers are not of the same mindset.
Television promotes a false sense of reality. Let’s not forget that the pseudoscience of climate change is presented to the public as if it is well-established fact and it is not! However, TV watchers are never exposed to the contrary view in the mainstream media. We should remember former CNN reporter, Amber Lyon and her revelations that CNN is paid by the government and agencies like the CIA to run certain stories while ignoring other stories that do not promote the globalist agenda.
Television robs people of an internal sense of happiness. In fact, researchers have found that happy people do not watch television.
In an interview I conducted with Jim Marrs, I remember Jim saying that if we wanted to free our minds from the control of the globalists, we should turn our TV’s off. Jim is right, because as the influence and listenership of the alternative media continues to grow, the ratings for the dinosaur media continues to plummet. The message is clear, turn off the TV.
Americans should only own one washing machine, and that would be the one that only washes dirty clothes.
About the Author
Dave Hodges is the host of the popular radio talk show, which airs from 9 PM to Midnight (Central). The show can be heard by clicking the following icon in the upper right hand corner of The Common Sense Show.
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