Television

The stupifying-box...

Fox's 24: propaganda thinly disguised as television programming

http://www.wsws.org/articles/2005/apr2005/2424-a05.shtml

By Debra Watson
5 April 2005

 

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Last week, a comment appeared on the World Socialist Web Site describing the phenomenon of “Reality TV.” [“Reality television” and the American reality that produces it] There is another genre of network television drama that is every bit as psychologically and socially toxic. These are broadcast television series that openly serve a right-wing political agenda. I am referring to shows like JAG, which glorifies the military, and to the ubiquitous cop shows that now regularly top the ratings on network television.

The weekly Fox network television series entitled 24 is an extreme example of this genre. Its propaganda value is revealed in story lines that promote racist stereotypes of Arab Americans and other ethnic groups. Even more politically insidious, this year’s season is replete with scenes of torture administered to various suspected terrorists or their associates by US government operatives. 24 offers such stomach-turning scenes every week. These sequences no doubt reflect, first of all, the sadistic imaginations of those producing the program. They are also designed to shock and presumably appeal to the most backward viewers—a politically perverse example of the scenes that characterize a show like Fear Factor. Moreover, this systematic presentation of torture is intended to inure the population and convey the message that this barbaric treatment is somehow acceptable in the “global war on terror.

Control Through Television

By Manuel Valenzuela, pictures from flickr
08.03.2005

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tv(This is an excerpt of a longer - and superb - article: The Land Of 'Murka' - An Inside Look At George W. Bush's 'Murka'. To read the rest, see link at the bottom of this page. -ed)



 
tvFurthermore, the evisceration of education fuses with the dumbed down escapism and fictions of television to create a population addiction to and reliant on modern civilization's new drug of choice. In television, the Establishment and the government it owns have found the most powerful tool at their disposal to control, condition and manipulate a population to the dictates of power. Simply put, the television has become, in the span of a few decades, the fireworks erupting in the wet dreams of every Joseph Goebbels alive today, a propagandist's manna from heaven and the Establishment's weapon of choice in the pursuit of mind control and thought manipulation.

The Stranger

author unknown

A few months before I was born, my Dad met a stranger who was new to our small Tennessee town. From the beginning, Dad was fascinated with this enchanting newcomer and soon invited him to live with our family. The stranger was quickly accepted and was around to welcome me into the world a few months later.

As I grew up, I never questioned his place in my family. In my young mind, he had a special niche. My parents were complementary instructors: Mom taught me the  word of God, and Dad taught me to obey it. But the stranger?

He was our storyteller. He would keep us spellbound for hours on end with adventures, mysteries and comedies. If I wanted to know anything about politics, history or science, he always knew the answers about the past, understood the present and even seemed able to predict  the  future! He took my family to the first major league ball game. He made me laugh, and he made me cry. The stranger never stopped talking, but Dad didn't seem to mind.

Sometimes Mom would get up quietly while the rest of us were shushing each other to listen to what he had to say, and  she would go to her room and read her books.  (I wonder now if she ever prayed for the stranger to leave.)

Dad ruled our household with certain moral convictions, but the stranger never felt obligated to honor them.  Profanity, for example, was not allowed in our home... not from us, our friends or any visitors. Our  long-time visitor, however, got away with four-letter words that burned my ears and made my dad squirm and my mother blush.

My Dad was a teatotaler who didn't permit alcohol in the home, not even for cooking. But the stranger encouraged us to try it on a regular basis. He made cigarettes look cool, cigars manly and pipes distinguished. He talked freely (much too freely!) about sex. His comments were sometimes blatant, sometimes suggestive, and generally embarrassing. I now know that my early concepts about relationships were influenced strongly by the stranger. Time after time, he opposed the values of my parents, yet he was seldom rebuked...  and NEVER asked to leave.

More than fifty years have passed since the stranger moved in with our family. He has blended right in and is not nearly as fascinating as he was at first.

Still, if you were to walk into my parents' den today you would still find him sitting over in his corner, waiting for someone to listen to him talk and watch him draw his pictures.

His name? We just call him TV.



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Mass Manipulation

by Steve Manning



I hope this finds all of the Strait Truth forum well and in good spirit.

Many have claimed religion is the opiate of the masses. Since an opiate "distorts one view of reality" this is a correct statement.

Humans rely on religion to rationalize and justify their belief in fairy tales.

Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny are actually part of the apostate modern day christian belief system.

Most christians who accept modern day teachings disregard the fact these holi-days, stolen obviously from the Creator's Holy Days, are steeped in pagan origins.

Pagan origins, a belief system separate from the actual Truth found in the teachings of our Creator. Pagan people, those outside of the Truth of the Creator.

Humans also use religion to wait on fairy tale events such as the rapture. This event, an event which is always in the future, makes it possible for millions of so called followers of the Christ, the spiritual SON to remain blind and dumb. They use these children's stories to dismiss their accountability of our sins.

We have all witnessed video footage of the recent Tsunami events.

I was dumbfounded to witness a man standing at the ocean's shore watching one of the waves approaching him. Like a deer in the headlights of an oncoming vehicle he stood their frozen, unable to comprehend his impending doom. Sure enough he was overcome by the wave and disappeared into the water never to be seen again. This reminded me of the millions of christians who wait on their savior to rapture them away from a world they are helping destroy. This man was dragged back into the sea. If christians don't wake up REAL SOON they will be washed away as well.

All mass manipulation has a delivery system.

Opiates must be injected or inhaled.

Tsunami's are caused by a disruption to the ocean floor. (Evil mankind has the technology to do this)

Modern day christianity, churchianity, is delivered by and controlled by the adversary Satan. Satan calls upon his minnions to deliver his lies either in person or via the greatest delivery system of this time, television.

Ah, the modern marvel television. Visions implanted via electronic signal and accepted through the eyes and ears of a human.

Television has been, and will be used to rewrite history and educate a dumbed down human race into believing fair tales and lies of the greatest proportion.

For nearly 45 days after all the christians gave thanks on thanksgiving, another lie, they were inundated with subliminal messages as to why they should run out and spend their money on behalf of a jolly old st. nick. Like good little slaves they cut down millions of trees, adorned them with silly trinkets and worshipped commercialism and Satan himself.

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The Plot to Kill us All

by John Kaminski

The ONLY solution is to enforce The Plan against the traitorous N.W.O. Zionist mass-murder, inside-job perpetrators of 911 and the phoney War on Terror:- http://i.am/jah/plan.htm

Time is running out:-
http://i.am/jah/signs.htm


The plot to kill us all

As the atrocities of rich criminals increase, the tragic American coma intensifies

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It's Official: TV Linked to Attention Deficit

http://www.whitedot.org/issue/iss_story.asp?slug=ADHD%20Toddlers

A study from the American Academy of Pediatrics shows that watching videos as a toddler may lead to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD, also called ADD in UK) in later life.

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Hollyork Nation

Denunciations of television have become as routine as breathing: the programming is crass, stupid, propagandistic, so bad that only an idiot would watch it yet everybody does. Actually things are worse. They are much worse.

To see what is happening, start with what may be the crucial truth of our times: People will watch a screen. They will watch anything in preference to nothing, watch programs they don't really like, comedies so unfunny that only the laugh track tells them when to respond. The bright know that the fare is witless, that it is directed at fools. The ads irritate them. Yet they too watch.

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"The Manchurian Candidate": All-American Conspiracy

Hoodwinked: Watching Movies with Eyes Wide Open

http://www.steamshovelpress.com/altmedia21.html

      Real Life All-American Conspiracy ripped from yesterday’s headlines makes ‘The Manchurian Candidate’ a quick course in How the Real World Really Works.

      Mind control. Microchip implants. Global slush funds. Programmed assassins and patsies. Phony wars for corporate profits. Stage-managed political conventions. It’s all there. You know - just like real life.

      So here are the Real World analogues --

My First (and Last) Time With Bill O'Reilly

http://www.thenation.com/doc.mhtml?i=20040719&s=coleweb



by DAVID COLE

It started innocuously enough. On Monday, June 21, a producer from Fox News's The O'Reilly Factor called to ask me to appear as a guest that evening to comment on a front-page story in the New York Times claiming that the Bush Administration had overstated the value of intelligence gained at Guantánamo and the dangers posed by the men detained there. I'm generally not a fan of shout-television, and I had declined several prior invitations to appear on O'Reilly's show, but this time I said yes. Little did I know it would not only be my first time, but also my last.
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