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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Television as the Annihilation of Social Justice

Corporate media get away with continuously broadcasting one-sided information and debasing the concept of journalism as the conscience of a nation due to the demonic magnetism of television and the ease with which the average person becomes bewitched by it and permanently addicted.

Kill your television, as the saying goes. Sure, one is going to ache for the loss of Nova, Frontline, Masterpiece, Democracy Now, local community television, l940s films, but long-term benefits outweigh the losses, because nothing is more important for America as a whole than social justice.

What does one do instead after a hard day's work? Rest. Read. Engage in conversation. And be liberated from daily manipulation of one's mind by capitalists determined to imprison one. And then there's this thing I've heard about called the internet . . . apparently it is not (yet) opposed to honesty and balance and free thinking and diverse cultural and political viewpoints, the only problem being it allows the NSA to count every breath one takes and every shift of one's eyes, along with continuous monitoring of one's heart rate, dreams, and long-term plans.

Sports can be watched in sports bars and movies downtown.

If a television is anywhere in the house, including the basement or attic, in time it will entrap the people who live there.

One of the most powerful forces in human history? Teevee. There are people of acute intelligence and considerable experience of the world, who have achieved mighty deeds, who believe they cannot live without television and are wholly blind to the significance of what it means to pick up that remote and press that rubbery button.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well said, sir.