I hate that television makes people stupid. Yes it does. The more television you watch, the stupider you become. No one is immune from its intentionally damaging effects.
Let me explain. Let me start by explaining how the act of reading impresses itself on your mind. Then, how television does.
Now, the words of books make pictures in your mind. Those pictures are the systems or stories or concepts you are trying to understand. The sharper the picture is in your mind, the better your understanding is. After all, those pictures and details are of your own mind’s creation. You flexed your mind’s muscle to envision. It’s now stronger.
Let’s contrast that with television. Television is the electronic projection of highly orchestrated sounds and images. Those sounds and images are arguably hypnotic. They put people in a reactionary state, and make them highly responsive to suggestion or direction. That is because the sounds and pictures projected into the mind replace the images you yourself create. Your mind is not flexing its muscle to create those images, those understandings. Something outside of you is.
That something fosters powerful emotions within you. Emotions, though often wondrous and pleasant, by the very definition of the word “emotion,” are often antithetical to the definition of the word “reason”.
A definition of emotion is “instinctive or intuitive feeling as distinguished from reasoning or knowledge”. A definition of reason is “the power of the mind to think, understand and form judgments by a process of logic.” Feeling is not reasoning. Feeling is reactive. Reasoning is proactive. Emotion quite often completely disallows one to reason, or think logically. And, another definition of reason is “the power of comprehending.”
If you are not reasoning, you are not comprehending. Literally, by projecting images into your mind which evoke strong emotional reactions, and by subsequently not considering whether or not those emotions are warranted, television is literally doing your thinking for you. It is telling you what to believe is true.
This is how brainwashing occurs. Because those images causing you to believe what is true hold such emotional power over your understanding, you tend not to question those images. Television-created emotions trump your reason. Thus, though you did not create those images of understanding, the images’ emotions make you unconsciously think and act as if you did.
Thus, you unconsciously presume you are informed. You unconsciously presume your understanding is accurate. But it’s not. So many things you believe to be true you cannot defend with logic. Your understanding is emotional. Thus you use emotion to defend your beliefs. You can ignore, dismiss, deride, mock and even vilify. You can act like a child because, in many ways, your thinking processes are just as undeveloped.
This is dangerous. The more you think and act as if those contrived pictures, implanted into your subconscious, are true, the more brainwashed you are. And the more brainwashed you are, the more pain you will endure in, hopefully, coming out of this stupefied state population manipulators want you in.
And ultimately, I gotta’ say that some of the deepest anguish I have felt in life is experiencing rejection, from those I know and love, for asserting that television is a weapon used to manipulate and control populations, by subverting reasoning processes, and making people emotional sheep. But that’s life. It’s incumbent on all of us to lose fear of being blunt in the face of ridicule and rejection. After all, the goal of evil people using the weapon of television is to reorder society.
Population masters want independent thought dead. They want remembrance of our God-given rights and liberties dead. They want a New Order based upon morals antithetical to the free society intended by mankind to enjoy for knowing the Gospels of Jesus Christ.
But whether or not you are Christian, and whether or not you believe the nebulous “they” exist, it is imperative for those who watch a lot of television to step back from the many hours they spend in front of it, and reflect on what it is doing to them, at an emotional and intellectual level.
This is not to say I never watch television. This is not to say I spend all my free time reading books. Not at all. I’m not perfect. Nonetheless, it is well past the time for adults to start the conversation of how much television has changed us over the past 70 years.
But I fear this will not come. The results will be tragic, but warranted.
“My people perish for lack of knowledge.” Hosea 6:4.