OK, this is going to be a long one, because it has lots and lots of points to be taken. Also i haven't updated for some time.
You ever found yourself watching TV and actually believing what you see? It's not your fault...that's just how it is.
Same with radio stations, magazines, newspapers and from some years now the Internet. All of those things can have positive effects on you, learning new information, keeping up with current events and basically finding out whats going on. Or do they?
It's no secret that the average IQ has slipped a few notches down, maybe more. The new generations of kids are getting more ignorant, more illiterate, more uninterested....more STUPID. Let me get this straight, I'm not talking for everyone, because stupidity is actually a percentage and frankly the more time that passes, the bigger it gets. I base my thought on the huge amount of what someone would call the freedom of speech. And while practising your right to speak freely is something you should be glad for, don't forget common sense. The anonymous nature of the Internet has given something that is far beyond freedom of speech. The net is flooded with racism, homophobia, xenophobia, antisemitism etc. etc. Things that in the real world would get your ass kicked are making you a hero on the web. I don't care actually but it gets annoying after some time. But after all this is the Internet and everybody is safe to say and do whatever they like.
Enough with the bullshit on the net, let's talk about the more common bullshit that strikes not only kids and young adults....yes, let us talk about the older medias. The ones that are based on brainwashing.
You probably are thinking now "Oh my God, not another one of those conspiracy spewing idiots!" You can't be more wrong, just keep reading.
Brainwashing is the act of using the power of your voice and presence to affect peoples way of thinking. First was religion (If someone is highly religious i suggest, stop reading now). Religion is an idea, just the basic idea of importing values in someones head. While the message is not all that bad, the execution of the act of "Spreading the word" is the part that makes me sick. The basic part of any religion is what? Being an honest, humble and friendly person. OK, this is all good and I like it. Let's look at the facts now, fundamentalists from the times of the crusades till today's Muslim fundamentalists are doing the exact opposite of what they preach.
Thou shalt not kill? Oh tell that to the pagans....why don't you tell a guy with a bomb strapped to his chest to love because Islam teaches the same shit like Christianity.
Now some time later, people are the same, just their way of life changed. We have TVs now...
We found a new way of reprogramming ourselves, via Television Programing... Can't decide what music you like? Put on a music channel...Oh you'll find shit that is ridiculous, but hey it's better than not having any interest at all...right? NO, NO, NO and a thousand times NO!! The television is far from "harmless entertainment". The news tell you half the story and proceed to order you how to feel about it. The music programs are telling you what's the best new music and you are sucked into the global mind...Radio stations, do the same as the music programs. Both TV and radio are filled with adverts about shit you don't even need but they make you want. And now what has happened is that people under a certain age are mindlessly walking like a horde of zombies to the store. The fear of being outdated and uncool is so big that people with no money for food are doing the same.
While this is happening the educational system is collapsing. Governments are deliberately destroying it. Why? I'm glad you asked. You see, technology is really a good thing. It makes your life easy...its the crossing the boundaries of useful and stepping into the zone of being just a slave to the said technology is what concerns me. Being a slave to technology is the first step to being a "mind in chains" as i like to call it. The leaders do not need smart people, who are able to question and find out how bad they are getting screwed over for the big mans greed. So what do they need, they need you to know enough so you could make them money and feel like an achiever, just because you are making money for yourself (which in fact is not even close to the money you make for them). They need you and your children to be useful, but not able. So now you are getting taught to work, but not to question. Why? Because if you question your orders, you clearly see something wrong, something that doesn't add up to the big picture. You don't work for YOUR future, you work for THEIR PRESENT.
And here is where the media steps in rock hard and heavy as a boulder. We already have a zombie horde of people walking in rhythm in columns to their low pay jobs. They don't ask "WHY?" they don't think for themselves...they work. But here and there are people who escaped the cloning vats as children and find themselves in an environment that they could change if they try hard enough. So what does the media do?
Ironically I am now using the Internet to express my thoughts. This brings me to something else in my mind...Is it all that bad?! The answer is NO it is not....if you are capable of thinking. If you have enough knowledge and information to logically connect all the pieces into one big picture.
Yes TV programs are fun, yes, music is fun(but not art anymore)...but its just like weed...Its a powerful weapon, you just have to know where to point and how to pull the trigger. What makes the difference is the reason you use it.
These are just my thoughts on the subject and you are absolutely free to disagree.