Sunday, January 12, 2014

TV = Toxic Veg-Out

Most left-wing bumper strips on cars are absolute nonsense - but not all of them.  Here are a few that do contain some grains of intelligence:
  • If you aren't outraged, you aren't paying attention.
  • Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.
  • First kill your television.
Let's look at that last one.  There is no doubt that the television has become the de facto Electronic Deity.  I understand that the average person watches four hours of the Idiot Box every day.  What a waste - in more ways than one.

I never watched that much Boob Tube.  However, when I cut it out completely over twenty years ago, I quickly noticed renewed clarity in my own thinking processes.  It wasn't just the removal of the slop and drivel that oozed copiously from that  thing.  Exposure to too much TV, even if it's exclusively EWTN, will have detrimental effects on the human brain. 

I recommend to the reading of all a book by Neil Postman called Amusing Ourselves to Death.  It's not an easy read, but well worth the time invested.  It's an eye-opener, to be sure.

Comes now a study, as reported by England's Daily Mail, that concludes that the watching of too much TV can actually deform a child's developing brain in ways that will stunt verbal intelligence.  Consider how this is coupled with the deliberate attempt by public education higher-ups to stupify the future adults.  (Google the words "public education dumbing down" for some eye-openers.)  That these two things are taking place is not a coincidence.

Take charge of what goes on in your own home and with your children.  Toss out the Electronic Deity (or at least confiscate its power cord).  Consider home-schooling.  You can do it.

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