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Wednesday, 22 July 2015

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TV is one of the most hideous devices ever invented. It alone is responsible for wasting away the lives of human beings who view the screen for hours each day. They think it is entertainment but the joke's on them because while they watch sitcoms, game shows, and commercials, they're being brainwashed like mindless zombies. People love to watch television because they hate their real life.

They think that they are watching real things happening on TV, and never think about the fact that what they really see and hear are visual images displayed electronically on a screen, and sound resonating from a speaker. It's all an illusion, nothing is real, and millions of people squander billions of hours in this state of blindness. It's the central element in their life. Without it many people would commit suicide or go insane.

Much is known about the negative effects of this machine. But there is much more mayhem involved. From the rotten dirt on television the couch potato sprouted. A de-evolution from human-to-animal-to-vegetable. By the time TVs were ubiquitous in society more than half the population had lost their life-time wise.

The Nightly News- TV newscasts are part tabloid, part propaganda, part PR and part lies. It's not just news; it's a sophisticated tool like a software program that manipulates the audience by suggestion and deception. If you watch closely you'll notice how they use mental tricks to control viewers. Talking heads must sit behind a desk because their lower bodies underdeveloped. News anchors read the news as if they know it's the truth, but they just read what some writer gave them to read.

Yet they look directly at the camera and speak as though they sincerely believe they are telling you the truth. Sometimes they quote others or they say that some other source provided the information, but most of the time their job is to convince you that their news report is always true. By the time it is learned to be untrue people forget about what the reporter said. There is something inherently deceptive about this standard industry practice.

Producers select certain news stories based on the potential for increasing ratings with shock value, not newsworthiness. The media market is so competitive that stations are forced to report the most sensational stories about rape, murder, kidnapping, fires, floods, and other natural disasters. That is what sells, particularly the sex crime stories, and especially if the reporter is a female.

They have a way of using the tone of their voice to arouse male viewers, which increases ratings but has the unintended side effect of inspiring sex maniacs to go out and rape someone as soon as a commercial comes on. So TV news has become just one big filth fest.

TV Personalities- Females are chosen for their sex appeal, but you can tell by the look on their faces that they know thousands of male perverts are masturbating as they watch them. Broadcast executives understand this and also know that those degenerates just live to watch these women.

For many shut-ins those are the only women they may see in their home, and certainly the only ones that will look directly at them and talk to them in a friendly manner. Because no other girls will ever talk to them such viewers kid themselves into thinking that the women are talking to them personally as a friend.

Some fans get so obsessed that they stalk the personality and rape them. Those crimes are usually kept confidential for PR purposes. The station managers fear that all the other perverts in the audience would get jealous and change to another channel.

Reality TV- This latest TV trend is sometimes interesting but usually boring because it accurately presents the boring activities of the people on the show. It's popular because ordinary boring people can relate to it, and the networks love it because it's always a fast and easy low budget production. They figure that if you shoot enough home movies you're bound to catch something worth broadcasting, and that doesn't take much considering all the crap that's on the air.

Sitcoms- Sitcom fans are very depressed people because their lives are so sad and boring. They seek refuge in sitcoms where it appears that the characters are having a fun time, or at least a less boring time than the viewer. The viewer wants to ignore the fact that the characters are highly paid actors faking it, pretending that the sitcom is real life, in effect lying. The viewer wants to be lied to a lot if that's what it takes to relieve their sadness.

Scriptwriters are underpaid and in short supply, as evidenced by the lack of humor in sitcoms. Fans don't seem to care because they hear the prerecorded laugh track that makes them think something must be funny, so they laugh. That's all they want to do anyway so it doesn't matter if nothing is funny as long as they laugh. If sit-coms were actually funny there would be no need to add the laugh tracks. The irony is that sitcoms are not perceived as funny by happy people-who get depressed watching sitcoms.

Game Shows- The scourge of games is so entrenched in our culture that its no surprise TV games shows are a big hit, and a big problem of society. The attraction of these shows appeals to some of our basest animal instincts; money, material possessions, fame, etc. It's all self-satisfaction and greed gratification in all it's glory televised from coast to coast into the homes of homely housewives and shut-ins.

Game shows try to add excitement to viewers boring lives, hoping they will win fabulous prizes of cash and merchandise. There's not much cash left after taxes, and the merchandise is damaged floor samples, at best. But even the losers get a consolation prize so they don't go away ashamed with heads hung low, utterly humiliated on national TV. The contestants are jumping up and down screaming and laughing, bursting with excitement, which suggests that their normal lives are a drag.

Soap Operas- These low budget drama series were once used as an early springboard to launch the careers of some big stars. That was before the pornography film industry was deregulated. Now soap operas are receptacles for washed up has-beens and sex partners of the show's producers. The contemporary soap operas do not enjoy the popularity that their early predecessors once did because the sheer glut of competing programs makes it hard to attract an audience to such a banal show.

Commercials- These low budget drama series were once used as an early springboard to launch the careers of some big stars. That was before the pornography film industry was deregulated. Now soap operas are receptacles for washed up has-beens and sex partners of the show's producers. The contemporary soap operas do not enjoy the popularity that their early predecessors once did because the sheer glut of competing programs makes it hard to attract an audience to such a banal show.

The story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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