About 5 years ago, I was sitting in my apartment down in Florida channel surfing. It was on a Saturday night, so finding a movie or re-run that would cloud my non-existent social life was the top priority. But after about 15 minutes of scrolling through meaningless content, I turned off the TV, unplugged the extension cord, and walked it to the dumpster. Yes, I threw the whole set away.
That random decision was one of the easiest and best decisions I’ve made in my life. Maybe it’s because I’m getting older and possibly smarter (fingers crossed), but I can no longer stomach most of the trash that’s on television. Which is disappointing because, at one point in time, I had a great deal of respect for the entertainment and news industry. But once I became aware of social engineering practices through media, I starting questioning and distrusting everything.
The rise of fake political correctness was the first sign that something was wrong, and oddly enough this led me to start researching the science behind mass media. According to Live Science, watching an excessive amount of television affects your health, particularly the brain and cognitive skills—including the speed at which people process information, their verbal memory, and mental skills that help people plan, organize, and pay attention. And since biased narratives are used to appease higher agendas, it only made sense as to why mass amounts of people can be easily programmed to think a certain way.
I want to share a very interesting documentary by Matt Procella, entitled TV = Mind Control. Psychological warfare was the overall premise of the film, and there are other key points that I took away from it. They are as follows:
- Watching television often produces an altered state of consciousness.
- You are the most receptive to mental programming when you watch television, and whether or not the information takes hold of your mind depends on two factors.
- Trusting the source of information
- Even when you switch off the television, you remain in the alpha state for 45 minutes to an hour.
- The 1960s is when Project MKUltra (also called the CIA Mind Control Program) was going on in the United States. The U.S. Government began experimenting on the behavior of humans through the CIA’s Scientific Intelligence Division.
- In 2011-2012, the H.R. 5736 Smith – Mundt Modernization Act was passed making it legal for the Secretary and Broadcasting Board of Governors to disseminate propaganda through the press, publications, radio, motion pictures, the internet, and social media.
- Digital TV and the use of symbols, shapes, and bright colors put viewers in a hypnotic trance. Many would compare it to hypnosis.
- Television programming has ultimately dumbed down the population.
If you’d like to discuss any of the film’s content, please feel free to comment below.
Until Next Time…
Blaszczak-Boxe, A. (2015, December 02). Too Much TV Really Is Bad for Your Brain. Retrieved August 14, 2019, from https://www.livescience.com/52959-television-cognitive-function.html