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  • On 7 Oct 2014 in Why Does the US News Media Suck So Badly?, Indiana Jones said:

    dublin hillz says

    Indiana Jones says

    Behave this way, think this way, see how cool this is?, violence is okay, you

    are not adequate in some way, you should look like this, eat this, like that,

    hate this, etc... All these messages are in the "content" of television. They

    did a study a ways back and found out people had more feelings of inadequacy

    after watching 15 minutes of television.

    Some of these things can be blunted by:

    1) Using DVR for contents that has advertising.

    2) Watching pay channels that don't have commercias (HBO, showtime)

    3) Watching neflix where one is in absolute control of content as well as the time that the program is watched.

    None of these are perfect but each approach will greatly reduce the impact of advertisers/marketers.

    I agree doing these things will alleviate the intensity of the consumerism push, but there is still the "content" -- the actual shows you are watching that are pushing particular ideas. They don't call it "programming" for nothing.

    We as humans are so susceptible to the programming since books, movies and television have taken the place of the storytellers in our past. The storytellers told us our past, explained our present and guided into our future through metaphors, allegory, symbology, fables, koans, etc.

    Hollywood is now our storyteller. Our past is what Hollywood says it is and Hollywood guides our future. How quickly they come out with a movie after a major event occurs -- it's mere months before you can watch it on TNT. And to glimpse the future, watch the sci-fi's. Think Minority Report's drones or Terminator's "google glass" ability.

    Keep the critical thinking cap on.

  • On 6 Oct 2014 in Why Does the US News Media Suck So Badly?, Indiana Jones said:

    The media news sucks because they don't intend it to be fair or impartial--it's Propaganda. Covert propaganda. Different countries will tolerate different levels of overtness in the propaganda. Americans are too independent and educated to accept overt propaganda, like China for instance, so they have to hide it between the lines.

    Television itself is a blend of blunt marketing by way of commercials, designed to make you feel inadequate so you will make purchases to feel better temporarily, and subtle propaganda in the news and tv shows. Whether a drama, news, comedy, entertainment show etc. it is on the screen to manipulate you in some way.

    Behave this way, think this way, see how cool this is?, violence is okay, you are not adequate in some way, you should look like this, eat this, like that, hate this, etc... All these messages are in the "content" of television. They did a study a ways back and found out people had more feelings of inadequacy after watching 15 minutes of television.

    Seek out alternative media and use your critical thinking skills. Don't immediately accept any story in the mainstream news media at face value before doing your own research on it.

  • On 2 Oct 2014 in Joshua Wong: Unlikely celebrity emerges from the Hong Kong protests, Indiana Jones said:

    "Supposedly the whole reason we "globalized" China is to bring Western style moderation and a degree of personal freedom. But its own best and brightest have merely taken the money and high-tailed it to Vancouver, BC!"

    Don't tell me you fell for the "We will bring Democracy!" trick again. That trick has been played over and over yet so many still fall for it.

    There is freedom now in China post-communism-- the freedom of Money! The freedom of the powerful and rich to dictate the terms and rob the masses. Sounds like a fascist state hiding behind the ruse of democracy. Sounds like Failed-Capitalism. Sounds like the USA.

    China never had true communism by the way, it was a fascist state hiding behind the ruse of communism. Only the name has changed, not the game.

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