Television – 24 Hour Brainwashing
Compiled and written by: James King
Never in history has such an amazingly efficient, and easy to use brainwashing method existed. In earlier times, speeches, newsprint, and then radio worked to influence the way peo ple thought about the world around them. Then came the advent of the television and it not only revolutionized our life, and the way we view the world, but it revolutionized brainwashing and propaganda.
1. a method for systematically changing attitudes or altering beliefs, originated in totalitarian countries, especially through the use of torture, drugs, or psychological-stress techniques.
2. any method of controlled systematic indoctrination, especially one based on repetition or confusion: brainwashing by TVcommercials.
“If you repeat a lie often enough, it becomes the truth.”
- Joseph Goebbels (Hitler’s Propaganda Minister)
By repeating a lie over and over again, corporations the world over have convinced us, that they’re products are safe, effective, and most importantly – that we need them. News organizations work together to also shape our beliefs by repeating the same “news” items, over and over again until the majority of the public believes it.
Is television a drug?
What characterizes drug use, is the first question we need to ask. Addiction, anti-social behavior, deterioration of health, changes in mental capacity and function, and mind-alteration all come to mind when I think of the results of drug use. Interestingly enough, all of these signs are exhibited by people who regularly watch television.