I Think Television Is An Instrument Of Social Control

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 536 People

    If you're in a position

    where the tv is glued to your mental state it's time to turn it off. It's funny how most people say you can't trust the government and or propaganda this or that. But we read one little post on the internet and it is 110% truth and them we have a doctorate in the subject.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits
    22-25, M
    Oct 16, 2014

    Entertainment?

    i dont watch much tv but, the history is that it was developed for entertainment purposes. i dont think its very entertaining. the media fakes whatever emotion it thinks the public will feed on at the time - whatever it takes to get money out of us. i wouldnt care if the damn...
    ithinkYOUREparanoid ithinkYOUREparanoid
    41-45
    2 Responses Jan 24, 2010

    The New Opium Of The Masses

    Soap operas, advertisements, reality shows, quiz shows, game shows... the list is as endless as the addiction by which people watch them. The dictators of decades passed would have loved to have been able to control their populations as easily as is as possible now. By spoon...
    EnglishMuffin EnglishMuffin
    46-50, M
    4 Responses Jan 22, 2010

    Not a huge fan of TV.

    .. I'm more music with the occasional movie(: Television is brain washing these days
    Spfxartist13 Spfxartist13
    18-21, F
    Jun 19, 2015

    Television Is An Instrument

    It's a machine, and it rules people's lives, makes them think in ways they would not if they did not let the messages sink into their brain. I have seen some people who are literal television zombies, lying there next to it day and night, listening to BillO' and Hannity. Glenn...
    LeisaWolf LeisaWolf
    51-55, F
    20 Responses Jan 24, 2010

    I don't like watching tv the most I will do is

    watch a film but not very often as o find TV and games ect boring and unproductive.
    MrLazyCloud MrLazyCloud
    22-25, M
    Jun 18, 2015

    I Live In The Usa...

    And I think that as a whole our citizens are sheeple... We are given the many messages regarding appearance, behaviors, and the life we are "supposed" to live... IF you EXAMINE these messages closely....the driving factor is MONEY!   It is so sad, because money...
    CoracaoQuebrado CoracaoQuebrado
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Feb 22, 2010
    SanitySister SanitySister
    46-50, F
    1 Response Mar 18, 2014

    The television... The leader of the

    entertainment force. --------------------- Television is not only the main start, but the biggest sign of technology. It's as well the biggest source of entertainment. It has all the attention catchers; Documentaries, popular and classic movies and TV shows, eye-candy...
    HannahMarieX HannahMarieX
    22-25
    3 Responses Jan 16, 2015

    It's a complete mind control

    and raping of the soul
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jun 18, 2015

    TV is a method of numbing the brain!

    If it worked the way it should, there'd be more university challenge and less x-factor.
    picklebobble picklebobble
    51-55, M
    Oct 16, 2014

    Earth

    We share the same place called earth. Why the hell we are fighting? we have no where else to go. What's going on? Turn off the stupid TV and start loving each other. TV is just controlling our brain to push us to war against each other for the sake and pocket of others. I love u...
    Lonely38M Lonely38M
    36-40, M
    Apr 21, 2011

    Guns Don't Kill People, People Do.

     Basically what I'm trying to say is that yes, television is a type of 'social control', ALL media is, But when it comes down to it... whether it's the shows we watch, the movies we love, the music we listen to because it's the newest and most listened to, whatever it is...
    imustbecrazy imustbecrazy
    18-21
    6 Responses Jan 25, 2010

    Kill Your Tv

    The ads. Oh Christ, the ads. You can't even watch a sitcom anymore without being bombarded. Which is precisely why I don't watch tv.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Mar 18, 2010

    I Finally Believe It

    I never knew how much time my t.v. took up until i lost it. In october, due to lack of funds, my cable was turned off, so i had no more t.v. At first, i thought i was going to go nuts, i felt so disconnected from everything. After a few weeks, i dont know how i could have wasted...
    chaostrip13 chaostrip13
    31-35
    1 Response Apr 6, 2011
    miimii0069 miimii0069
    31-35, F
    Sep 9, 2015

    Whoever controls the media controls the mind.

    People are so blissfully ignorant to what the media doesn't share with the public and are so easily manipulated to think whatever they tell them to think. Have your on thoughts and opinions about things and don't believe everything you hear.
    Mandatorysuicide Mandatorysuicide
    18-21, F
    Jun 22, 2015

    Its Called A Television Programme For A Reason!!!

    How many of you know people who are addicted to certain television programmes? I have a friend who watches Eastenders religiously, which is sad!!! I remember this "soap" when it first came on our TV screens and thinking how depressing it was! Not long after Corrie adapted the...
    revzen revzen
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Oct 8, 2010

    Tv And The Internet: Source Of Society's Ills?

    I'm not one to blame. I believe in personal accountability. But, let's face it. Most people are lemmings. Most people follow. It is the minority of people who follow the mantra: "believe none of what you read and half of what you see." But, recent studies have shown...
    NoLongerHere NoLongerHere
    41-45, M
    5 Responses Jul 6, 2012

    Television Gaga!

    It has been quite some time, since I have heard Queen's Radio Gaga song... At this point, I'm stuck on television gaga. That is, folks are so fixed on television and visual stimulation that they will make irrational and dumb decisions when it comes to cable or satellite T.v. I...
    howardnc howardnc
    41-45, M
    1 Response Oct 30, 2012

    Commercials Insult My Intelligence.

    I mute the T.V. when commercials come on. Why in the hell am I forced to watch commercials??!! I wish I had a pop up blocker like we have for the internet for the t.v. The worst part is that I have to pay to watch my expensive azz t.v. and then they force upon me and my family...
    TrustNobody TrustNobody
    26-30, F
    13 Responses Jan 14, 2010

    They're Not Called "programs" By Accident.

    In "A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose", Eckhart Tolle talks about television. He describes a way to view television safely. I think his suggestions should be posted with TV assembly manuals. He talks about how television hypnotizes the viewer, luring them into an...
    trashbag trashbag
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Feb 13, 2012

    Play Records

    We have television ( the 'news' ) on during the evening meal which infuriates me! If I am alone I will light a candle or low lamp and play old records .. from an old record player that would die of lack of use if not for me! I enjoy some documentaries, fims, comedys and quizes...
    Orangetas Orangetas
    51-55, F
    10 Responses Sep 27, 2010

    Why We Can't Think Outside The Box...

    Television messes with your head. This is particularly the case now we're wandering parched through the death valley non-ratings period, when watching TV is akin to having dust blown in your eyes by the networks. If you're a couch potato like me, it's a good bet you're...
    boredbylife boredbylife
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 9, 2011

    I Have Had Some Strange Experiences

    Watching a country transition into the TV age.. It wasn't the TV, per se, that controlled us. The state controlled all media and messaging. The introduction of visual imagery brings new meaning to the expression 'seeing is believing'. What l learned from being a participant in a...
    penguinswon penguinswon
    51-55
    Sep 27, 2010
    westsideblues1 westsideblues1
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Jul 6, 2012

    I know it is lol but I still watch it.

    u have to think outside the box ppl
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Sep 10, 2015

    I don't really like TV like your average teen.

    I like 3 or 4 shows and that's all.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jun 18, 2015

    They're Hoping We're Watching...

    It has already been proven that is being done. America just refuses to accept it and the government just refuses to admit it.  Oh, and "digital tv"?! Yeah... nice excuse for what you are REALLY doing!!!
    Starlatheimmortal Starlatheimmortal
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 27, 2010

    I Enjoy It

    It's a hypnotic drug.I grew up with it.studies concerning the effects of prolonged viewing of televised images are in their infancy.waaah,I want some Fruity Pebbles.
    dubkebab dubkebab
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Jan 9, 2010

    Dvds And My Movies

     i havn't watched normal cable tv,satlelite in a while,but we do have it hooked up,just not in my room.i have my DVD player and my old clunky vcr and all my movies...iv'e just been watching dvds lately. i don't even know what's going on in tv world anymore..and im more happy...
    ElectroMagneticForce ElectroMagneticForce
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jan 17, 2010
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