TV tells us exactly what we should look like, what we should eat and drink and how much we should weigh. How we should parent, what our house should look like and the kinda car we should be driving. It tells us what drugs to take when we feel a certain way, and where to go on vacation, if we want to have a good time.
What it doesn't tell us, is according to who. Media Messaging is all about advertising, to get us to buy a certain product . So it's Ad men, Salesmen and Hucksters that are telling us who we should be and how we should act. Their motivation is not to honestly help us be better people, it's to sell us product. The only reason producers of TV want a show to be successful is so they can charge the advertisers more to show their wares.
Want to quite the static in your mind? Start being very selective about what you watch on TV. Tape or DVR what you want to watch and fast forward through commercials. Never sit in front of the TV and start surfing. TV has not enriched our lives, it has isolated us and dumded us down. It creates a false sense of belonging.and has eroded our sense of community. We rely on TV to entertain us because we've become to lazy or worse yet have forgotten how to entertain ourselves. Our libraries are empty and book stores are disappearing. I have yet to see a movie that was better then the book it was based on.
I'm tired of feeling like a victim to media messaging. Finally realized that TV is only about selling us stuff, and they will use any fear based, underhanded, subliminal trick to do it. I'm tired of feeling sick and dirty after channel surfing for a couple of hours or worse yet all day. My library bookstore sells books for a dollar. When was the last time you sat down with a good book?