TV: Your Mind. Controlled.
Are large segments of the American public literally walking around in a hypnotic trance?
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Michael Snyder, of The American Dream, wrote this almost two years ago:
Our society is rapidly coming apart at the seams and people are seriously starting to lose it… Way too many Americans seem to be losing all sense of what is right and what is wrong. Way too many Americans seem to be losing all sense of what it means to treat others with dignity and respect… It is almost as if some sort of mental illness is spreading throughout our society that is expressing itself in thousands of different ways. We are seeing anger, rage, malice and brutality rise to very dangerous levels. Our population has become way too greedy, proud, selfish and hateful. America is on a very dangerous road and we need to wake up.
A general sense of apathy is spreading through the populace like a cancer and it begs the question: even if we wanted to “wake up,” could we?
According to last year’s Nielsen report, the average American over the age of two years old watches more than 34 hours of television per week, plus at least three more hours of taped programming. The report also noted that the amount of time we spend watching television increases as we get older.