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  •  your media does not have an "off" switch? (1+ / 0-)
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    it seems to blame the media for its having 24/7 access to your home is putting the cart before the horse. Also you have to remember the legitimate theater was usually illegitimate in its own time

    •  Nowadays our culture tells us we neeeeeed to be (1+ / 0-)
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      historys mysteries

      "informed." That means having the TV on all the time. It took me forever to break my partner of having it on as background noise; you'd be amazed at how many people just can't stand the idea of having it off for a while.

      "Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism." - Hubert Humphrey

      by Killer of Sacred Cows on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 11:01:49 AM PST

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      •  How would having the TV on (1+ / 0-)
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        result in a person being informed? Or, perhaps I should ask what "informed" means?

        Stay fired up: now is the time to focus on downticket change! #Forward

        by emidesu on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 11:42:47 AM PST

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        •  It doesn't, but that's the lie our culture tells. (1+ / 0-)
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          And then the person is listening to that automatic invective and violence, subconsciously, constantly, because they're worried about not being "informed."

          "Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism." - Hubert Humphrey

          by Killer of Sacred Cows on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 12:01:43 PM PST

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          •  While being afraid that the violence (1+ / 0-)
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            will penetrate his own world, causing the person to watch more TV in an attempt to self-soothe and also to buy Stuff...

            I know what you mean but I wanted to make sure. The constant stream of propaganda in our society is driving me to distraction.

            Stay fired up: now is the time to focus on downticket change! #Forward

            by emidesu on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 12:10:44 PM PST

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