Thu Aug 19, 2004 12:11


Tuesday, August 17, 2004 8:54 AM
Subject: Television, Mind Control, and Marxism in the USA


Here are two articles that I thought you would find interesting. The
first is about the insidious use of the television for social engineering
purposes. The second shows that Marxism is alive and well in the USA, in
that the ownership and control of private property by the People was been
outlawed, albeit unconstitutionally under color of law.

Der Feind ist innerhalb des Gatters.

Hollyork Nation

by Fred Reed ZZZ

Denunciations of television have become as routine as breathing: the
programming is crass, stupid, propagandistic, so bad that only an idiot
would watch it yet everybody does. Actually things are worse. They are much

To see what is happening, start with what may be the crucial truth of our
times: People will watch a screen. They will watch anything in preference
to nothing, watch programs they don't really like, comedies so unfunny that
only the laugh track tells them when to respond. The bright know that the
fare is witless, that it is directed at fools. The ads irritate them. Yet
they too watch.

People cannot not watch television.

The flickering screen is everywhere. In millions of living rooms the
lobotomy box rattles, often not consciously watched, hardly noticed, but
always on. Every bar has at least one television, often several, sometimes
with the sound turned off, but always there. Television is the national
babysitter, more important than absentee parents in shaping the young. The
chattering tube sits in the lobbies of hotels, the rooms of hotels, in
barber shops, in restaurants and dorm rooms. In my gym in suburban
Washington, rows of screens hung on pipes in front of the exercise
bicycles. The box is everywhere, whispering, babbling, urging, suggesting.

Watch the eyes of a man quietly having a drink in a bar. Often his gaze
wanders to the screen because it moves, it changes. Even if the sound is
down and he cannot follow what is happening, even if he isn't interested,
he watches. People cannot not watch a screen.

No dictator has every enjoyed such a tool for social control, for near
absolute power over what people see, over the news, over a culture. Like
the bite of a leech, television is painless. Two decades later, the country
is unrecognizable.

We underestimate the box. It is tasteless, dumbed-down, and commercial,
yes, yes. All the adjectives apply. We have heard them. We agree with them.
But we miss the point. We miss the point because the fare is so
contemptible: Nothing that stupid can be dangerous.

Oh yes it can.

The lobotomy box gives to Hollywood and New York limitless sculpting access
to the minds of our children, limitless power to condition all of us. For
hours a day, week after month after year after decade, each generation sees
what the two cities wants it to see. It sees nothing else. Because the
programming does not come from the formal government, because it seems to
counsel only the purchase of New! Improved! Whatever! because we hold it in
contempt while spending our lives before it, we - many of us - do not see
what it really is.

The content of television is neither merely banal nor merely commercial.
This would not matter. Instead it is subliminally didactic, unendingly
instructive. It has agendas unrelated to soap. Remember that the
advertising and television industries are tightly entwined. Those
commercials, seemingly almost invertebrate in their tiresomeness, in fact
are the product of decades of manipulative experience by highly intelligent
people who have studied the psychology of the audience.

If you want to change the behavior of an audience or a country, if you want
to replace their deeply held values with your own, you don't tell them what
to do or what to believe. They might resist. We do not like getting orders.
No, you show the things being done - over and over and over. In the
beginning you only imply the desired behavior or point of view, leave it in
the background so that it is hardly noticed. Over and over and over you
imply it. Gradually you make it more explicit. It takes years, but people
come to accept whatever they see, and then to imitate it.

They cannot resist any more than a paralyzed caterpillar can resist being
eaten by a wasp's larva. They cannot do without the electric babysitter,
cannot toss the damned thing out the window.

They cannot not watch a screen.

What does Hollyork promote? Toleration of foul language and a concomitant
coarsening of society; hostility between men and women; truculent
illiteracy and the values of the black ghetto; the elevation of
homosexuality and promiscuity; disdain for religion; use of drugs,
interracial sex, destructive feminism, eradication of the remnants of
Anglo-European Christian civilization. It is not accidental.

Do I exaggerate? Think. Every night you see blonde women reading the news.
When did you last see a blond man on the screen? Do you think this a
coincidence in an industry that calculates motivations to four decimal
places? Consider the constant scenes in which women slap men around, kick
them in the crotch, participate in gunfights while men cower. Can you
believe that the sudden disappearance of the word "Christmas" from
permissible discourse wasn't deliberate? That the rigid exclusion of any
but politically correct views from discussion is a coincidence?

My point is not that all these things are in all respects bad, but rather
that they are being decided remotely and imposed without consent. American
society is being carefully, calculatedly sculpted. A small group of
unelected people, having no obvious qualifications of morality or taste,
now control the culture of the United States. Our souls belong to Ted
Turner and Jane Fonda.

But things are yet worse.

Television is infinitely scaleable. With satellites, Hollywood bathes the
world in the same mire. In Mexico, where I live, television and cine are
heavily American. A month ago I was in Chile for a couple of weeks.
Television was heavily, heavily American - CNN in Spanish, for example.
Crossing into Argentina at Bariloche, I found the same. In Thailand, things
are little better.

In the living rooms of the whole world, Hollywood has a little window open
to the minds of the people. Nobody can escape. In remote towns in the
Bolivian altiplano, the values of Hollyork dance on screens. Children in
India, in Iran and Uruguay, day after day gradually become what Barbra
Streisand and Sylvester Stallone think they should be. Such people know and
care nothing for civilizations that have existed for thousands of years.

Other nations know what is happening. The Thais are not happy at the slow,
relentless imposition of the tastes of the slums of Brooklyn. But they can
do nothing.

How perfectly incredible that a group of - what? A hundred producers,
studio heads, and network CEOs? A thousand to be conservative? - can bypass
governments, subvert ancient cultures, and make the world as unhappy and
divided as they have made the United States.

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