If you were roped in by the title of this article and perhaps even believed it, I suggest you continue reading. Media outlets are referred to as “the fourth branch of the government“. They push ideas, form opinions, and limit debate. Worse yet, they actively download viewers by accessing their subconscious. Have you ever wondered why they call it programming? Why you need a broadcasting license to get on? Or why the government mandated all televisions must switch over to to digital? Do the people in charge really care that much about our viewing experience? The television flicker rate was determined to entrain your brain to fall into alpha wave patterns. Alpha waves are associated with people in comas or that are in trance states in which the subject is not interacting with the outside world. Have you ever watched a child who gets put in front of a television set? After a few moments, their mouth will drop open and they will be unresponsive to outside stimulus including ignoring their name being called or questions directed at them. The result of spending so much of our time in TV’s embrace is not a persistence of memory; but rather a vacant stare and at “best” the active repetition of political talking points. Critical thinking is near impossible when viewing “news” on a network. In fact, even if you attempt it, images are flashed in rapid succession to distract and lead you or commercials are cut to all in the name of sensory overload. That’s entertainment! If you do watch, become an active observer always analyzing and never allowing your emotions to come into play. That is the key, once you brain becomes entrained and your emotions began firing off, it is an unbreakable combo, a hopeless state of affairs. The emotional empathy towards whatever is on the screen does the job of deeply accessing your subconscious and belief system, a download if you will. Here is an excerpt from an article titled: Television: An Opiate for the Masses from The Center for Cognitive liberties and Ethics:
When you watch TV, brain activity switches from the left to the right hemisphere. In fact, experiments conducted by researcher Herbert Krugman showed that while viewers are watching television, the right hemisphere is twice as active as the left, a neurological anomaly.1 The crossover from left to right releases a surge of the body’s natural opiates: endorphins, which include beta-endorphins and enkephalins. Endorphins are structurally identical to opium and its derivatives (morphine, codeine, heroin, etc.). Activities that release endorphins (also called opioid peptides) are usually habit-forming (we rarely call them addictive). These include cracking knuckles, strenuous exercise, and orgasm. External opiates act on the same receptor sites (opioid receptors) as endorphins, so there is little difference between the two.
Feeling overwhelmed by this info. Nonsense. fortunately for the people who choose to reclaim their mind and have original opinions outside of the left-right paradigm . There are many ways to get information and learn. In fact, a television set is low on the list for imparting information. Listening to only audio forces your brain to freely associate from the ideas you are hearing while your visual sensory area of the brain is in effect turned down because it is not needed. This phenomenon is shown clearly in individuals that have lost their sight or hearing by which their remaining senses become super-aware. Reading is another form that gets your brain off the sidelines and into the game by actively stimulating areas that are in low alpha waves during television viewing. Take responsibility for your mind and reclaim your thoughts. The human mind is capable of amazing feats if set free and allowed to create. This is, I believe, not possible while under the regular hypnosis of mass media and regular television use. Just remember, individuals would not go to all this trouble if they knew your mind was not the most powerful force in the universe.