Of the various distinctions the 'Baby Boomer' generation has, perhaps the most significant is that we were the first generation to grow up with a television set in the house. The American public became familiar with television during the 1939 worlds fair; although mass production wasn't possible until after WWII. In America, the first regular commercial TV programming began in 1948, and in many instances television became like a third parent; as an awful lot of our early impressions about the world, and how to act in it came from that magic box with the moving pictures. Back then we neither knew or cared that the impressions we got were of a make believe world that didn't really exist, because it was an escape from a terminally boring world of conformity and growing consumerism all around us.
Just like thousands of other baby boomer children I spent many an hour glued to the television, following the exploits of Sky King, and The Lone Ranger, not to mention everything from Walt Disney. Before you knew it, TV was as American as apple pie, and there was no looking back; or questioning, we simply embraced it wholeheartedly, never dreaming it would become a primary tool used to desensitize and program us into docile consumer sheep. Many years would pass before it was revealed that even back in the early days of TV, "they" were actually embedding subliminal messages that only the subconscious mind could see. They used subliminal messages during advertisements for products to increase profits, and even in the national anthem, to increase patriotism. Even after we learned of these things, did we indignantly demand accountability? Nope, we just kept right on watching as if nothing was wrong.
"Don't you know we are being led to slaughters by placid admirals, and that fat slow generals are getting obscene on young blood. Do you know we are ruled by TV?"
Jim Morrison - An American Prayer
Do you really think the mandatory switch to digital television was because "they" wanted you to have a better, more fulfilling TV experience? Not at all, they did it to streamline and integrate the industry to keep pace with developing technology such as smart meters, to better keep an eye and ear on all of us. It's just one more aspect of the total surveillance society we live in. Even our cell phones have now become miniature HD TV sets, as we can watch any show or movie we like, any time we like. Talk about being kept on a short leash!! I don't know for sure what exactly it is about television that captivates us the way it does, but I do know that if you offered your friends a hundred bucks to give up TV for a week you wouldn't be handing over much money. It just seems to me that a hundred years ago before the advent of TV and cell phones we sure had a lot more intelligent people in the general population than we do these days. Of course that was before Gwen Towers, Microwave burst transmitters, & Chemtrails also, so TV cannot take the whole rap for dumbing us down...but with the ever growing expansion of cell towers alone, we are all daily swimming in a toxic soup of signals, beams and various other radio frequencies which are clearly detrimental to long term health.
"Television is the SOMA of Aldous Huxley's Brave New World." ~ Robert McNeil
Of course all of the media companies are owned by a small handful of people who all work in cooperation with each other to maximize their profits at the expense of the consumer. Television is not permitted to encroach on the profits of the movie industry, so the fare there is quite stale indeed; as TV has it's own hierarchy for turning a monthly profit. Any movie released within recent memory does a 3 to 5 month stint on the pay-per-view. The hotter the movie, the longer it stays on PPV, until it finally debuts on regular cable. Now you might think that regular cable would be full of such hit movies, just off a PPV run, but you'd be wrong. TV networks have to purchase broadcast rights to the movies they show, and those rates are higher for newer movies of course. So, what the viewers get are all the movies the network owns outright, and the ancient fare that everyone has seen a thousand times because the rates are so cheap. Now we begin to see the true size of the monster we allow in our homes. People are paying extreme rates every month, to have the exact same viewing options they had the month before, and the month before that & so on. No matter which 'customer package' one chooses they are still paying for things they will never watch as well as crap they've seen a hundred times. Why is it we continue to do this, keep paying month after month for the same rip-off scam we've already paid for many many times over? What does it say about us that we refuse to change?
"Television could perform a great service in mass education, but there is no indication it's sponsors have anything like this on their minds." ~ Tallulah Bankhead
Let's take stock for a second or two here. Television not only is being used to program & condition those who watch it to be docile, obedient slaves to the system, it turns our brain into sludge, AND we get to pay thru the nose for the privilege every month. What can possibly be more American than that? I know you don't like being reminded of this stuff all the time, but that's my job, and something about the title of this post must have appealed to you, or why else did you click on it? Maybe you too are sick of the whole system, but don't know how to break free. The first step is turning the damn thing off, the next step is just get rid of the thing altogether. Are you tired enough of this BS yet to take that step, to wean yourself off the hypnotic media tit, and find stimulation elsewhere?
These times of changing paradigms are going to be more demanding on us as we go deeper into them, and I believe that a lot of our 'crutches' and bad habits are going to have to be willingly discarded as excess baggage; especially so for those who have fifth dimensional destinations in mind!! The things and devices we have used to soften the harshness of this place need to remain in this place when we move onward. Now, I might be wrong, but I don't think we're going to find any cigarettes, TV, or jello shots once we arrive in 5D...just saying some forethought might not be a bad idea.
"Watching Television is like taking black spray paint to your third eye." ~ Bill Hicks
Contrary to what you might think, tossing your TV is going to open up a world of new possibilities for you. You could go chat with someone you could actually touch at the same time, or read a book, or ride a bike, or just lay out under a shady tree on a sunny day, (although these days that can be hard on the health too). You could volunteer to any one of a number of community programs from kids to seniors and everything in between. You could take up any number of new hobbies that don't require electricity or hooking back into the 'grid'... you could start a blog, or a business; and if all else fails, there's always roller derby! The beneficial things you can do instead of TV are actually limited only by your imagination. Unfortunately way too many would sooner use their imagination to come up with excuses why they cannot or will not do away with their TV. Addictions are such powerful things, and seldom easy to defeat. Every little addiction we allow ourselves the luxury of is like one of those tubules sticking out of Neo when he awoke within the Matrix hatchery scene. It's so bad... I have to resort to movie scenes to illustrate a point about what it has done to us, ironic, huh?
The thing 'they' are distracting you from, is yourself! The very last thing the 'owners' of this whole place want, is for all of us to get back in touch with our spiritual self in time to participate in this grand Aquarian Evolution now taking place. So I suppose it all boils down to personal preference in the end. If you love it here in this paradigm and you think the world is sane and normal the way it is, then by all means ignore me and get back to your TV set. If however, you are among those who sense, feel and sometimes even see a better world awaiting us just an octave higher up in frequency resonance, then perhaps it is indeed time to put away childish things ... and Blow Up Your TV.
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Until Next Time ~ Be Good to Each Other