“… Sound historians know that most tyrannies
have been possible because men moved too late.
It is often necessary to resist a tyranny
before it exists.”
~ G.K. Chesterton ~
Cutting (one) Of The Sewer-Pipes
~ ITEM: Why TV is EVIL – simulated reality and brainwashing by repetition
~ ITEM: THE WRITER OF OUR STORY– Divine Providence in The Lord of the Rings, by David Mills
~ ITEM: From the Archives: Godly Hobbits
~ ITEM: Orc (Middle-earth)
~ EVERY FEW MONTHS, they call.. the cable-people. We have interwebs & telephone, but not TV-cable. The cable-people seem very puzzled by this– but I’m not interested in opening the home to 24-7-364 advertising, re-runs, and the sewage which passes for pop culture.
Marshall McLuhan famously said “The medium is the message”– that is, before the shows or ads or flickering images, the TV itself forms us, shapes us, creates a passivity and receptivity and uncritical attitude towards mass-media.
The boob-tube is hypno-sewage. The idiot-box kills yer brain, large amounts of time, steals from book-readage, family-time, daydreaming-time, the outdoors.. life.
The internet is addictively bad, too– but as a blogger, I’m “Talking Back” to the machine, to the mass-media mass-marketing of politics, events, fake crap, spin-messages, lies and laughable nonsense.