For no light matter is at stake; the question concerns the very manner in which human lfe is to be lived.
In the long run the central problem of any intelligent species is the problem of sanity. We shall be free to choose our values and our purposes. There will be no absolute standards by which to judge one set of standards right and another wrong. There will be ever- present the danger that a society will fall into a vicious circle, trapped in a dream world of its own devising by a value system that has lost contact with reality
Television is a Slow Toxin
Co-creating meaning since 2001
"Television, that insidious beast, that Medusa which freezes a billion people to stone every night, staring fixedly, that Siren which called and sang and promised so much and gave, after all, so little."
Ray Bradbury, The Golden Apples of the Sun
"The nuclear generator of brain sludge is television"
"I shall NEVER see any television. I think that television has done more harm to human intelligence than any other invention."
John Cowper Powys
"Like the sorcerer of old, the television set casts its magic spell, freezing speech and action, turning the living into silent statues. The primary danger lies not so much in the behaviour it produces - although there is danger there - as in the behaviour it prevents: the talks, the games, the family festivities and arguments through which much of a child's learning takes place and through which their character is formed. Turning on the television set can turn off the process that transforms children into people."
Urie Bronfenbrenner, quoted in "The Plug-In Drug; Television, Children and the Family" by Marie Winn
"Needs which lack a language adequate to their expression do not simply pass out of speech: they may cease to be felt. If our needs are historical, they can have a beginning and an end, and their end arrives when the words for their expression begin to ring hollow in our ears."
The manipulation of populations through the creation of false memory
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