The most disturbing thing about all this is that the main essence of television is not a vision, but a fabricated stream of data that can be somehow processed to protect or impose certain cultural values. Thus, we are faced with an addictive one, an all-penetrating tool that delivers experiences, the messages of which are what those who produce this drug desire. What can provide more fertile ground for the promotion of fascism or totalitarianism? In the US, there are much more televisions than housewives, TV averages six hours a day, and the average person watches him for more than five hours, that is, almost a third of his waking time. Understanding all these facts perfectly, we do not seem to be able to somehow react to their significance. A serious study of the effects of television on health and culture is just beginning.However, not a single drug in history has isolated its consumers so quickly and so completely from contact with reality. And not a single drug in history has succeeded in restructuring in its image and likeness of the values of the culture it has infected.
Television is by its nature a predominantly narcotic means of dominion culture. Control of content, its uniformity and repeatability inevitably make television an instrument of violence, brainwashing and manipulation of personality. / Jerry Mander. Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television (New York: Quill. 1978). p. 197 / Television induces a trance state in the viewer, which is a prerequisite for brainwashing. Like the nature of all narcotic drugs and technology, the nature of television cannot be changed; TV can be rebuilt or reformed no more than the technology of production of automatic weapons.
Television appeared just in time from the point of view of the elite rulers. Almost half a century of the epidemic of synthesized substances, which began in 1806, evoked a feeling of disgust from the sight of human degradation and spiritual cannibalism generated by the establishment of a drug market. Just as slavery, which became uncomfortable, was ultimately odious in the eyes of the institutions that created it, drug abuse finally caused a backlash against this particular form of pirate capitalism. Hard drugs outlawed. The underground markets, of course, flourished. But drugs as an established instrument of national policy were discredited. Opium wars will continue, there will be cases of forcing some governments and peoples to manufacture or purchase drugs,but these wars will be dirty and secret, they will be hidden.
While intelligence services arising in the wake of the Second World War turned to taking the deeply hidden position of the directing minds of international drug cartels, the minds of the public turned to television. Adjusting, adjusting and simplifying, television did its job and created the post-war American culture of Ken and Barbie. The children of Ken and Barbie briefly burst out of the drunken television in the mid-60s, thanks to the consumption of hallucinogens. “Phew!” The lords exclaimed and quickly made psychedelics illegal and stopped all research. A double dose – teletherapy plus cocaine – was assigned to the misguided hippies, and they quickly healed and turned into consumer-oriented yuppies. Only a few recalcitrants avoided this equalization of values. / Martin A. Lee and Bruce Shiain, Acid Dreams: The CIA, LSD, and the Sixties Rebellion (new York: Grove Press. 1985). pp.27-35 / Almost everyone has learned to love the “Big Brother” (Father of the People). And about those few who have not learned, the culture of dominion still bangs around like a hen whenever manicly rakes the yard dust of its perplexity about “what happened in the sixties”.