TV and Video Hypnosis (Short Explanation)
There are whole shelves full of books explaining the details of this. Still, most people aren’t fully aware of it. Those most susceptible to it are those who argue loudest against the facts.
Whether originally intended that way or not, there is all too much proof the electronic representation of moving images on a screen is hypnotic. That is, using any video or TV type presentation, it is possible to change long term the fundamental thought patterns of people and some animals. It opens them to suggestion.
1. Who hasn’t experienced the mesmerizing effect of a TV playing in any room? You walk in and if what’s showing is the least bit interesting at all, it grabs some measure of your attention. If you sit down and actually watch, conversation will fade, and people coming and going may recede outside your consciousness. If you don’t recall the experience, chances are it’s more powerful than average on you.
2. Institutions have discovered there is nothing offering more bang for the buck than TV when it comes to controlling behavior in large populations. Prison management uses TV for that very purpose, and it even works on gorillas. I’ve observed this effect first hand working in various types of institutions, and it’s almost like an addictive drug.
3. In scientific terms, you are just short of an altered state when hypnotized. In the case of TV and video, you are not fully hypnotized unless you actually want it. That TV and video are somewhat hypnotic to one degree or another on almost everyone is simply established fact (linked article is a bit long, but about the best explanation available).
Research by Professor Herbert Krugman found that within 30 seconds of turning on the television, our brain becomes neurologically less able to make judgements about what we see and hear on the screen. Our brain treats incoming information uncritically. Our brain waves switch to predominantly alpha waves, indicating an unfocused, receptive lack of attention.
The details have to do with alpha waves in the brain and righ-left hemisphere differentiation.
So why does all this matter? It takes only one example to understand it is being used intentionally, with full malice and intent, to destroy the world.
As with hypnosis, watching television enhances your capacity for receiving ideas without all the bother of reality-testing. Suspending our disbelief, television slips under our neurological and intellectual radar. Watching a television screen is akin to putting yourself in the hands of an unqualified hypnotherapist whose main interest is to keep you coming back to him for longer and longer sessions, a form of ratings-driven professional conduct.
It’s not just keeping you on the hook, but changing how you think.
I would like to believe this is enough to make people wary of TV and video, but it doesn’t work. The research piece says:
Researchers at Keele University investigated the third-person effect — the belief that others are more influenced than ourselves by media messages. They found that while we are fairly accurate at estimating how much others are persuaded by media messages, we’re in denial about our own autonomy. We report that attitude change occurs in others, but not in ourselves.
Still, I keep hoping people get the message: Teach yourself to hate and distrust all TV and video presentation. Teach yourself to turn away, leave the room, etc. Be strong, or surrender and never think independently again.
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