Free Your Mind

Idiots like Barack Obama, Diane Feinstein and Al Gore get elected, because a large percentage of the population are programmed to feel badly about themselves.

Life doesn’t have to be like that. Turn off the television and start using your brain.

A sane person wouldn’t buy a used car from Barack Obama, much less let him run the country.

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18 Responses to Free Your Mind

  1. LLAP says:

    “Turn off the television and start using your brain.”

    Amen to that. I gave up cable T.V. almost 7 years ago and have never looked back.

    • Scarface says:

      Same here, almost 6 years ago. I watch it sometimes when visiting a friend, only to be reminded how much my life improved after kicking the TV out my door: in free time and free thoughts. The brainwashing and stupification from watching TV is beyond words.
      If only more people would follow, a lot of nonsense, hypocrisy and plain deceit would not stand a chance to last so long.

      • LLAP says:

        “The brainwashing and stupification from watching TV is beyond words.”

        Absolutely. It is amazing what kids think is real because they watch too much T.V. A few years back, there was a milk commercial with talking cartoon cows. A student of mine (who was 15 or 16 at the time) asked me if chocolate milk came from brown cows! Somewhat stunned, I asked her where she got such a stupid idea. She said, “But sir, I saw it on the milk commercial!”.

  2. savebyj says:

    Amen. The number of people each month who fail to read even a single newspaper article or blog is appalling.

  3. Gamecock says:

    Nope, I’m not giving up my sports.

    BTW, I watch most off DVR. So I can fast forward past Bob Costas.

  4. philjourdan says:

    Education is hard. And you are asking these people to actually exert themselves?

  5. Otter says:

    Ah come on, guys, the new TMNT is really good!

  6. Peter schiff made the amusing observation that most campaign expenditure goes on TV commercials. (About a quarter billion dollars.) He then asked the rhetorical question: What kind of person decides who to vote for based on a TV commercial? The answer: an idiot. Hence, the victor in a US presidential election is the one who can convince the greatest number of idiots to vote for him.

  7. GregO says:

    TV is one of the great evils of our times simply due to the overwhelming amount of lies, con, and bullsh#t. I never watch it except to look at games in sports bars.

    • Burroughs was a heroin addict and I was reading one of his books where he asserted that if heroin was free everyone on the planet would be a heroin addict or some such. He came across as a paranoid and neurotic individual who was projecting his insecurities on everyone else. After reading a few more assertions of that type, I gave up on reading any further.

  8. Me says:

    Yeah the problem with that is if you don’t watch them at times, then you will be oblivious to bullshit when it hits near you.

    • Journalists are not paid to be smart or to think. Most of them are paid to do things such thins as speak clearly, write simple words, and look pretty. (Hence the disproportionally large number of young blonde female reporters on TV).

      Here is a more interesting question… How many economists are there in the US and who employs them? There are over 13,000 and most of them are employed by government. Here is another question: since this group are paid to think deep thoughts, did any of them put their hands up to point out that the US economy was heading towards a fiscal catastrophe costing everybody trillions of dollars, rather than assume everything was humming along just dandy? That’s another rhetorical question, by the way.

  9. NikFromNYC says:

    Less logically educated folk used to be able to *rely* on the self-correcting nature of science, over time, but first medicine sold its soul for the cholesterol single bullet theory of heart disease and that set the stage for a similar take-over of environmental science. Like rap music, it will take a long time for real talent to take over again. Thankfully it is hard to fake heat records when it’s not actually all that hot out! :-)

  10. David, UK says:

    I gave up watching broadcast TV years ago. I got sick of shouting at the damn thing and feeling depressed at all the bullshit and the condescending presenters who talk to you like you’re three years old. There’s usually two of them; we’ll call them Bob and Kate but they might as well be called Kermit and Big Bird; and they take it in turns to read a sentence from the autocue, Bob throwing in the odd quip here and there, Kate laughing with just a little too much fake appreciation. Real American style (sorry folks, but you know it’s true – you started the whole retarded TV thing, and we dutifully followed).

    Also gave up “news” papers around the same time. For the last several years I have got all the information and entertainment I need from the internet. For film and TV shows (the good ones) I have a little media player thingy (a Boxee Box, but there are dozens of others on the market) for watching hi-def downloads. Breaking Bad is one of my favourites (how brilliant is the acting in that, seriously!) and has never been broadcast in the UK. Also grabbed all seasons of Larry Sanders (although the quality was rubbish so I since bought the DVD boxset). The point is: who the f*** needs broadcast TV? There are so many good shows out there for the taking, and so little time, that life is too short for that spoon-fed crap.

    OK, I admit it helps that I find most sports boring to watch. Sport is the one thing for which I can see the point of needing live broadcast TV.

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