Re: virus: Meme Update #29: Copycat Shootings

Sodom (
Sun, 20 Jun 1999 13:01:44 -0400

I don't question that they follow behavior on TV or that they watch too much and do too little - about that you get no argument from me. I simply don't think that we are "saturated" with the negative images. I don't think most the images are negative - nor disturbing, or bad. Just to be sure I felt good about that statement, I went directly my satellite tv and ran through the channels - and sure enough, almost no violent shows at all, those that were were mostly movies. Lots of baseball and meaningless drivel, but little violence. This was at 4:00, I looked again at 8:00 and it was mostly the same, a few more drama shows, but that's about it. I simply don't think the problem is in the content - but the dependence.

Bill Roh

Jim wrote:

> It is not the desires that are undesirable it is models that are harmful
> that it supplies. For example the troubled youth that acts out in this way
> would not have ever reacted this way if the model for this behavior had not
> been presented. The unfortunate part of the situation is that further copy
> cat behavior could have been squelched.
> Also television is reality for a great part of our country. They sit in
> front of it slack jawed eating crud and sucking down soda their
children are
> right with them and their brains become receivers acutely tuned to the
> compliance techniques used by the TV marketers. I just returned home from
> Orlando. I was working but took a few days and went to Universal
and Epcot.
> It is absolutely obscene the physical shape our children are in. They have
> the bodies of people in their late twenties to early mid thirties. And they
> can tell you what is on every day on every major broadcasting station. If
> you are looking for a undesirable desires possibly the desire
to incessantly
> watch is it.
> Best wishes
> Jim
> Master Magician & Paranormalist
> Jim Callahan
> Creator of Applied Thought Technologies
> >From Bill,
> >Once again, I don't see evidence "TV saturates us with desires that are
> >undesirable". A great majority of TV does not do that, but what does, like
> the
> >shootings, gets extra press. The exposure to violence and "bad" things is a
> >permanent fixture of culture. As someone who has witnessed death first
> hand, I
> >can say that television does NOT do the subject justice.