1000 petals by axinia

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Who is brain-washing whom? December 23, 2012

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I recently met a highly influential person from one developed country‘s national TV. The person was the main producer of this channel, the one who decided and even created programmes watched by millions.

I decided to pick up the chance and asked the man what he actually thought about brainwashing the poor TV watchers. And I got an answer the most unexpected: Not that the producer was confused to admit that, no! He looked at me and ask what I think of people who watch all the stuff?

 He confessed that this is all about money and very little about any politics or brainwashing. He told me: “Look, TV is money. We have to create programmes that people like and watch. We cannot make people watch anything we like. The choice is always on the other side of the screen. If the rating of a programme falls, we quit it, as simple as that.”

I think this was an answer to many modern problems: we make choices that make us suffer, that let us consume stupid stuff. We are so much more powerful by making the right choices! – but how often do we realize that? The idea is not new, but it was refreshing to hear it from someone I believed to be one of the main “brain-washers”.

At the end of the conversation with this producer I dropped a note that I was not watching any TV since 8 years… There was no way he could impress me by his work.

:)axinia

 

9 Responses to “Who is brain-washing whom?”

  1. ansarvaria@gmail.com Says:

    Can’t agree more but T V / media has more or less become inevitable coz one needs to be in Touch with the world.
    Sent from BlackBerry® on Airtel

    • Soumay Kumar Says:

      One can go to internet for the news. Nowadays TV is filled up with junks that aren’t worth watching. Of course there are some programs that can be watched for entertainment but one doesn’t necessarily needs TV to survive.

  2. Rafath Says:

    While earning the money, they also telecast information in a biased manner. And without any reasoning, audiences blindly believe it. Even I’ve stopped watching TV since 8 months

  3. Russian television has now a number of channels that open position themselves as TV for morons\idiots. Especially youth channels! Every 3-5 minutes idiotic serials retarded advertising clips of energy drinks, chewing gum, popcorn or chips. Advertising brings money to a channel money. That means that there are money\budget to produce programs for morons.

    One of the producers had once said that in a frank interview on a radio

  4. nigelstonham Says:

    Nigel Stonham shared a link.
    A few seconds ago
    i too stopped watching TV 6 years ago now in my new flat, ohne TV. i enjoy my life more. think more. Tried to watch some TV the other night at my friends, and had to switch it off. it seemed to be rubbish, and i didnt want to surf around on the TV for another channel. my surfing is confined to the web. i love the web,.

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  5. Dima Says:

    I totally agree that it all depends on our choice. BUT most of the people are has be taught to make a right choice. So far most of the people are taught to believe everything they see on TV and that everything is about money. And we are taught from the very childhood, we mostly just absorb those beliefs. I wouIdn’t expect another answer from that big influential figure, mostly because he is just an instrument in this Game…

  6. I absolutely agree with producer because everything run behind money . No body is interested in other side neither benefit nor loss. the people who watch are really fool dont have any other word for them. Just I can say they are aimless dispersed and much more . The second part of story which i am interested that …We are so much more powerful by making the right choices! – but how often do we realize that? I know what you want to say …. power of vibration !!!! really how many of us aware about it and furthermore how many of us use it to take right decision ? Axinia If we will remain in thoughtlessness state .we will not only find ample of free time but we will not have problem of how to spent /utilize time for appropriate work . No boredom, no ideot box and lot more probably swadhistan will create lot of good thing which we can not have even imagine !!! dont you feel like that ..
    thanks
    wish u Mery X Mas and happy new year …JSM

  7. Alexey Says:

    So what’s the relation of the contents of the post to its name? Who is brainwashing whom?


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