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Discussion in 'The Philosopher' started by infoterror, Jun 28, 2005.

  1. Norsemaiden

    Norsemaiden barbarian

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    Yes, and don't you think that when people say we can't have eugenics as it is "evil" they completely fail to grasp that we ALREADY HAVE EUGENICS. The State is actively breeding a sick, weak and stupid population!
     
  2. derek

    derek Grey Eminence

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    disgenics then?
     
  3. Freanan

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    Well in germany there are sometimes rather intelligent things on tv.
    I still do not watch very much of it.
    Mostly movies, sometimes documentary stuff, discussions or symphonic music.

    But i wonder if the excessive websurfing that i sometimes do is a much more worthy passtime ;)
     
  4. LORD_RED_DRAGON

    LORD_RED_DRAGON New Metal Member

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    if by "the State" you mean the United States of America, then, yeah, you're right
     
  5. EphelDuath

    EphelDuath Hiljaisuudesta

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    Television,often a brainwashing machine,Governments use them for persuading their own rights to public.
     
  6. LORD_RED_DRAGON

    LORD_RED_DRAGON New Metal Member

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    i think this^^^ is prolly what Norsemaiden ment when she said the state is breeding people
     
  7. EphelDuath

    EphelDuath Hiljaisuudesta

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    yeah,i think she was right there.
     
  8. LORD_RED_DRAGON

    LORD_RED_DRAGON New Metal Member

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    i think it depends on which country she was talking about
     
  9. EphelDuath

    EphelDuath Hiljaisuudesta

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    every power holds it's own truths.And all countries have their own governments(Who holds the power there),then every power should do a one sided and "funny" propaganda in order to keep itself in might.

    Rulers virtue and servants virtue cannot be combined,so rulers and servants are rivals.Rules forward their own statements,slaves obey.

    what i meant is,"propaganda for power is everywhere"
     
  10. Demiurge

    Demiurge This user has no title

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    I do not watch TV. For one thing, I find the programs unable to interest me for more than a few minutes. I do not care for the sensationalist news reporting, either. I cannot think of many worse ways to spend time than zoned out in front of the TV screen. It is too unproductive for me. I'll leave it to the dregs of society. Its function, at base, is to distract the people from the utter banality, the overwhelming nothingness that is their existence.
     
  11. derek

    derek Grey Eminence

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    I'd agree with you to a certain point. Occasionally TV has stimulated me into jazzing up the utter banality and overwhelmingly nothingness that is my existence into something more exciting. Most TV is idiotic, I agree...But the odd show I truely enjoy and benefit from.
     
  12. LORD_RED_DRAGON

    LORD_RED_DRAGON New Metal Member

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    in response to this post, i think that most of the people that post on the "chat" and "pop culture" forums would prolly say "idiotic = entertaining"
     
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    You know, that actually is a pretty intelligent comment LRD.

    T.V. can provide levity to an otherwise miserable or overly serious existence. I would shutter to think of life without Seinfeld, the Simpsons Curb Your Enthusiasm, the Munsters, Taxi, Cheers, Arrested Development, the Colbert Report.

    And, there are some very well-written and acted T.V. shows. Lost is a fabulous show, and even though I am not a Sci-fi fan, I could watch the old Twilight Zones all day. That Rod Serling wrote some fantastic, well-observed, and subtle plots and characters.

    sure there is alot of crap, but isnt that the case with everything these days?
     
  14. derek

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    I also enjoy(ed) firefly a great deal while it was on TV.

    As with all things, TV in moderation does no harm. Writing everything associated with it off as nonsense is maybe going too far. Sure many folks cannot see past the idiocy it spouts, but that does not mean I cannot enjoy television!
     
  15. Krigloch the Furious

    Krigloch the Furious Pants full of poo

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    the thing that is great about TV is that there are so many good channels for learning and such. Discovery, history, Nat Geo, I can watch those all day long.
     
  16. The Bringer

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    When I was living in Canada I use to watch Hockey Night in Canada or anytime the Canucks were playing. Now that I am in Finland I watch zero TV. We recently got TV and when I'm cleaning or donig something around the apartment I'll turn on the TV to the german music channel (which is STOCKED full of advertisements, it's ridiculious) and listen to it while I work.

    There really is a huge difference between American TV culture and European (Well atleast in Finland). In America it is almost a must have. There are more TV's in my parents house than there were people living in it. (6 people, 8 TVs). And it's absolutely disgusting because my sister and one of my brothers keeps their TV on all the time.

    I personally made it a rule that NEVER shall a TV be turned to CNN. CNN is the bullshit of all bullshit channels. Like Fox and Hollywood, it's stocked full of propaganda and bandwagon jumpers. Almost all of American TV is directed towards patroitism (Which has completely lost its true meaning in the last 6 years) and heroism (another lost cause).

    I didn't watch the snow Flight 93 because there is no possible way I could have seen it. But I read all about it and it seemed like the government gave Hollywood the go ahead to back up their story of 9/11. It's a movie about the plane that was "taken back by heroes" (or shot down for those who were actually following the news that day and heard all the interviews) and what happened during the final moments.

    Personally I am so glad I don't live in TV America anymore. Post 9/11 everything has gone to shit.
     
  17. LORD_RED_DRAGON

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    american TV was totally fucking crap before 9/11
    but after 9/11 it just became much more obviously crap
     

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