Black People : i was 30 when i got my first TV

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    i was born in 1942. i was conceived after the japanese attacked pearl harbor. the entire world was in great turmoil and my parents were someplace screwing!

    i grew up without TV or a telephone. airplanes were like space ships as far as i was concerned.
    i was over 30 when i got a TV.

    i say this to say that i believe the people of today are so brainwashed because the children grow up in front of a TV.
    i never did and i was a grown man before i even looked at one. i never got all that stuff in my head.
    all those stereotypes.

    the computer hadn't even been invented in my youth. now we got myspace. i have seen all this develop in my time.

    i often wonder what the people who are young today will live to see. how far will it go? remember, i have seen things that i could not even imagine when i was young. the internet, for example.

    i have noticed that we have more and more technology yet people are more brainwashed and dumb than ever before.
    i think the two are linked. the technology is being used to shape and control people. the omnipresence of the media has caused people to stop thinking IMO.

    i believe my mind is more clear because i never grew up with a TV on all the time.
     
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    A Plaque should be made of some of this post!!!!!!!

    Translated into as many languages as we speak and placed on the living room walls of all Black families:terrific: :terrific: :terrific:

    The Liberation struggle starts with small steps.
     
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    i was 30 when...

    james you always bring it strong and this time is no exception,as the temptations would say-RAP ON BROTHER,RAP ON!
     
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    Insightful post, Brother James!


    Yes, technology, like so many other things, can be a blessing and a curse.


    But, I do agree that television and the internet and games all work to dumb-down and lobotomize the world, especially African peoples.

    Entertainment is one thing; but if one never stimulates his/her mind, that is sad and harmful.




    "Great minds discuss ideas.
    Average minds discuss events.
    Small minds discuss people." (Eleanor Roosevelt)
     
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    the rush/fox combine.....

    they say that there are twenty million white folk who get theirs from rush and fox.
    here we can see that white people are actually MORE brainwashed than black people.
    we have a substantial number of white americans who are living in an alternate reality. i call it "Caucasian reality".

    they are crazy and dangerous.

    they suck up lies and mis information. meanwhile their real standard of living has been declining steady over the past thirty years.

    it does not matter.

    the key to brainwashing is getting people to act against their own self interest.
    white people in america act against their own self interest. they are brainwashed by capitalism as a religion.
    fox/rush keep them mesmerized while their own capitalist entities rob then blind.

    if they ever wake up there will be bloody revolution in america.
     
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    FYI

    i now have a 58" flat screen, a surround sound system and HD cable.
    i never leave my place at night.
    :em2300:
     
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    LOL!....Aint nuttin' wrong with that! ("Spud!") lol




    Well, not going out at night is a good thing.
     
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    one of the oldest memories of the device that we call

    today HDTV, which used to be network analog television, were 3 vague memories;

    One was a presentation of the Amistad Mutiny, on channel 13 with Roscoe Lee Brown, and Frankl Langella,

    wakeing up to hear Dr. Clarke's African history series that came on before school time,

    and sister Charity Bailey doing childrens folk songs on channel 13

    Sure we had Astro boy cartoons, the 3 Stooges presented by officer Joe Bolton, the Sandy Becker show,
    but we also had; movies that grown folks would let us watch like
    1 Khartoum; the story of the Mahdi's devastation of Gordon Pasha
    2 Taras Bulba; the story of the Khazaks revolution against the Polish
    3 Spartacus; the slave rebellion against Rome

    and classical music, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, James Brown, Shakespeare Plays, Mahalia Jackson, Odetta,
    The Negro Ensemble Companies plays on PBS,
    like "a Day of Absence", by Barabara Ann Teer,

    The most poignant thing , event, experience I can remember was watching Imamu Baracka reciting poetry, with Pharoah Sanders in the background accompanied by Leon Thomas,
    on a PBS show us old timers out there remember called Soul, hosted by Ellis Haslip.