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.