is everywhere: in every home; in every city; in villages out in
the farthest reaches of the bush; in every room; in every
restaurant; in every pub. She is never silent, she speaks
without ceasing; she cuts off your words and doesn't listen to
you; she pretends that she is always right. She wants the whole
world silent at her feet, to admire her, to understand her, to
listen to her, to look at her. But for who does she take
many scientific studies have shown that it would be well if
television (for it is that of which I speak) were not promoted
so much and seen so much. For, without you realizing it, she
kills you, pure and simple, something that is not particularly
good. Generally speaking, criminals are in prison. But curiously
enough, television still runs about: she is free, very free, too
free. Being invited into every household, she ravages and kills
with all impunity.
you want some examples of her preferred crimes?
most frequent crime: scholastic failure. Television increases
the risk of scholastic failure for children. Studies have shown
that, effectively, "one hour of daily television among
primary school students increased the chance of leaving school
without a diploma by 43%", explains the review of a book by
does Lady Television go about performing her crime? She kills
the cerebral mechanism "which makes attention and
concentration possible." He who habitually watches
television is no longer able to concentrate. He is always
distracted, always wandering; he is no longer able to focus his
attention on anything. In such conditions, the poor child cannot
concentrate in class. He dreams, he thinks about something else,
he retains nothing, he takes poor notes, he despairs and gives
up working, and so comes scholastic failure.
favorite crime of television is the total destruction of
creativity. Some people are capable of inventing many good
things: making a beautiful drawing, coming up with a game,
constructing various objects... it is a great skill. It is
thanks to such creative people that progress is made!
Lady Television doesn't like people who have too many ideas, and
so she kills their creativity. Two Germans, Peter Winterstein
and Robert Jungwirth, performed a study of several five-year old
children, split into two groups. The first group comprised
children who did little television watching; the second group
was made up of children who watched television on regular basis.
Each child had to draw a person of their choice.
result was impressive: those who watched little television were
able to accomplish very good drawings for their age. But the
others... judge for yourselves in comparing the drawings.
a third crime of television is to make people aggressive. "The
average television viewer sees around 2600 crimes per year and
13000 acts of violence per year" reads the review cited
above. This is the way it works: from seeing crimes, murders,
blows and wounds, a man becomes used to violence and becomes
moan at the scholastic failure of their children; educators
lament the lack of creativity among children; society complains
about the increase of violence. What's to be done? A judicial
hearing of Lady Television. Bring her into your living room, in
the presence of the whole family. Reproach her for all of her
crimes and condemn her to death; to a death by stoning, by way
of example... why not? Then and only then can you hope to have
profound and lasting peace in your homes.
TV Lobotomie: La verite scientifique sur les effets de la television.