RANT- I cannot watch television anymore

Discussion in 'Political Discussions' started by NorCal, Jun 2, 2021.

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  1. NorCal

    NorCal Active Member

    With all this overhyped racial and self identifed victimization being pushed in News and in Hollywood, I am having a hard time watching television anymore without wanting to Elvis my TV. Every single person has a sob story and I'm getting so tired of watching our American culture deteriorate into such that we are becoming a nation of quivering whisker biscuits.


    Its an older cartoon, targeted more to GWOT, but it still relates . . .

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  2. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    I hear you. All I've had for years are streaming services, so that I can watch whatever comes out that's actually good and leave the rest alone. I don't have a lot of time for TV anyway, so it works fine.
     
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  3. NorCal

    NorCal Active Member

    Moved this past year from an area where we could stream, to an area where now we cannot.
     
  4. Stanislav

    Stanislav Well-Known Member

    I'm not watching television for a long time. Cable fees are simply not cost-effective. Having said that...

    Which are the "sob stories" you find so objectionable? Give example. It might be I just didn't se those, OR your perspective is just your perspective.

    To start off: one event that was rather actively promoted in past few weeks (just because of the date) is Tulsa race massacre of 1921. It this a "sob story", or a legitimate topic for reflection? Tulsa race massacre - Wikipedia
     
  5. NorCal

    NorCal Active Member

    I'm talking about something as simple as American Idol. Every contestant has some sob story. Watch something like a cooking competition on the Food Network, every contestant has some sob story. Follow any story line on television today, and they all have some back story making the character out to be someone who overcame some sort of tragedy. Its like everyone is a professional victim and that mindset is being fed to everyone by Hollywood.

    Most Americans are becoming hyper sensitive and extremely soft. For those who have traveled abroad, and have seen some of the REAL serious issues others face, it makes our intreputation laughable by comparison.
     
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  6. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Well-Known Member

    Oh, I can assure you: it‘s not only an American problem...
     
  7. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    "Whisker biscuits"? I gave up TV when I was twelve.
     
  8. NorCal

    NorCal Active Member

    Military term, not main stream.
     
  9. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    Must be Army. Never heard of it in the Nav.
     
  10. cacoleman1983

    cacoleman1983 Active Member

    Television is a conditioning box. It makes you believe what they want you to believe instead of what is the truth. Even on the news rather locally and nationally, they talk about black-on-black crime. There is no such thing as that because crime is associated with your environment and who you live around which typically most people live around who they ethnically identify as. When it is white on white, Asian on Asian, Hispanic on Hispanic, etc. it's just called crime. However, for African Americans it is black-on-black crime. We have always been associated with what's negative and negatives in other communities are rarely spoken about in such a negative light. This goes the same way with music and other forms of entertainment in the black community.
     
  11. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    Television is a dangerous device because it invites people to spend their lives passively watching it instead of actively living their lives. The waste is terrifying to contemplate.
     
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  12. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    The irony for me is that I worked at an Albuquerque TV station in the early '80s. I don't like television but the industry itself is fascinating.
     
  13. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Dosage is everything, I suppose?
     
  14. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    No, I think it's more that working in television is not a passive activity like watching TV is.
     
  15. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    The rates of violent crime among black people are multiple times higher than that of white and asian people. The stats you alluded to - that each race tends to criminalize its own- mean that black people are multiple times more likely to be victims of violent crime than white and asian people. Sounds like a "thing" to me, and something that will never get resolved if it's poo pooed away as if it were some lie made up to make black people look bad. It has nothing to do with making black people look bad. It has everything to do with not wanting black people to keep being raped, beaten, robbed and murdered at such astonishingly high rates.
     
  16. Vonnegut

    Vonnegut Active Member

    Cut the cord in the 90s. Haven't had cable/sat or even an antenna for the local news since then.... have no interest in ever having it again. Still download/stream a few select shows... but have no interest in 90% of what's out there... and certainly no interest in cable news.
     
  17. cacoleman1983

    cacoleman1983 Active Member

    It's a statistic that shouldn't be ignored but why do we not hear about anything violent that goes on in the other communities and when we do, their faces are not shown but black faces are plastered all over the screen. It just seems to me that our population is always the face of bad news. That's the main reason I have turned the television off. In addition to that, I don't listen to modern music by the black community either because of the violent, abusive, and oversexed lyrics.
     
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  18. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    Wow, it's heartbreaking to think of it that way.
     
  19. Bill Huffman

    Bill Huffman Well-Known Member

    I don't think anyone is proposing that it be ignored. What I think is that sometimes those crime statistics are used to imply that blacks are more inclined to commit crimes. What is really going on is that it is not really so much a racial thing as it is a poverty thing. Poor people are more likely to commit crimes. Because of systemic racism blacks are much more likely to be living in poverty.
     
  20. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    Yes, I see that and agree with every word of your post. After reading the responses to my post I realized I was too trigger happy on the "WELL, ACTUALLY..." button.
     

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