Thursday, October 06, 2005

Television, the Drug of the Nation

DARE to keep kids off television! These biting lyrics are junk food for thought, courtesy of Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy...

One nation under God has turned into one nation under the influence of one drug.
Television, the drug of the nation, breeding ignorance and feeding radiation.

T.V. satellite links our United States of Unconsciousness
Apathetic, therapeutic and extremely addictive.
The methadone metronome, pumping out 150 channels 24 hours a day.
You can flip through all of them and still there's nothing worth watching.
T.V. is the reason why less than 10 per cent of our nation reads books daily,
Why most people think Central America means Kansas,
Socialism means unamerican, and Apartheid is a new headache remedy.
Absorbed in it's world, it's so hard to find us. It shapes our mind the most.
Maybe the mother of our nation should remind us that we're sitting too close to the
Television, the drug of the nation, breeding ignorance and feeding radiation.

T.V. is the stomping ground for political candidates,
Where bears in the woods are chased by Grecian formula bald eagles.
T.V. is mechanized politics, remote control over the masses,
Co-sponsored by environmentally safe gases. Watch for the PBS special.
It's the perpetuation of the two party system, where image takes precedence over wisdom, Where sound bite politics are served to the fastfood culture,
Where straight teeth in your mouth are more important than the words that come out of it.
Race baiting is the way to get selected, Willie Horton or will he not get elected on
Television, the drug of the nation, breeding ignorance and feeding radiation.

T.V., is it the reflector or the director ? Does it imitate us or do we imitate it?
Because a child watches 1500 murders before he's twelve years old,
And we wonder why we've created a Jason generation
That learns to laugh, rather than to abhor the horror.
T.V. is the place where armchair generals and quarterbacks can experience firsthand,
The excitement of video warfare, as a theme song is sung in the background.
Sugar sweet sitcoms that leave us with a bad actor-taste,
While pop stars metamorphosize into soda pop stars.
You saw the video, you heard the soundtrack, now go buy the soft drink.
The only cola that I support would be a union C.O.L.A. (Cost Of Living Allowance).
Television, the drug of the nation, breeding ignorance and feeding radiation.

Back again, "new and improved", we return to our irregularly programmed schedule,
Hidden cleverly between heavy breasted beer and car commercials.
CNN, ESPN, ABC, TNT but mostly BS,
Where oxymoronic language like "virtually spotless",
"Fresh frozen", "light yet filling", and "military intelligence" have become standard
T.V. is the place where phrases are redefined, like "recession" to "necessary downturn"
"Crude oil" on a beach to "mousse", "civilian death" to "collateral damages",
And being killed by your own Army is now called "friendly fire".
T.V. is the place where the pursuit of happiness has become the pursuit of trivia,
Where toothpaste and cars have become sex objects,
Where imagination is sucked out of children by a cathode ray nipple.
T.V. is the only wet nurse that would create a cripple.
Television, the drug of the nation, breeding ignorance and feeding radiation.

5 Comments:

Blogger Halmtier said...

I haven't watched TV for almost 4 years now. I mean shit- I have betting things to do. Like torture small rodents. Fuck yeah.

10:14 AM  
Blogger Toad734 said...

That almost sounded like an info-mercial

10:20 AM  
Blogger starbender said...

Just surfed in... and thanks so much 4 this posting. I enjoyed reading it, and more than agree with you on all aspects of this. I no longer have TV--cable was just 2 damn much $$$$$. We rent videos!

10:22 AM  
Blogger defjef from the far left said...

beautiful

6:02 AM  
Blogger RolandSmoke said...

I need to add this album to my collection.

7:41 AM  

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