Sunday, January 5, 2014

Bookcase or TV?

After weeks of refusing to watch the Sunday political news shows I ventured into Meet the Press and Face the Nation this morning. Surprise! Nothing has changed. At all. Same tired arguments. Same petty whining. Same worthless questions being asked. Same boring and highly partisan panelists. Same befuddled hosts. And the same miserable unhealthy destructive atmosphere that oozes out of the television and fills one's home environment with toxic poison.

I was reduced to switching over to religious TV. Which lasted only seconds before I nearly lost my breakfast. Can anyone tell me what Ed Young is ever talking about? Other than mindless “winning” and “success” and hating gays in the love of Christ.

I even, while surfing, watched for a few minutes Adam Levine tell all of us how a particular skin product helps us look fabulous and well present ourselves to the public. And I like Adam Levine but I had to leave the channel immediately before the glow of this last season's The Voice faded for me.

I'm seriously considering canceling my cable connection. I'll keep my internet but man, what is on television day in and day out now I find demoralizing. What a waste of such a magnificent ingenious resource.

I think British novelist and poet, Ronald Dahl, had it right when implored: “So please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place install a lovely bookcase on the wall.”

(c) 2014 Timothy Moody

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