Television: The End of Critical Thought?

Yvonne Nachtigal | Christian Observer | Aug 4, 2017

Why are Americans passively allowing their freedoms to be increasingly compromised? Why are they, citizens of a “free country” submitting to high radiation full body scans without protest just to board an international flight, under the guise of a fabricated “War on terrorism”? How can a worldwide aerial assault of toxic chemicals be underway in plain sight, yet, nobody sees a thing!? Why is there so little concern about the loss of privacy that is increasing with the introduction of every new “smart” device? What explains the complacent attitudes toward high levels of radiation emitted by WiFi, smart appliances and cell phones, when WiFi is being banned in schools throughout Europe because of its detrimental effects on children? Indifference about threats to our freedom and health has risen dramatically over the past 50 years, since the introduction of television. Is there a connection?

When television was introduced in America in the 1950’s, it was considered a trusted source of news and wholesome entertainment. But today, far from being wholesome, television programs are increasingly immoral, dehumanizing and agenda driven. Violence is ubiquitous, even in animated films geared toward children. Rather than being trustworthy and reliable, bias in the news media recently culminated in protesters demonstrating against “FAKE NEWS” outside of CNN studios. Although that was likely a Soros incited protest, it begs the question; how did we get here?

A Corrected History of Television

In reality, television did not have the innocent beginnings popular historical accounts would have us believe. According to Rainer Schuldt’s article “Es begann in der Fernsehstube: TV wird 80 Jahre alt” (translation – “It Began in the Television Room: TV is 80 Years Old”) on the website,, the first television programs were actually aired in Nazi Germany in the 1930’s, and were maintained and used by the Nazi government for the purpose of control and indoctrination to serve national interests. Television’s inventor was not Philo Farnsworth of Rigby Idaho in 1926. Farnsworth inventing the first fully “electromechanical” television, but according to the German website, PC Magazin, Paul Nipkow of Germany, patented his “electric telescope” on January15, 1885, although evidence points to the technology having been discovered even earlier.

“Paul Nipkow” was the first regular television program in the world, beginning on March 22, 1935 in Berlin. The program opened with a smiling, young Aryan woman saying,

“Achtung, Achtung! TV station Paul Nipkow! We greet all the people in the TV-rooms of Grossberlin with the German salute: Heil Hitler!“

The first programs included a reality TV show, depicting the wholesome life of a young German (Aryan) couple “Hans and Gelli”. Here’s a full documentary if you’re interested in learning more.

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The Nazi’s intended to set up large Orwellian styled screens in public places to show their “people’s television”, focusing on news, sports and education and bring television into every home through a cable which would reach from Berlin to Nuremberg, but their plans never came to fruition after Germany’s defeat. Nazi television’s final broadcast was in 1944. It’s safe to assume that television would not have been as warmly embraced by the American public in 1950 had people associated it with Nazi Germany.

Television came to America in the 1950’s under the same wholesome guise it did in Germany. But according to Nancy E. Bernhard in her 1999 book “U.S. Television News and Cold War Propaganda: 1947-1960”, following the 1948 detonation of the first atomic bomb and amidst ongoing conflict with the Soviet Union over technology and world power, early American television was used as anti-communist propaganda during the Cold War. I remember my dad and his friends talking about the American/Russian competitive “race to the moon” as we watched the 1969 NASA hoax “moon landing”, and now we know that something much bigger was in play. Numerous quotes by world leaders reveal this propaganda to have the farther reaching goals of world governance, national conflicts merely being a means toward that end. Consider the words of David Rockefeller, founder of the Trilateral Commission. Speaking at the June, 1991 Bilderberg Conference in Baden, Germany:

“We are grateful to The Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But, the work is now much more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national autodetermination practiced in past centuries.”

If you doubt Rockefeller actually said this, you can hear his words here:

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In their own words, using psychological methods such as predictive programming, Pavlovian repetition, and Hegelian Dialectics (problem reaction solution) among others, globalists repeatedly refer to their plan to bring about tyrannous and immensely profitable world governance, in great part, through the manipulating of the minds of the public.

In his 1928 book “Propaganda”, advertising genius Edward Bernays, wrote,

“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. […] We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of […] In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons […] who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind.”

A similar statement is made by philosopher and educator Bertrand Russell:

“I think the subject which will be of most importance politically is Mass Psychology. […] Its importance has been enormously increased by the growth of modern methods of propaganda […] Although this science will be diligently studied, it will be rigidly confined to the governing class. The populace will not be allowed to know how its convictions were generated.”

As unsuspecting US citizens enjoyed programs promoting the “American Dream” of a single family home, wholesome life with stay-at-home mom and well-behaved children, viewers were assured that they were safe and secure within the shores of a decent and good country. The resounding message was that Americans were the “good guys”.

The American Dream.

Whether television ever purely served to entertain and inform in exchange for advertising dollars appears doubtful in light of the stated goals of world leaders, but it certainly did have a more decent and honorable day. Amidst those bowing to corporate interests swayed by money and promotion, honest journalists do continue to fight for truthfulness in reporting, calling government and corporations to account for wrong doing, corruption and secret practices. One example of this is former CBS anchor Dan Rather and his investigative report about the Killian Documents.

Rather had accused George W. Bush Jr. of dodging his Vietnam National Guard duty. CBS accused Rather of sloppy journalism, and Rather retired following a formal apology amidst an ongoing investigation.

Although strongly contested by CBS, Dan Rather still stands behind the 2004 story that ended his career. The online magazine Variety.comm, quotes Rather,

“We reported a true story, and everybody connected with the story got fired.” says the renowned journalist, “The process was not perfect but the story was true.”

The news media today serves as little more than propaganda, creating a Spiral of Silence through the omission of important stories, resulting in people being disinclined to voice unpopular observations or opinions

Since the 1950’s, concentration of ownership has gathered all media outlets into the hands of a few corporations whose owners are the “elite” of our society. Through censorship, omission, distraction and cover ups, as exemplified by the Rather story, this control has become an effective tool to engineer public opinion and culture. The aim of these corporations is compliance, control and profit. The news media today serves as little more than propaganda, creating aSpiral of Silence through the omission of important stories, resulting in people being disinclined to voice unpopular observations or opinions. Although some real news still sneaks through on occasion such as the case of the recent Robert Kennedy Jr interview on FOX News about the hidden danger and agenda behind vaccines.

The Technological Capabilities of Television Today

While the press holds great power to influence public opinion, the technology behind television is of key interest, beginning with television’s “flicker rate”. The moving picture we think we are seeing on television is actually a series of images that are displayed in rapid succession too quickly for the eye to distinguish.  This flicker of images causes a change in human brain waves. In 1969, Herbert Krugman conducted an experiment to examine brainwaves as participants watched television. The two types of brainwaves he focused on in the experiment were Alpha; brainwaves between 8 to 12 hz indicating a relaxed, meditative state with increased suggestibility, and Beta; responsible for logical and critical thinking. Krugman found that within only one minute of television viewing, the brain switches from Beta to Alpha wave levels, a state very similar to hypnosis. High frequency Alpha waves do not normally occur when the eyes are open, yet psychophysiologist Thomas Mulholland found that just 30 seconds of watching television resulted in near comatose rates of brain activity. According to author and financial analyst Wes Moore’s article “Television: Opiate of the Masses” watching television is neurologically comparable to staring at a blank wall.

In an Alpha state, your critical thinking is minimalized and your suggestibility is high.

The brain responds much differently to messages on television than it does to print. When participants in Krugman’s study stopped watching television and read a magazine, their brainwaves returned to Beta waves. (APR)

Additionally, the scene “change rate” is specifically designed to hold the viewer’s attention. This rate is roughly every 4 seconds, where back in the 50’s it was once in only every roughly 20 seconds. If you are in a room with the television on, this change of scenes alone will cause you to involuntarily glance back at the television. According to the article “TV Stunts Kids Brain Growth” on the Manchester Evening News website, Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and member of the Institute of Biology Dr Aric Sigman states that this has made it increasingly challenging for teachers to hold children’s attention in school, this likely plays a large role in the documented connection between the amounts of television viewing time and children’s school performance. Sigman declares it a health priority to reduce television viewing time.

“the greatest health scandal of our time … (and) reducing television viewing should be a population health priority.”

Stated in the same article is a link between television and Alzheimers:

“Television watching is the only adult pastime from ages of 20 to 60 positively linked to developing Alzheimers”.

Television is not good for the human brain.

Evidences of the existence of greater technologies give even greater reason for concern, such as the US (military) Patent for Nervous System Manipulation By Electromagnetic Fields From Monitors (US6506148 B2).

In plain terms, the patent describes the ability to pulse electromagnetic fields through computer monitors or TV sets that can be imbedded into program material, subliminally generating a psychological response from the viewer.

Another technology to consider is the Silent Sound Spread Spectrum (SSSS). Developed and patented on October 27, 1992 by Dr Oliver Lowery of Norcross, Georgia (US5159703). Described in the article “Silent Sound Spread Spectrum (SSSS) & the All-Digital TV Broadcast Signal: Connection?” Gary Rea writes that this subliminal programming of the human brain is carried through Ultra-High Frequency (UHF) broadcast waves. He adds that over twenty years ago, the Department of Defense tested SSSS on Iraqi soldiers during the Gulf War, although this is still denied by the US military. SSSS is able to plant messages directly into the subconscious mind without the subject’s hearing or awareness. It is referred to as the “Silent Sound Spread Spectrum”, “S-quad” or “Squad” by the Department of Defense and “Silent Subliminal Presentation System” in the private sector. Sound like the stuff of conspiracy theories? Think again. This military technology is already in the hands of corporate vendors who have marketed it under consumer friendly names like “BrainSpeak Silent Subliminals” – a method of enhancing your mental capabilities, as well as being implementing into your new SSSS-based products such as Smart TVs.

In the book, “Between Two Ages, America’s Role in the Technotronic Era”, American political scientist and geostrategist, Zbigniew Brezinski states:

“Speaking of a future at most only decades away, an experimenter in intelligence control asserted, ‘I foresee a time when we shall have the means and therefore, inevitably, the temptation to manipulate the behavior and intellectual functioning of all the people through environmental and biochemical manipulation of the brain.’“

According to the FCC’s official website, on March 15, 2006, television manufacturers were mandated under FCC rules to equip their devices with the ability to block programs using a universal V-Chip rating system. The Commission’s rules also require that digital televisions have the ability to “respond to changes in the content advisory rating system.” In other words, censor programming.  Under the guise of allowing parents to screen their children’s viewing choices, of course. On September 1, 2015 analog, low power television service was terminated and replaced with HDTV. A specialized digital-to-analog (“D-to-A”) converter box is available by government subsidy for lower income households who cannot afford a new HDTV.  Why would the government have an interest in this?

In his book “Propaganda”,  Edward Bernays writes:

“As civilization has become more complex, and as the need for invisible government has been increasingly demonstrated, the technical means have been invented and developed by which opinion may be regimented. With the printing press and the newspaper, the railroad, the telephone, telegraph, radio and airplanes, ideas can be spread rapidly and even instantaneously over the whole of America.”

Big Brother and those “Smart” devices!

The insidious thing about these various interactive communications, marketed as entertainment or social platforms like Facebook, is that they are being used to gather private information from people and track their every movement.

Words are everything. How ingenious to call them “Smart” devices, making the consumer feel smart to own one. What if they were more appropriately called “Big Brother Phone” or “Big Brother Meter”… how about “Big Brother TV”… I wonder how many they’d sell…

Smart devices, including smart TV’s broadcast information from your home through the use of microwave technology. Not only is this an infringement of wiretapping laws (since it is happening without your knowledge or consent), but broadcasting requires high levels of RF radiation that people are exposed to any time they’re near these devices.

In 2013 the San Francisco Chronicle reported that the electric utilities had disclosed the private information of thousands of customers (gathered through their smart meters) to the US government in a blatant violation of their 4th amendment rights. Got nothing to hide? In the words of whistleblower Edward Snowden,

“Even if you’re not doing anything wrong you’re being watched and recorded, and the storage capabilities of these systems increases consistently. You don’t have to have done anything wrong, you just have to fall under suspicion by someone, even wrongly. They can use this system to go back in time and scrutinize every decision you’ve ever made…and attack you on that basis… derive suspicion from an innocent life and paint anyone into context of a wrongdoer.””

Powerful weapons of mass psychology and technology are being used to manipulate the public into a quiet acceptance of a global totalitarian society. Technology is advancing at a rate far beyond the ability of the average person to comprehend, and mainstream news almost completely propaganda. We are not being given adequate, truthful information about the adverse health effects of these technologies, much less their ability to control public opinion and mold society. I am convinced that television is greatly and uniquely to blame for the inexplicable apathy we are seeing in our society today about these things.

Individualism and personal freedom can only be preserved through an honest, free press. Indeed it is the basis of a free society. It is imperative that we resist compliance with the steady stream of information and programs that are herding us into the desired mindless and complacent mindset of the networks. That can only happen one way:

Or at least watch minimally and critically. Demand honesty in reporting by refusing to tune in or to fall into the trap of the spiral of silence. Speak up! Use your social network for good and share the news the networks won’t. In the words of former slave and author Frederick Douglas (1818-1895):

“Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them.”



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