Re: This didn't even surprise me (Salon article)

From: Sasha Chislenko (
Date: Wed Jan 19 2000 - 14:06:33 MST

At 12:43 PM 00/01/14 , Zeb Haradon wrote:
>A recent article on points out that for the past couple years, the
>government has been giving television networks money to insert anti-drug
>messages in popular tv shows. In some cases, scripts were submitted for
>approval, then altered to conform to the way public opinion was to be

Citing a poster I wouldn't name from a list I wouldn't name
(not all opinions are government-supported free speech) :

"Hmm...anti-drug messages in TV shows. Personally, I think I'd prefer
   anti-TV messages in drugs.

"I smoked some DMT, and the elves came and told me....'TV rots your


Actually, TV does fill your brain with entirely artificial perceptions of the
world that often have nothing to do with reality at all, and that are manufactured
in entirely artificial ways... Like computer-generated cartoons.
So, "look who is talking".

Which is not to say that everything natural is better.

Altering your mind without your knowledge seems always immoral,
whether through spiked punch or spiked TV shows.

Sasha Chislenko <>

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