Re: Dumbing Us Down--TV

Bryan & Sadie Lovely (lovelys@accessone.com)
Wed, 1 Apr 98 15:59:57 -0800

Mbradford1 wrote on 4/1/98 8:28 AM:

> I am amazed at how many questions a movie can stimulate in her
>little brain. And she is very clear about what is real and what is not. We
>talk about it frequently.

That, my friend, is the key. It's the mindlessness of what and *how*
children are allowed to watch unquestioningly, anything they want:
graphic violence and sex, insipid advertisements, etc. and never are
given more interesting options (as you also mentioned, I believe.) TV is
a tool that many are never taught to use correctly. It, in and of itself,
is morally neutral.