opiate of the masses

There was once a great philosopher who stated that religion is the opiate of the masses. i believe that this holds true even today. Except what keeps people in a daze is television. Television is rarely used for any good today, for example, do you really think that full house is an intellectual stimulus? hell no. TV is designed to be brain candy for the weak-minded and ignorant. The internet is more useful and I might add, stimulating. This is a medium in which you can interact and communicate with others instead of sitting on your ass drooling watching itchy and scratchy. There are honestly interesting sites available on this medium.
I have heard people call television the "one-eyed monster", this simply suggests to me that this person is obviously poor-bred or simply ignorant. Television can be used to convey pornography, religion, drug use, love, or any other possible subject to be dealt with. The actual machine itself is not bad, it is the people who provide the programming for it that are the cause of the problem. Do people really think I give a rat\'s ass if Uncle Joey makes it or not?
I do not want to come across as saying that televison should be abolsihed altogether, not at all. I personally love seinfeld and the occasional Beavis and Butthead, but everything in moderation and nothing to excess, so to put it simply, do not overdo it, or you will end up a moron who needs Tom Brokaw to tell them what is right and wrong.

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