The Flickering Blue Parent

Television has largely usurped their [parents] role, and there is truly very little they can do about it. Psychologist Kenneth Keniston, chairman of the Carnegie Council on Children, has concluded that “television has become a flickering blue parent occupying more of the waking hours of American children than any other single influence – including both parents and schools. Nearly one million school-age children do not attend school; another million children return from school daily to a house with no one home. For these two million, a television set is ready and waiting–and the statistics indicate that each of these two groups is increasing, rather than decreasing, in size. There can be no doubt who is raising the children while no parent is at home – skilled producers of television programs and commercials.” (pp. 199-200)
–F. Mankiewicz & J. Swerdlow ‘Remote Control, Television and the Manipulation of American Life’ (NY Times Books 1978)

I repeat. “…skilled producers of television programs and commercials” with sleight of hand second only to Las Vegas card sharks, have become your children’s ‘flickering blue parent’ and they are busybusybusy ‘raising them’ in the image and likeness of themselves. Columbine, Oh Columbine! These land sharks have their teeth on your children and they have absolutely no intention of relaxing their jaw.

“During the fall of 1975, the Nielsen organization picked up a slight decline in the total number of households using television. The drop was small, and barely reached the threshold of statistical significance; but it sent shockwaves through the industry because until then, the number of households using television had always steadily increased. Some industry pessimists suggested that Americans had finally ‘caught on’ to the tube and were simply turning it off (or worse, not turning it on) in increasing numbers.” (p. 69n) –Ibid

‘Shockwaves through the industry’ just because a few people turned off their television sets? I wonder what would happen if a lot of people turned off their TVs. Do you think we could send a reallllllly big, terrifying shockwave through the industry? You think maybe we could show some real courage, exercise some REAL power? Hey, let’s do it. Let’s try it. Let’s have some fun with them for a change. They’ve been having ‘way too much fun at our expense. Isn’t it time we gave them a dose of their own malevolence?

They have held you long enough. They probably had their teeth in your parents, and your parent’s parents. They’ve been at this game for over fifty years. If you want to escape you must do it on your own. No one can turn off your television for you. It’s no small matter considering the pervasiveness of the programming. There is a tremendous amount of social pressure designed to prevent you from even entertaining the idea of escaping their influence. They view you, and your children, as their wealth, current and future. To them you are nothing but livestock and they own the farm.

They will raise your children to their specifications, just as you and your parents were raised. Only the specifications no longer resemble anything so trivial as a sudden fever for acquiring Cabbage Patch dolls. They have already proved that they can control huge numbers of people and cause them to behave in ridiculous ways. Football fans are an excellent example of their adroit ability to hypnotize the masses. Ever wonder what football fanship has to do with anything really important or meaningful in life? Nothing. It is a ‘false need’.

“False [needs] are those which are superimposed upon the individual by particular social interest in his repression…[False needs] are determined by external forces over which the individual has no control.”
–H. Marcuse ‘One-Dimensional Man’ (Beacon Press 1964)

How did this happen?

“Autonomic and somatic functions, individual and social behavior, emotional and mental reactions may be evoked, maintained, modified, or inhibited, both in animals and in man, by electrical stimulation of specific cerebral structures. Physical control of many brain functions is a demonstrated fact, but the possibilities and limits of this control are still little known.”
–Jose Delgado ‘Physical Control of the Mind’ (Harper & Row 1969)

‘Little known’? But that was thirty-four years ago, a long time in this field. Where are they now in their race for control? Good question.

If you have what it takes to turn off your television set you may actually discover that the answer to this question can be found in studying the methods of cattle ranching, Getting to know how Cows are treated will shed a Kleig light on this question.

Does anyone ever consult a Cow on matters relating to her Calf? Of course not. To the rancher a Cow is a financial investment and his purpose is getting the highest yield from the lowest cost outlay. A Cow is nothing to him beyond that. He is deaf, dumb and blind to her reality. Her feelings for her Calf, the tragedy of her life and her place in Divine Creation goes unnoticed by him. When it comes to a Cow the cattle rancher has a codpiece for a brain and maggots for a heart. He doesn’t have any idea that the Cow he exploits is a greater Being than he will ever be. He has fallen for the lies of the Old Testament trickster.

The trickster says, ‘Exploit animals. Drain their blood. Splatter their blood on my altar. Chop them up in pieces and roast them. The aroma of burnt flesh is pleasing to me.’

Do (cha cha cha) unto others (cha cha cha)
As you (cha cha cha) would have others (cha cha cha)
Do (cha cha cha) unto you (cha cha cha)

Genesis 1:25 God made wild animals, cattle and all reptiles, each according to its kind, and he saw that it was good.

Genesis 1:27-30 So God created man in his own image; in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, ‘Be fruitful and increase, fill the Earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea, the birds of heaven, and every living thing that moves upon the Earth.’ God also said, ‘I give you all plants that bear seed everywhere on Earth and every tree bearing fruit which yields seeds: they shall be yours for food. All green plants I give for food to the wild animals, to all the birds of heaven and to all reptiles on earth, every living creature.’

Do you see anything in these Words that recommend cuisine suitable for cultivating the culinary habits of a cannibal? What is the gift of food to the man and woman? What does ‘rule’ mean? Does it mean to exploit, murder, terrorize and destroy or does it mean benevolent treatment of those in your care?(1)

People, you’ve been royally bamboozled by the master conycatcher and unless you TURN IT OFF you’re lost, your gifts are lost, your life is lost and your children are lost. You are the Egyptians and Joseph is The Flickering Blue Parent.

The Rogue Butterfly
Scribe in the Ancient Language of Thrill

See:Television: The Hidden Picture
The Essene Gospel of Peace Parts I
Part II
Part III