Skip to comments.Prepare For America's Communication Suffocation
Posted on 08/14/2018 9:45:49 AM PDT by Sean_Anthony
Who will be next?
This is undoubtedly the scariest time we have been in since America was founded. We have been here for about a week. Where we are right now makes the Cuban missile crisis or major terrorist attacks, by comparison, look like little more than daily news. One of the reasons I can see it and so many cant is because I threw out my cable television over 30 years ago. If I want news, I go looking for it from reliable sources. I dont sit in an easy chair and let some propagandist posing as an anchorman or pundit ram his version of what he wants me to see as news down my throat.
I threw out my television, also thirty years ago, in 88. Life became better. I never got a cell phone, either. I do have this PC but it stays in one place while I go other places.
You were ahead of me.
I stopped watching TV in 1994.
Life got better right away!
I do have a cell phone.
My attitude toward cell phones has always been that when I am out of touch I want to be out of touch. I don’t want to hear people complaining,”Why didn’t you answer your phone! I wanted to talk to you! You’re avoiding me.”
Actually I killed the TV when one night I came home at ten PM from a day of particularly arduous work to my wife and four kids sitting on their necks slack jawed staring at the tube and not even noticing I had just come in the door. I was tired and out of sorts and I picked up the box, took it to the alley, and put a concrete shard through the screen. No one uttered a word of complaint though they did look a bit discomfited. The kids started reading books and it was thereafter easier to get them to pay attention to their school studies. Everything got better bit by bit. After only a few months, when I entered a house with the TV on I might see something on the screen that looked interesting and sit to watch. After a couple of minutes I had to get up and go do something even if it was just to kibbitz in the kitchen.
I’ve read some pearl clutching histrionics before, but this takes the cake.
I just turn it off.
I know folks who “just turn it off” and they have constant nags from wives and acquaintances about having their phones turned off. No thanks. Nobody gives me a hard time about not having one. The worst is, “How do you exist???”
We have not turned our TV on in weeks except for a 5 minute segment of Tommy Robinson on Tucker Carlson. I have talked Direct TV into reducing our cable rate to $14.40 per month due to the fact that we are ready to just cancel completely. I’m into year two of this rate.
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