When I set out reading selected passages from Jerry Mander’s 1977 book, Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television on my Free Zone podcast shows in November of 2008, I was already convinced that television is the global elite’s chief tool for worldwide mind control.

As I read other materials in conjunction with Mander’s thought provoking book, it became even more apparent that, not only is television a mind control system, but that it has always been one – right from its very invention and throughout its development, with the federal government (in particular, the Department of Defense and the CIA) taking a leading role in shaping the medium. In fact, I have no doubt that television was born as a mind control medium, under the direction of the U.S. Government and at the direct order of the Anglo-American Establishment that controls both the government and the media. It was never intended to be “educational” nor to be an “entertainment” medium.

In the course of my readings on the subject, it has become increasingly apparent to me that the global elite’s stranglehold on our attention and the manipulation of our minds that results from it is their chief means of controlling whole populations and instilling the mental programming that makes us all passive, robotic and self-enslaved.

Given that, it is also their Achilles’ heel, for, if enough of us just said, “No, enough of this!” and refused to cooperate any longer, the elite would ultimately lose their control over us, or at least their control of our minds. If we, as an entire population, simply stopped watching television en masse, the elite would literally have lost their chief means of manipulating our consciousness. They might still be able to roll out the tanks and the guns to be used against us if we revolt violently, but we might never have to do so. Just the simple act of unplugging and tossing out our TV sets, never to be watched again, would be enough to castrate the elite’s hold on us where it has always been most effective: our own minds.

Oh, they’d still have the control of the movies we see, the books, magazines and newspapers we read and they could even pull the plug on the internet so we don’t have any alternative media any longer (which they’re planning on doing, anyway). But the most effective tool they have for maintaining their grip on our minds is and, for decades, has been television. Without it, they have lost the means to speak directly into our minds and to merge their propaganda with our own thoughts.

If it could be organized – not just a massive worldwide boycott (for boycotts are usually temporary) – but, a worldwide ultimate and permanent cessation of all television watching could effectively rob the elite of the one-way communications link they have with our brains, thus crippling their ability to get us to do anything en masse. They have, for decades, taken it for granted that they can get millions of us at once to react or act in accordance with whatever mass message stimulus they provide via their electronic box network.

There was a time, before television, when people were much more diverse than they are now. Millions of people didn’t participate in the same thing at the same time. There was simply no means by which this could have been made to occur, save for radio or print media and these were not nearly as effective as television in controlling mass behavior. It was the advent of television that made it possible for millions of people to receive the same persuasive message all at the same time and with far greater efficacy than radio could ever hope to achieve.

As with radio before it, television was sold to an unsuspecting public as an entertainment and even an educational device and has been ever since its birth, thus guaranteeing the self-enslavement of the entire world via voluntary mass-hypnosis. Why, they could even make money selling the devices to their own unwitting mind control subjects, later adding video rental and cable transmission income to the mix.

With the Department of Defense (which had guided the invention and perfection of the original technology) there to guide TV through each phase of its development, right up to HDTV and beyond, television has become so prevalent a part of our culture that anyone who doesn’t watch it (yes, there are a few of us) is seen by the majority as odd, even bizarre, as though nothing could be more “natural” than spending four hours of one’s life every day staring into an electronic box which shoots 24,000 volts of electricity into millions of glowing red, blue and green phosphors that, in turn, project light directly into the viewer’s eyes, where it is converted to electro-chemical particulate matter that attaches itself to the tissues of the brain in the visual cortex and in the areas in which memories are stored – where the images (created in the subject’s brain from the light received) of Desi and Lucy and Wally and the “Beaver” would remain for the rest of the subject’s life.

Thus, we see why we will never defeat the New World Order and the global elite will ultimately succeed in getting their world police state. You are all hopelessly addicted to your own mental enslavement and don’t even know it. In fact, you relish it. You spend your day at work thinking about the “shows” you watched last night and the ones you can’t wait to get home to watch tonight. You plan your every activity, from eating to sleeping, around the TV schedule. Your life is subordinated to the pace and rhythm of television’s programming. And there is a reason why it’s called programming.

Even if a mass movement to eliminate television could be organized, it would, at most, probably produce a few scattered pockets of TV dropouts, here and there, but it will ultimately fail to gain any traction because all of you are completely and thoroughly brainwashed by this diabolical technology. You aren’t even aware of it. The programming of your minds has become so complete over the course of a lifetime spent mesmerized daily by TV’s flickering light that you are incapable of even perceiving that there is any danger, let alone what it is or what to do about it. And the solution is so simple: you just turn it off, throw it out and don’t ever watch it again. But, you won’t do that, will you? You are so addicted to this electronic box that, like the junkie, it will take an intervention of some kind to make you quit. The problem is, no one is left to intervene. They’re all addicted, too.

To put it in terms you’ll understand, remember the episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation in which a brainwashed Riker brings a “game” device aboard the Enterprise, which quickly sweeps the whole ship’s crew, putting their minds under the control of the Romulans and the only crewman left uninfected by this insidious invasion is young Ensign Wesley Crusher? Sure you do. It’s indelibly etched into the synapses of your brain, along with commercials for tampons, dog food and Viagra. Well, folks, the world is our starship Enterprise, adrift in space and rapdily being taken over by its own crew, acting under the mind control influence of the Romulans (the global elite and their minions). Just call me Ensign Crusher.

But, seriously, it will be because of your addiction to your own mental straightjacket that we will lose our country, our freedom and probably our very lives, as the mass-culling of the human race begins, following the ultimate establishment of the police state grid. Time to wake up, people.