strip bannernew-logo25By Dr Tim O’Shea, author of Vaccination is Not Immunization

www.thedoctorwithin.com

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The point here is, watch what your kids are watching. It’s not sex and violence that presents the worst threat to child development. It’s programmed dullness.

Look at the finished products we’re turning out.

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dumb_deesAll the insights into syndicated propaganda and the science of media that we talked about in The Doors of Perception chapter – much of its darker aspect is manifested in the content of children’s movies, videos, and the games they’re watching on their ipads today. Grateful though parents are for those precious hours of quiet, the trade-off will shake out as betrayal in the long run. As well as creating yet another generation of doltish, uninspired, inarticulate high school and college students.

It starts at the beginning, when the kid’s brain is first introduced to the concept of pixels and sound – TVs, computers, ipads, iphones, apps. Parents brag about how electronic-savvy their 2 year old is, how fast they learn to drag and drop, refresh, move the cursor, download, log in etc. So sorry, but that’s not intelligence. No, that’s just Skinner’s rats in the box, pushing the lever for a pellet. The only likelihood is that it trains them for a lifetime of cretinous texting. LOL ?? Please. More