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“Television is altering the meaning of “being informed” by creating a species of information that might properly be called disinformation… Disinformation does not mean false information. It means misleading information – misplaced, irrelevant, fragmented or superficial information – information that creates the illusion of knowing something, but which in fact leads one away from knowing.” – Neil Postman

When the dumbing down agency
Was in need of a friend,
On the TV stations
They knew they could depend;
Having the news distorted
Just wasn’t enough,
They needed some help
With their dumbing down stuff.

Will Scribe Dumbing Down 01So now people with no lives
Are watching others live theirs,
Arguing and fighting,
And having affairs.
It’s a wonderful sight
For our government to see,
Their dumbing down project
Aided by reality TV.

The tentacles of government
Are spreading their reach,
Taking away our privacy,
Our right to free speech;
With invasive government agencies
Pursuing a form of mind control,
Now using reality TV
To achieve their dumbing down goal.

While the antics of the Kardashians
Help to keep us amused,
Government sound bites of propaganda
Help to keep us confused.
About our reality heroes
We know every detail,
The same interest in our government
Would see their policies fail.

Reality TV
We will one day deplore,
When the only show to watch,
Will be ‘1984’.
Then when the damage is done.
Then when it’s really too late,
We’ll see how reality TV
Helped seal ‘reality’s’ fate.

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© Will Scribe 2015

Further Reading

1984 is Knocking

“The time will come
Perhaps it is now?
When to political correctness
We will no longer bow;
No longer by bleeding hearts
Being subjugated,
Free speech returning,
How long have we waited?….”

Old Writer Read More 01A People of the Government

“Being controlled by the government,
Letting them pull my strings,
Is not on the list
Of my favourite things;
Having my privacy invaded,
My free speech corrected,
Must comply with their narrative
Or I’ll be suspected…..”

Old Writer

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