The TV’s not responsible
For the news they chose report
It’s the audience that hankers it
That runs up the greatest score *(1)
Destruction and disasters
Draw the greatest crowd
We set the pace for what we see
And our numbers make ‘em proud
Turning off the power*(2)
Is not a choice we make
Vegetation is a past-time*(3)
We call a stress-free break
But what runs through unguarded
No gargoyles at the gate*(4)
To monitor what we’re creating
It’s our brain-waves that’s at stake!
14:38 – 14:50
*(1) It’s all about ratings. TV runs commercials, advertisers want ‘to
get the most bang for their buck’ therefore they’ll want to get the best
audience they can to hopefully boost their sales.
*(2) Or cancelling the carrier that brings the images into your home.
*(3) Not meant to be a criticism. Our lives have become so consumed with
stressors that vegetating, as a past-time allows us to unwind and not have
to consider the conditions of our own lives or our part in them.
*(4) Remember how some buildings or gates use to have gargoyles built into
their structure? I think the Chinese still do it. They provide a level of
protection for what’s going on beyond them, whether they do, or whether
there is a metaphysical connection due to the belief in them should be the
We allow other people to influence our thinking by being willing to sit and
listen to their rhetoric. Politicians do it all the time. Think tanks set
up strategies to spin-doctor what’s going on to gain our support and
suppress revolutionary energy. Our perception is everything and they play
to us all the time. Divide and conquer is one of the most valuable tools
they have going for them. If we all got together and could agree on
anything, we could move mountains. American freedoms, as was developed by
our Forefathers are a good example.