Re: TV Ratings to be modified

spunkanado (
Wed, 9 Jul 1997 21:00:11 -0400 (EDT)

On Wed, 9 Jul 1997, Kristin Buxton wrote:

> i might just be pessimistic, but i'd tend to think that these days describing
> a show as violent or sexual would make people MORE likely to watch it..

It is sad but true that many of the folks who are yelling loudest for
rattings and the like are not the ones who actulay watch th shows. What we
have now is a very well, greased well organzied group of people whose
power base is the vocal watchdoging of everyone elses best interests.

Oddly the left and the right are equaly represented in this Holy Than
Everyone power elete. They are all, no matter the leanings or
prediliction, very much assured that most people simply cant govern thier
own lives, so they MUSt do it for them.

In the eastern states, from which I am recently escaped, you are not
allowed guns, fireworks, certian speach, and in some places the right to
assemble. The reasons...:well you may not be able to control your own
actions so we need to control them for you"

The movies, ham radio, the am/fm bands, and televison are all controled by
various agenys whose partial job is to be the Morality of the whole.Look
at the FCC for a prime example of how out of alignment an agency can get.
The vocal police who "speak" for us use these agencys to get across the
laws and demands they see fit.