The 1990s Memes Were Right: Television Shrinks Your Brain!

Andrew Anglin

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It turns out that all those memes from the 1990s were correct.

Television rots your brain!

The Guardian:

Until now, claims that television makes you stupid have only been backed up by anecdotal evidence. True, at a certain point it does seem that people who watch vast amounts of TV do become so intellectually impaired that they start involuntarily clapping along to theme tunes like imprisoned sea lions performing for fish, but that isn’t anything you could write a medical paper about.

Now, sadly, science has trundled along to back it up. According to Dr Ryan Dougherty, from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, the more television you watch in middle age, the lower your volume in grey matter. Examining the viewing habits of 599 American adults between 1990 and 2011, Dougherty found that those who watched an above average amount of television showed reduced volume in their frontal cortex and entorhinal cortex. Basically, your mum was right: TV really does rot your brain.

To make matters worse, Dougherty goes out of his way to suggest other sedentary activities that are better for your brain. Horrifically these include board games. Which raises the question: would you rather lower your IQ by watching the defining cultural art form of the 21st century, or stay clever for ever by joylessly prodding counters around a backgammon board?
This is not the first study to show that TV negatively affects the brain. People have known for years that it puts the brain into a kind of hypnotic state.

I’ve actually never read “Saturday Morning Mind Control” by Phil Phillips, but the cover has always been so intriguing.



I think that is some kind of evangelical thing about how cartoons are satanic. Which makes it all the more intriguing. I can’t find an ebook of it, even. There’s an archive.org version, but you can’t download it.

Here are some more examples of 1990s style anti-TV memes. Because I’m basically a meme historian.



A lot of this was associated with like, “Manufacturing Consent.” And then when MTV first aired, there was a lot of ironic stuff about how “I like my mind being controlled by MTV.” There were a lot of early cartoons on MTV with this theme. That aesthetic really influenced Sam Hyde a lot, I think.

I got a lot of this in comic books from the late 1980s and early 1990s when I was a kid.

I recently went back and read an issue of New Mutants that used all of the memes from the TV mind control material. At the end it thanked Noam Chomsky for writing “Manufacturing Consent.”



It had some really cool 1990s meme imagery, very similar to the MTV cartoons of the time.



Maybe I should start doing comic book reviews again?

I think those were popular?

Probably not.

Meme reviews and meme history however: that is definitely popular.

As regards TV – I think the threat is maybe kind of outdated.

Most people use the internet now, I hope?

In some ways, the threat of the internet is even more extreme – at least in the way that most people use it. For 98% of internet users, their entire experience is on social media.

Basically, all of the threats of TV are present, it’s just a much more personalized experience.

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My boomer dad loved TV so much. It is seriously disturbing. When I was a kid, he used to make me stop playing video games with my friends and watch TV instead. He'd literally say "those video games rot your brain, why don't you watch some TV for once?" Even when I was a kid I was smart enough to know that video games stimulate your mind more than passively absorbing television.

At least History channel was good back then.
 

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TV is still just as poisonous, it’s just streaming services, and pretty much all women and boomers live in them.

the Jewish mind virus still comes from the same place: emotional “logic” and fake portrayals of fake people and lifestyles in a false reality through visual media.
 

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TV is still just as poisonous, it’s just streaming services, and pretty much all women and boomers live in them.

the Jewish mind virus still comes from the same place: emotional “logic” and fake portrayals of fake people and lifestyles in a false reality through visual media.
The shows that they put on streaming services like Netflix now are basically all as bad as "Modern Family" or worse.
 

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As regards TV – I think the threat is maybe kind of outdated.
I dunno. Many Boomers and older GenXers are still enslaved to CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, etc. cable TV mind-control "news" programs. And they all still watch sports on TV, which is getting dosed with a heaping helping of pozz now. ESPN has become nausea-inducing.

And the millenials and zoomers who have "cut the cord" are being mind-raped by the cultural sewage on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime--all of which arguably count as "TV" as these "subscription streaming" mind-control programming outlets largely adhere to the same "entertainment" form-factors painstakingly refined by the "big three" broadcast networks over a half a century.
 

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The crux of the matter, here, is essentially: you are what you consume.

Now you can refine that in lot of ways by the quality of content that you're consuming. And obviously passive viewing a la traditional television is far worse than something you can actively engage and interact with especially with other people.

But the whole "garbage in --> garbage out" model is still totally intact as far as I am able to see anyway.

If you don't have a solid historical foundation and current context for reality, it however won't matter what you do/watch/consume, as everything will still be just like discombobulated scenes and patterns of programming which are relative to absolutely nothing tangible in one's own nihilistic frame of mind. So said another way, if one does have a solid historical foundation and context currently for reality, then this I would assume would mitigate a lot against the type of brainwashing and brain-rot that we'd all like to avoid and see far less of today within our society.

Normies just can't go watching this stuff, however, without that context and foundation. Otherwise they're just getting bombarded cumulatively with stronger doses of garbage and its deleterious effect(s) upon the normie's mind. It is like weapons-grade subversion by the Jew-owners and producers of these programs against any and all aspects of Western Civilization. And normies are frankly ill-prepared for any of this. Nobody ever provided them the correct foundation or context. Because that was deemed "racist" and "anti-Semitic" and thus off-limits so early on. So now normies just have this steady flow of garbage in --> garbage out, and nobody knows what to do about any of it either. Where would one even start today? Because they are already pre-emptively predisposed now (by the garbage) toward emphatically rejecting that true context and solid foundation.
 

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Television rots your brain!
You look at a drug addict in a stupor and the average npc couch potato and you see the same condition. The blood pools in the lower most parts, the eyes glaze over, the brain waves go flat and very open to filling with whatever propaganda and conditioned response the system wants. Usually for commercial exploitation, but can be definitely more insidious and mind-numbing.
 

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This meme is far older than the 90s. It goes all the way back to the 50s what with moms whinging at theit kids that TV rots their brains.

Plot twist, the moms were correct.

At least History channel was good back then.
Was it? Really? 🤔🤔🤔
 

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Spending all day on my computer for months during the lockdown lombotomized my brain. I can no longer think abstractly.
 

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Maybe I should start doing comic book reviews again?
That would be cool ok.

Unfortunately all comics (marvel and dc and even independents like sandman etc) are predominately Jewish creations. The only exception were the 2000AD comics (judge dredd, slane) which were great.
 

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Best thing I got out of moving to Mexico was getting out of the media brainwash. I was never much of a TV watcher, even as a kid. I always would rather read a book.
Down there, the TV shows are really retarded, and it's all in Spanish, so I had absolutely no interest in watching it. Even sports, American football with the announcers in Spanish is just not the same. I went to absolute zero TV for fifteen years.
 

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I am gross and perverted
I'm obsessed 'n deranged

I have existed for years
But very little has changed

I'm the tool of the Government
And industry too

For I am destined to rule
And regulate you


I may be vile and pernicious
But you can't look away
I make you think I'm delicious
With the stuff that I say
I'm the best you can get
Have you guessed me yet?
I'm the slime oozin' out
From your TV set

You will obey me while I lead you
And eat the garbage that I feed you
Until the day that we don't need you
Don't go for help . . . no one will heed you
Your mind is totally controlled
It has been stuffed into my mold
And you will do as you are told
Until the rights to you are sold


Frank Zappa 1973
 

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Best thing I got out of moving to Mexico was getting out of the media brainwash. I was never much of a TV watcher, even as a kid. I always would rather read a book.
Down there, the TV shows are really retarded, and it's all in Spanish, so I had absolutely no interest in watching it. Even sports, American football with the announcers in Spanish is just not the same. I went to absolute zero TV for fifteen years.
?No Te gusta telenovellas?
 

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From 30-plus years ago:
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I watched TMNT as a kid, He-Man, Thunder Cats and all kinds of shitty kids cartoons. When I got a bit older I would watch The Simpsons, Beavis and Butt-head, King of The Hill, Futurama and I even watched some of the early South Park episodes in the late 90's most cause I had a friend who did. I was never a real South Park fan.

I don't think TV shrinks your brain. I think these people were idiots from the start. TV had nothing to do with it. But of course I didn't just sit around and watch TV all day. I also played a lot of video games. But the older I got the less interested I became in TV. A lot of the shows were garbage and that was before Trump and the leftist propaganda being crammed into everything. I watched TV back when the people behind the shows would at least pretend to be moderates.
 

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Spending all day on my computer for months during the lockdown lombotomized my brain. I can no longer think abstractly.
You should get a good ebook reader and read some classic Christians texts and some of the early American writers.

Also read Tom Wolf.
 

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Best thing I got out of moving to Mexico was getting out of the media brainwash. I was never much of a TV watcher, even as a kid. I always would rather read a book.
Down there, the TV shows are really retarded, and it's all in Spanish, so I had absolutely no interest in watching it. Even sports, American football with the announcers in Spanish is just not the same. I went to absolute zero TV for fifteen years.
Mexican soap operas are funny and have really hot chicks.
 

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That would be cool ok.

Unfortunately all comics (marvel and dc and even independents like sandman etc) are predominately Jewish creations. The only exception were the 2000AD comics (judge dredd, slane) which were great.
That's something of an exaggeration, but not much of one.

However, even though most of the original characters were Jewish, there are a lot of non-Jewish writers. Also, not all the characters are Jewish, even many of Stan Lee (nee Leibowitz)'s characters were actually created by goy artists.

Also, I don't really think Stan Lee and Jack Kirby were "bad Jews."

Kirby, no matter what, I will always respect as an artist.

Kirby's late-era stuff with the color digitally fixed is one of the great joys of my life.

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Of course, Jewish stories would be a lot more damaging than the art.

But of any single Jewish artist, Jack Kirby is the greatest.

Compare that to any of the architects, let alone something like Rothko or Newmann.

Well, okay the abstract stuff can't really be compared to anything.

But yeah, Kirby is one Jew I will always defend.
 

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Talmudvision destroyed the boomer generation since they never had a chance at understanding the effects of it like we do now since it was this great new thing at the time. The television started pretty much as an experiment in occult "spirit world" shenanigans as well, hence the induced hypnotic state it puts you in.

Both my boomer parents are glued to the boomer box whenever they have an idle moment and it's just painful to see the dumb look that they have over their faces when they enter the hypnotic trance and get programmed like they do.

To make matters worse, Dougherty goes out of his way to suggest other sedentary activities that are better for your brain. Horrifically these include board games. Which raises the question: would you rather lower your IQ by watching the defining cultural art form of the 21st century, or stay clever for ever by joylessly prodding counters around a backgammon board?
Is this bastard talking shit about board games!? Board games are awesome! (I know he is being tongue and cheek but still, to insinuate as such...)
 
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