TELEVISION AND YOU

Night after night, we sit for long hours in dark rooms. Identical images flow into our brains, McDonaldizing our perspectives, knowledge, tastes, and desires.

We spend more hours watching nature shows than experiencing the real thing; more time laughing at TV jokes than making jokes ourselves; more time experiencing TV sports than actually picking up a ball in our hands.

Halal and Haram are lost when eyes are mesmerized, fixed on that 19" piece of furniture called television.

Our brains are targeted at the rate of 3,000 marketing messages per day - twelve billion display ads, three million radio ads and over 300,000 TV commercial toxins are dumped on us. Our attention spans are diminishing, our imaginations giving out, we are unable to remember the past.

While competing for the best of this world, we once in a while recall the everlasting life. But that moment doesn't last very long. It is washed away pretty fast as we willingly setlet down for another session with our good friend TV.

And children. Those innocent souls, born Muslim, are being given away to the 19" babysitter to turn them into a lost people.

This page is not about complaining. This is about taking charge. It is about sharing the technique of liberation while singing the hymns of "We hall overcome". It is about... wel,l check out some of the following helpful essays and tipsheets. You'll get the idea.


MORE unTV GUIDE:

Participate in TV Turn Off Week April 21-April 27, 2008!
Statistics On TV
6 Reasons not to watch TV
Life With the TV: 21 Tips on Dealing with the Thing
Living Without the TV: 12 Alternatives and Options

Powerful TV and our Innocent Children
5 Things You Can Do to promote an anti-TV campaign
Parents Television Council

 



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