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:
in TV Turn Off Week April 21-April 27, 2008!
Reasons not to watch TV
With the TV: 21 Tips on Dealing with the Thing
Without the TV: 12 Alternatives and Options
TV and our Innocent Children
Things You Can Do to promote an anti-TV campaign