How Reality TV Is Teaching Us to Accept the American Police State, by John W. Whitehead

Posted: February 4, 2015 by gamegetterII in Uncategorized


From John W. Whitehead, a guest post at

“Plays, farces, spectacles, gladiators, strange beasts, medals, pictures, and other such opiates, these were for ancient peoples the bait toward slavery, the price of their liberty, the instruments of tyranny. By these practices and enticements the ancient dictators so successfully lulled their subjects under the yoke, that the stupefied peoples, fascinated by the pastimes and vain pleasures flashed before their eyes, learned subservience as naively, but not so creditably, as little children learn to read by looking at bright picture books.”—Etienne de La Boétie, “The Discourse on Voluntary Servitude: How Do Tyrants Secure Cooperation?” (1548)

Americans love their reality TV shows—the drama, the insults, the bullying, the callousness, the damaged relationships delivered through the lens of a surveillance camera—and there’s no shortage of such dehumanizing spectacles to be found on or off screen, whether it’s Cops, Real Housewives or the heavy-handed…

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  1. Ron C. says:

    not just accepting the police state but accept political correctness to nullify the 1St amendment and mentally condition the public to become more likely to accept Socialism Star trek MASH … all these TV shows have been mentally dumbing down the public and pushing the Socialists agendas for 50 years the 1St amendment gives the people POWER to keep the elected officials in check we are a BODY OF GOVERNMENT the 1St amendment gives us the power the 2Nd amendment also gives the people the power to hold our elected officials in check after Benedict Arnold killed John Adams in a dual he then started a cue as the US government in his opinion was evolving into a “RULING CLASS” he then was executed for the Crime of High Treason the congress and Senate then wrote the “BILL OF RIGHTS” as a result due to one American Revolution Hero was executed due to his passion to uphold the real agenda of the revolution and the constitution the whole point of which is to insure the people are protected from a RULING CLASS that may and has many times emerged so far they were stopped due to the US CONSTITUTION and THE BILL OF RIGHTS but in the last 50 years the educational system threw out the US from elementary threw graduate school has stopped teaching the principles of our system of government to make it easier to mentally condition the public into a exploitable people and afraid to stand up or oppose the emerging ruling class !!!


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