Television, drug of the nation

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One nation under god has turned into

one nation under the influence of one drugTelevision, the drug of the nation
Breeding ignorance and feeding radiation

The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy (Michael Franti, 1991)

Wallpaper for the the mind, an escape, an opiate of the people: television has been accused of many things.

I found that my life was richer and I read more when I didn’t have a TV set.

However, I was surprised by this article in Slate TV Really Might Cause Autism: findings from a new Cornell study by Gregg Easterbrook that pulls together academic research which points out TV may be related to incidences of ADD and autism in young children.