For a while there we had 25-inch Chinese peasant families
famishing in comfort on the 25-inch screen
and even Uncle Billy whose eyesight's going fast
by hunching up real close to the convex glass
could just about make them out- the riot scene
in the capital city for example
he saw that better than anything, using the contrast knob
to bring them up dark-all those screaming faces
and bodies going under the horses' hooves- he did a terrific job
on that bit....
...In response to Bandura's ideas about media-related aggresion...
see blog: Dawns on me ,or:
It seems ludicrous that while military forces are trained to kill using computer simulation, the computer games industry still denies any adverse effects images of killing may be having on young people's minds.
I am convinced that there are untold numbers of people who are fundamentally disturbed at the core of their psyches by exposure to violent imagery. This state of inner turmoil can be masked in a myriad of ways .
Increasingly, parents and educators are asking whether the hoards of so-called ADHD children include many individuals who are simply not coping with their feelings of inner nervousness and anxiety. I personally believe films such as "Harry Potter" (all of them) , "The Chronicles of Narnia" and "The Lord of the Rings" contain very frightening images which would be 'indigestable' on a soul level for many children. Meanwhile, exposure and merchandising run rampant. The earlier the better.....