Television Addiction Causes Heart Attacks

Television is highly addictive, so slavery control of the mind is possible. When a person's mind is enslaved, he doesn't try to run away from his master.

How does this model work?

The tobacco business gets people addicted, and sucks the life (and money) out of them. You can start to be "cool", but once you get hooked, its very difficult to quit. The habit is costly, and the results are tragic. The Jewish (Jeffrey Blankfort, Stunning Jewish Success
Dominates American Media, Dec 6, 2004, television business is not much different (see Hebrew beauty queens in picture).


About 21 percent of Americans smoke (Jose Vega M.D., Ph.D., Jose Vega M.D., Ph.D.'s Stroke Blog, July 30, 2007,, but even more watch television. "According to the A.C. Nielsen Co., the average American watches more than 4 hours of TV each day (or 28 hours/week, or 2 months of nonstop TV-watching per year). In a 65-year life, that person will have spent 9 years glued to the tube." Furthermore, 99% of American households have at least one television. (Norman Herr, Television and Health, Internet Resources to Accompany the Sourcebook for Teaching Science, 2007,

One activity, however, stands out for its prominence and ubiquity--the world's most popular leisure pastime, television. Most people admit to having a love-hate relationship with it. They complain about the "boob tube" and "couch potatoes," then they settle into their sofas and grab the remote control.
(Robert Kubey and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Television Addiction Is No Mere Metaphor, Scientific American, February 2002, (emphasis added)

Lots of people watch it. For lots of hours. Are they addicted?

Psychologists and psychiatrists formally define substance dependence as a disorder characterized by criteria that include spending a great deal of time using the substance; using it more often than one intends; thinking about reducing use or making repeated unsuccessful efforts to reduce use; giving up important social, family or occupational activities to use it; and reporting withdrawal symptoms when one stops using it. (id.) (emphasis added)

Probably so.

The amount of time people spend watching television is astonishing. On average, individuals in the industrialized world devote three hours a day to the pursuit--fully half of their leisure time, and more than on any single activity save work and sleep. At this rate, someone who lives to 75 would spend nine years in front of the tube. To some commentators, this devotion means simply that people enjoy TV and make a conscious decision to watch it. But if that is the whole story, why do so many people experience misgivings about how much they view? In Gallup polls in 1992 and 1999, two out of five adult respondents and seven out of 10 teenagers said they spent too much time watching TV. Other surveys have consistently shown that roughly 10 percent of adults call themselves TV addicts. (id.)(emphasis added)

Lots of people don't have time for a regular exercise program. But plenty of time for their favorite TV shows. They spend their 9 years in front of the TV, but what do they get out of it?

Nothing good.

People who are alive tend to move a lot. And when you can't move anymore? Well, that's the end.

Television watching provides an effective path into the death phase:

As one might expect, people who were watching TV when we beeped them reported feeling relaxed and passive. The EEG studies similarly show less mental stimulation, as measured by alpha brain-wave production, during viewing than during reading. As one might expect, people who were watching TV when we beeped them reported feeling relaxed and passive. The EEG studies similarly show less mental stimulation, as measured by alpha brain-wave production, during viewing than during reading. What is more surprising is that the sense of relaxation ends when the set is turned off, but the feelings of passivity and lowered alertness continue. Survey participants commonly reflect that television has somehow absorbed or sucked out their energy, leaving them depleted. They say they have more difficulty concentrating after viewing than before. In contrast, they rarely indicate such difficulty after reading. After playing sports or engaging in hobbies, people report improvements in mood. After watching TV, people's moods are about the same or worse than before. (id.)(emphasis added)

TV watching makes people passive, and they stay that way, because their energy has been sucked out. They don't even feel better.


The newest and best TV programs and movies appear during "prime time", a viewing block that usually takes the evening up to about 11 p.m. (Prime time,

We consider the average TV viewer, settling in for his 3-4 hours per day. He's done with work, eaten, and settled into the padded chair for his "relaxation". By 11 p.m., he feels exhausted, having all the energy "sucked out", and heads for the bed.

He didn't get anything useful done while watching TV, but he did get relaxed. So what's the harm?

He could have exercised, but he didn't. Could have gone to bed early, but he didn't.

People who do not get enough sleep are more than twice as likely to die of heart disease, according to a large British study released on Monday.

Although the reasons are unclear, researchers said lack of sleep appeared to be linked to increased blood pressure, which is known to raise the risk of heart attacks and stroke.

A 17-year analysis of 10,000 government workers showed those who cut
their sleeping from seven hours a night to five or less faced a 1.7-fold
increased risk in mortality from all causes and more than double the risk of cardiovascular death. (Lack of sleep may be deadly, research shows, Reuters, September 24, 2007)(emphasis added)
"Heart disease among women is practically epidemic, accounting for one in three female deaths." (Amanda Gardner, Experts Issue New Heart Disease Guidelines for Women, USA Today, February 17, 2007)

How widespread is this sleep deprivation? According to Francesco Cappuccio, professor of cardiovascular medicine at the University of Warwick's medical school: "A third of the population of the UK and over 40 percent in the U.S. regularly sleep less than five hours a night, so it is not a trivial problem". He says that people do best with about 7 hours a night (id.)

If this 40% of the population slept instead of watching their 3 hours of TV, they could make a big dent in the death rates.

So how could all of these people free up an extra 3 hours a day for sleep?

Too easy. Stop with television.

Television is a very profitable business. They take your time, fill your mind with their ideas, and give you nothing but pictures and noise. Once people get their heart attack from lack of sleep caused by television watching, things get even more profitable for the Jewish (Nathan Burstein, Jews dominate in Vanity Fair power rankings, The Jewish News of Northern California, October 19, 2007) medical business. "Direct and indirect costs of coronary heart disease totaled about $142.5 billion in the United States in 2006, according to the study, which is published in the June 7 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine." (Serena Gordon, Drop in Cardiac Deaths Tied to Better Treatments, Lifestyles, USAToday, June 6, 2007).

That's serious money.

So how many people have been killed by television watching? According to the American Heart Association, in 2004, 452,327 died because of coronary heart disease. (American Heart Association, Heart Attack and Angina Statistics, Forty percent of that number comes to 180,931 deaths. If they had left off their 3 hours of television per day and slept instead, it would have cut the rate in half, so we have a loss of life of 90,000 people per year in America due to television watching.

Not to mention lives lost in television-promoted wars (see picture for example).

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