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Good ideas, from both of you.. How do you teach non-violence when violence is all there is on TV? Back in the days of Hopalong Cassidy, & Happy Days, there were a few family shows that showed "normalcy". Every so often, I pan through the channels and TRY to find something to watch. We must have 50 or more channels, & some nights I can't find ONE THING that would be decent for adults or children for Entertainment.
It bothers me that not only are the modern shows more violent, with multiples of crimes & massacres, but that makes us all get immune to violence, & almost make it seem "normal." Also, the violence & rapes & murders are just "a typical day" in TV land. They are constantly searching for more ways to depict women as evil or semi-porn stars, & the men have to be rotten gang leaders, or some degree of Nazi - KKK. When people start to get "bored" with all that, then they have to delve into the supernatural. Witches, Vampires, Monsters from Hell, & Mutants from Outer Space. (I can almost sympathize with that last one).
Gruesome plots out of the Mental Health Ward are getting to seem more normal & less blood curdling. It's so bad some nights I like to curl up with a zippy novel about Tax Reform, or Dental Hygiene. And of course, watch the Shopping Channel.for the latest shoe designs by Sybil Serpent. "Slither into your Shoes." Well now I am bored enough to go read some wild adventures of "The Lizard that ate Detroit." I'll bet that has a real jazzy plot, with a poignant romantic ending.