Armchair Generals

Tel-a-Vision, I never cared much for this technology; I know most do. I tried to get into it. I followed for a bit, but I favor the wild, creating my own visions rather than someone fervently telling me theirs. Any day spent outside is a good day. In an age where we are on the verge of a glimmering new consciousness, our most prized currency, is all the more reason I haven’t tune into it for some time now. Sacred geometry is omnipresent if we take the time to see. Every time you have a new thought, you create a new composition in your system, why not fill it with your own making instead of someone else’s whims? I mean just look!

“One Nation under God

has turned into

One Nation under the influence

of one drug

Television, the drug of the Nation

Breeding ignorance and feeding radiation

T.V., it satellite links

our United States of unconciousness

Apathetic therapeutic and extremely addictive

the methadone metronome pumping out

a 150 channels 24 hours a day

you can flip through all of them

and still there’s nothing worth watching

T.V. is the reason why less than ten percent of our

Nation reads books daily

Why most people think Central America

means Kansas

Socialism means unamerican

and Apartheid is a new headache remedy

absorbed in it’s world it’s so hard to find us

It shapes our minds the most

maybe the mother of our Nation

should remind us

that we’re sitting to close to. . .

Television, the drug of the Nation

Breeding ignorance and feeding radiation

T.V. is

the stomping ground for political candidates

Where bears in the woods

are chased by Grecian Formula’d

bald eagles

T.V. is mechanized politic’s

remote control over the masses

co-sponsered by environmentally safe gases

watch for the PBS special

It’s the perpetuation of the two party system

where image takes precedence over wisdom

Where sound bite politics are served to

the fastfood culture

Where straight teeth in your mouth

are more important than the words

that come out of it

Race baiting is the way to get selected

Willie Horton or

Will he not get elected on . . .

Television, the drug of the Nation

Breeding ignorance and feeding radiation

T.V. is it the reflector or the director?

Does it imitate us or do we imitate it

Because a child watches 1500 murders before he’s

twelve years old and we wonder how we’ve created

a Jason generation that learns to laugh

rather than abhor the horror

T.V. is the place where

armchair generals and quarterbacks can

experience first hand

the excitement of video warfare

as the theme song is sung in the background

Sugar sweet sitcoms

that leave us with a bad actor taste while

pop stars metamorphosize into soda pop stars

You saw the video

You heard the soundtrack

Well now go buy the soft drink

Well, the only cola that I support

would be a union C.O.L.A. (Cost of Living Allowance)

On Television.

Television, the drug of the Nation

Breeding ignorance and feeding radiation

Back again, “New and Improved”,

we return to our irregularly programmed schedule

hidden cleverly between heavy breasted

beer and car commericals

CNN ESPN ABC TNT but mostly B.S.

Where oxymoronic language like

“virtually spotless” “fresh frozen”

“light yet filling” and “military intelligence”

have become standard

T.V. is the place where phrases are redefined

like “recession” to “necessary downturn”

“crude oil” on a beach to “mousse”

“Civilian death” to “collateral damages”

and being killed by your own Army

is now called “friendly fire”

T.V. is the place where the pursuit

of happiness has become the pursuit of trivia

Where toothpaste and cars have become sex objects

Where imagination is sucked out of children

by a cathode ray nipple

T.V. is the only wet nurse

that would create a cripple

Television, the drug of the Nation

Breeding ignorance and feeding radiation

On Television . . .” – Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy

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