On Wed, 25 Dec 1996 18:57:25 -0800 Moira <[log in to unmask]> writes:
> What you refer to as "American culture" is not really American.
> I would appreciate any other suggestions as to how people rescue
>their own kids from the corporate entertainment culture.
Teaching your children is the answer. The problem is that too few people
even talk to their children, let alone teach them anything. The vast
majority of parents are perfectly content to relinquish their parental
responsibilities to the TV/movie/video game industry.
I never forbade my children reasonable TV or movies, I just spent extra
time teaching them how the fantasy they saw should be seen with regard to
reality. I think forbidding it just makes it more attractive to them.
Teach them that TV and movies are mythic products of peoples imaginations
and that actors are people who make a living pretending to be real
people. It works.
Happy New Year,
Bruce L. Jones
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