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denise martin

Yes, and a particularly troubling trend in our society...to learn history though the movies (ie, a dinner partner stated that she learns about history by watching movies; WWII by watching "Saving Private Ryan," the Civil War from, of course, "Gone with the Wind." and the Iraq war by none other than "Farenheit 9-11." With a populace that "educates" themselves from entertainment sources, no wonder TDVC has taken off...they can become Vatican scholars, art historians in one fell swoop! One need look no further than the History Channel to become an expert on "Atlantis, the Lost Civilization."

Mark Alexander writes in "Entertainment is Indoctrination" on his "The Patriot Post" website:

"... entertainment is the subtlest and most effective means of ideological indoctrinating. It creates a psychological opening through which cultural messages bypass the intellectual filters that arrest most input for critical anlysis. Because the context for these mesages is "entertainment," they get a free pass into the mind's cultural framework, where they compete, at a subconscous level, with estblished ethical and moral standards."

We can expect to see far more of this form of social manipulation of the "unsuspecting" because of the the success of TDVC. And, perhaps more frighteningly, because in the USA, the secular-progressive agenda has seriously infiltrated our schools and textbooks. Students are being taught, especially in "Social Studies," less about facts and figures and more about how the students feel, emote/sense, about a subject.

So at every level, school textbooks, universities, movies, theatre, books, magazines, TV...indoctrinating messages are targeted to emotive adults and young people. As one Hollywood glitterai proclaimed,
"Art is not a mirror to hold up to society, but a hammer with which to shape it."

Cristina A. Montes

TDVC reminds me of Screwtape's first letter to Wormwood which says that to corrupt a person, don't attempt to convince him that what is false is true. Instead, convince him that what is false is novel, "the philosophy of the future".

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