Television: The Corruptor Of Minds

Four years ago, the ancient kingdom of Bhutan became the last place on earth with television, much of it supplied by Rupert Murdoch’s Star TV. Within four years, the once peaceful people of Bhutan and suffering under new phenomena: drugs and alcohol addiction, thievery, fraud, murder. Coincidence? What is the reaction of a Buddhist populace that believes in the sanctity of all life when exposed to wanton sex and violence? Television has a remarkable capacity to inform and bring our world together, but far too often the Lidless Eye speaks to our basest pleasures, dulling our senses and lowering our resistance.