On-Line Publication of the Anonymous Anything Society
to Violence in the Media
Can anyone advance the argument that the level of
violence that pervades all media has nothing to do with the insane
shooting rampages taking place? Whether it be coming from FCC licensed
broadcasting stations or cable and satellite delivered programs, whether
it be action-adventure movies or most explicitly in video games where the
participant can virtually maim and kill digitally-composed adversaries,
our society, including the most impressionable and sometimes mentally
challenged youth, is awash in graphic gore and sexual indecency.
This is a very bad thing. Just tell me why it isn't.
Are we incapable of stopping these lessons in how to
commit mass carnage, or is it that we just don't care?
Let's have a show of hands. Say it! "I couldn't care
less if the police should come and knock on my door today and inform me
that my child has killed someone or he or her has been murdered in some
senseless act of violence."
The FCC has regulations that do very little to inhibit the
spread of a real plague. "Show Biz" has been hugely reticent about
issuing "Mature Audience" ratings...for whatever good doing so would
accomplish. The "V" chip, that permits parents to block programs, is a
There is one thing that will work, and as a former
broadcast station owner, I can swear to its effectiveness. Contact the
advertisers. You have no idea what one letter, just one telephone call to
an advertiser will do. Tell Mr. Big that you are not going to buy what he
is selling if his company continues to buy advertising that helps spread a
disease. Be specific. "Last night, you sponsored a program that is
harmful." Write a note on your computer and E-Mail it to "The XYZ
Company." Everyone has a website. Bring it up and find the E-Mail address.
You may find it under "Contact," or "Contact Us."
Talk to your relatives, friends, your group, your
circle, your church or temple. You can start today with E-mail. Expand it
to all of your Facebook friends. I can virtually guarantee that if
an advertiser, whether they reside in New York City or Battle Creek,
Michigan (and most especially if he lives and does business in your city),
gets a message from more than two people, he will be on the phone with his
advertising agency or advertising director five seconds after you hang up.
Then, of course you have to back it up. Do not purchase
the project or service. Is that too much to ask if it will help stop a
Let me assure you, It only takes one tiny hiccup
in sales in a business to cause panic.
All you need is one victory. There is just no telling
where that could lead.
Tommy Ross follows
his older brothers to be an apprentice in the hazardous trade of
mining coal. It is doubly dangerous, for his father has been
sent to organize a local union in a "company owned" coal camp.
"The Prosperity Coal Company" is a novel based on actual events
that occurred all across the coal belt, when America was on the
cusp of the great depression, and union wars raged.
an addicted prostitute in a crime-ridden barrio, a man finds a
love that transcends all obstacles and opens a new pathway to
life beyond working for the Jefe of one of Mexico's brutal drug
cartels. (In English)
ride of subterfuge and violence through the highways and byways
of the drug trade in the US/Mexico desert borderlands."
(reader's review on Amazon)