Television and politicians.

Symbolising the two "levels" of thinking.

Symbolising the two “levels” of thinking.

With the advent of television into politics one wonders how many voters can separate the television actor from the politician and make a sound judgement before voting.


About Ian Gardner

Ian Gardner was born on the 20th February 1934 in Sri Lanka, then Ceylon, and christened Basil Ian Gunewardene. He was born two months prematurely and nearly died five times in his first two months. He moved to Australia in September 1969 where he changed his surname to Gardner. From childhood he had an enquiring mind and an innate interest in the supernatural. Since 1986, nineteen years of meditation, "searching within", reading and revelations have culminated in this free book which has been nine years in the making. Further writings followed and all his writings are available to all on the Internet free of charge. There is more information in the preface of the book.
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One Response to Television and politicians.

  1. Abandon TV says:

    Participating in political voting can never be the result of sound judgement. Political voting is by definition advocating for the initiation of force to be used against other people, which is immoral and always destructive in the long term. Political voting is granting rights to others which you do not have yourself, and so cannot logically grant to anyone else – rights such as the right to steal and the right to initiate force against others.

    No voter would ever consider going round to their neighbour’s house and threatening them with violence unless they agree to fund things which they object to and obey arbitrary rules which they object to. And if should they resist this aggressive coercion no voter would ever consider kidnapping them by force and putting them in a cage as punishment for not obeying, and shooting them if they tried to defend themselves or escape the cage. And yet if you vote in political elections you are voting for a third party to treat your neighbour in exactly this way, on YOUR BEHALF. Morally speaking there is no distinction between threatening someone with violence in person and getting a third party to threaten them on your behalf.

    This is why participating in political voting can never be the result of sound judgement, with or without the TV 🙂

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