DSM: RE: RE: Re: Television

From: Joe Jackson (shoeless@jazztbone.com)
Date: Fri Dec 07 2001 - 13:40:02 EST


Liz:

Whoops! Misunderstood yet again. I was entirely kidding with the
remarks below.

-Joe

> > far as Joseph
> > is concerned, I vote we make him buy a TV to make him prove he
> > wouldn't censor his kids if he had the chance. That whole "I never
> > bought one" thing is just a big excuse to cover up the
> all-so-apparent
> > pattern of criminal television deprivation he has perped on his
> > Josephlings.
>
> I pretty well agree with all you say (minus a few
> reservations on the love of free-market capitalism, I would
> prefer one with a more humane welfare system, which is a bit
> anti-capitalist at best).
>
> I thought that the above statement was rather interesting
> though. You seem to be taking the position that if you can
> afford a tv and you don't buy one then you are depriving your
> children.
>
> We don't buy newspapers in our household, would you consider
> that deprivation? We also don't have a radio, we don't have
> a microwave, we only have one computer....
>
> I am a little unclear on what is deprivation and what isn't.
> If you could afford to live near the beach and you as a
> parent choose not to are you deliberately depriving your
> children of the experience of surfing? If you could move
> closer to a Sudbury school and choose not to is that deprivation?
>
> How about my own youth, we moved to Europe and traveled
> around Europe, Africa and the Middle East for ten years in a
> bus, we did not get to watch much tv. My Mother once said
> that not having tv was a great part of traveling. Were we
> deprived? Are my kids deprived because we aren't travelling
> around but we do have a tv? (Okay, I'll admit we don't have
> any reception as we don't pay for cable, but we do have
> videos. Are we
> redeemed?)
>
> Please enlighten us.
>
> Liz
>
>
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