Violence in Entertainment – Does Media Affect Our Thoughts? pt. 1

Think you think for yourself?
Well, think again.

When I was younger, I used to think that all the people that claimed that violence on t.v., movies, music, etc. made an impression on us, were ridiculous. I ardently believed that people were conscious enough to come to their own decisions and thought patterns, and ridiculed those that speculated otherwise.

Perhaps that was me jumping on the bandwagon of mocking the alleged “conspiracy theorists”. Calling them crazy and uninformed.

Well who's laughing now?

(Well, I suppose it’s no laughing matter, but at least I’ve finally come to the realization that I was wrong.)

Before I delve in, what do you think? Are you here on this page because you believe the same thing? Or are you here because you think it’s a ridiculous concept like I once did?

Disclaimer: This website promotes love, kindness and compassion. However, in order to strive towards that, we must also expose the negativity surrounding us on a day to day basis. This post delves into some dark material that we should be aware of in order to guide us towards a better future.
- Crystal
Expanding Awareness Relations

If you’ve read my previous posts: How do we Find the Truth? and When News Media Lies, you already know about the levels of deception and manipulation that these “sources” have propagated to the population. (With the help of the CIA, I might add.)

So is it that much of a stretch to contemplate on this idea?

If that’s not enough of a reason, I will be addressing other points that might provide a little more insight into this kind of “mind control” programming. This is part 1 of a 10 part series, starting with “Violence in Entertainment”.

Pt. 1: Violence in Entertainment -

From everything such as t.v., movies, music, video games... watching violent movies, shows, playing violent video games, or listening to hate-filled music has inspired some horrible crimes.

It’s no surprise that violence in entertainment is on this list. Whether people have been inspired to commit horrible crimes due to scenes they’ve seen on the big screen, or whether they wanted to duplicate the actions of their favorite video games. Being compelled by an outside source into acts of violence can certainly interfere with the mind.

One thing (out of many) that we need to take into account are who these individuals are, and what kind of lifestyle they were in.

How true is nature vs. nurture?

Well, for starters, there are scientific studies into various genes, such as the “warrior gene (MOAO)”, which allegedly predisposes you to be naturally more violent.

Now imagine (if these studies are fact) that a person carrying the warrior gene not only grew up as a young child watching and playing all these violent video games and movies, but also lacking proper supervision and guidance? Even if a child didn’t have this warrior gene, watching non-stop videos or playing games of violence with guns and knives and murder is bound to corrupt the child.

A geneticist, Dean Hamer, allegedly discovered the “God gene”, which can help determine how spiritually sound one is, and the “gay gene”, which obviously is to determine if someone is more likely to prefer the opposite gender.

There was also a video (hotly debated as to it’s authenticity) which showed a presentation at the pentagon that proposed a “Funvax” – a vaccine which would suppress this gene; making people lose their belief in God – specifically targeting the “religious fanatics”, as the presenter stated. You can watch the video here.

Rudolph Steiner, a well-known philosopher back in the early 1900’s, was talking about this very agenda over 100 years ago. – source

Honestly, this topic is a fascinating study into our mind, body, and the potential implications it has on our soul. There have also been contested issues about using us without our knowledge into manipulating our genetic make-up; thereby taking away our free will to live as we were created to.

The ways “they” have proposed to do this (if not already have and possibly still doing)? Using vaccines, as the aforementioned video states, medication, chem trails, gay bombs – (yes, the pentagon actually pushed for this idea), and microchips – implanted into the mind and/or body.

Are you okay with having your body and mind manipulated against your will? Are we sure they’re not doing these things already?

The psychological make-up of some do raise up the issue that, perhaps the people that are committing crimes due to “entertainment”, have some sort of mental health issues already. It has been implied that those that try and duplicate video game violence already have a history of abuse and violence. Either as the perpetrator, or the receiver. Perhaps even both.

Which begs the question… if that’s the case, then why are they allowed to play such violent video games in the first place? Or watch violent movies? Aren’t there tv, movie, video game ratings that help people in determining what may be suitable for a child/teen/adult? Maybe part of the problem is that adults don’t necessarily adhere to these recommended ratings.

This isn’t mentioned to condemn anyone. And perhaps some people still don’t believe that media can influence someone. But there are multiple studies that would prove otherwise.

Personal Experience

And I, myself, highly regret making some of the choices I have made with my then 8-year old child. Taking him to a PG-13 movie, which you wouldn’t think is that bad, but this particular movie gave him nightmares. And not only that, he was also stressed that he may act out in a violent manner. Which is incredibly heartbreaking for any parent to hear. You can imagine my deep guilt and grief for seeing him struggle with such a dilemma.

Imagine that. An 8-year old, making the consciously aware confession that he’s afraid he’ll do something violent. (All from watching a PG-13 movie.) I was devastated, and made amends immediately to shower him with reassurance and love and support. Thankfully, he grew out of this phase. But it was certainly terrifying for a moment.

(And I didn’t even mention the fact that a family member was going to let my son (at 9) play GTA V… – I DON’T THINK SO.)

Other questions we must ask are: are they being abused? Physically, mentally, verbally? If so, by who and why hasn’t it stopped? And again, even if they were “wired wrong to begin with”, as one article put it, and that’s why they were so impressionable with a video game, then it is still pointing to them being affected by the game.

What if they had never been exposed to these violent scenes? What if, instead, they grew up in a loving environment, never being abused, and not corrupted by society’s sometimes twisted view into conformity?

Then we have the fact that most studies have shown that an average time a child/teen spends in front of a television set (watching movies, shows, playing video games, etc.) is around 6 and a half hours. I think most of us can agree that a child (especially at such a young age) is extremely impressionable and likely to duplicate what they see on television or on video games.

Without proper guidance, these same children will not know that the actions depicted on screen is very different than that of real life. Plus take into account that by watching so much violence and cruelty in the first place, has actually been linked to desensitization and apathy.

Add that to all the negativity we see on the big screen, which has allegedly had a hand in influencing some heinous crimes, and it makes one wonder if people are as in control of what they think… as they think they are.

What About Music?

Music also has a link in consciously affecting us. Perhaps even in a subliminal way that we’re not even aware of at the moment.

I’m sure there have been instances where you’ve heard a song, tons of times, but one day, out of the blue, the lyrics just HIT you. Even though you’ve sung the song multiple times before. You may not have even realized what you were singing.

It’s amazing what having a child will make you aware of. For some people, that is. Some are still unaware of the ramifications that media can have on their child; or on themselves, for that matter.

I came to this harsh realization, not only with the PG-13 example I mentioned above, but also another time while sitting at a restaurant. They were playing “Loser”, by Beck.

I knew this song; even sung the lyrics here and there when I was younger. But never did the full implications of the lyrics hit me than it did while sitting at that restaurant with my 5 year old son while waiting for food. I was almost in disbelief that they would play that song. A family establishment. And let me get this straight. I never had any issues with that song before. But while listening to the lyrics:

“With the rerun shows and the cocaine nose-job”

“He hung himself with a guitar string”

and, of course, the popular chorus line:

“I’m a loser baby, so why don’t you kill me?

I was suddenly acutely aware of the words.

Now you may argue that with my son being 5 he most likely wouldn’t understand those lyrics. And even if I agreed with you, that still wouldn’t excuse this establishment from playing this song. Perhaps they were, also, blissfully unaware of the connotations that media can impose on the mind. (And it’s not only the weak-minded.)

But I would also propose that they knew exactly what they were doing. After all, having a family member that used to work in fast food, they were specifically given a tape of music to play for their customers that played the same set of songs, over and over and over again.

(More marketing and advertisement schemes? Perhaps. Only those at the “top” know for sure.)

Regardless of the intentions, or lack thereof, the fact of the matter remained. I was uncomfortable with my son overhearing that song. Perhaps you may think I’m being too sensitive. But I submit that we’re not being sensitive enough.

There’s another aspect that it is not the music itself that drives one to suicide or violence. Perhaps people that are already in that mindset seek out these kind of music, instead of the music influencing their thoughts.

That could be the case. But I would also argue that if that is true, then the people who seek out this type of music certainly don’t help their own awareness in getting out of their negative mentality. If anything, it would only exacerbate it.

Perhaps we should look to ourselves to make the conscious decision to not listen to these types of music; or at least have a well-grounded view and control over our own thoughts before we do.

(On a personal note, I love some rock music. But I am aware of the affects it can have on my mentality, much less that of a young child or teen. One of my good friends was obsessed with Avenged Sevenfold’s I won’t See You Tonight Parts 1 and 2. He was always depressed. Was he depressed because he was listening to these sad, tragic songs? Or was his depression attracting him to listen to these types of music?)

As we will see in future parts to this series, media definitely does not only affect children. In part 2, I tackle the effect that news media has on our minds, from political propaganda to encouraging riots and division. In part 3, I address the sad hold that media addiction can have over us.

Stay tuned.

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How do we Change the World?

Can we change it? If so, how?

There are many injustices in life. The world is hanging in the balance between a spiritual warfare that many don’t believe in. So how do we make a difference?

Where do we begin?

It starts, with our children. And, more specifically, more importantly, it starts with YOU. Whether you’re a parent, relative, teacher, legal guardian: YOU have the power to make a difference. Children are essential in shaping and paving the way for a brighter future. But in order to guide them in the right direction, we, as adults, need to step up and be the right model.

Think back to your childhood. What do you remember? How were you raised? How did society treat you?

We all have the world in our hands. The question is, what are we going to do about it?
We all have a hand in the world. Some choose to do good with it. Some choose to do the opposite. What will you choose?

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

We all have a hand in what goes on in our world; whether we’re conscious about it or not. Our actions affect others, even in the slightest way; be it positive or negative.

Maybe it shouldn’t. Maybe we should be strong enough to not let others dictate how we should respond and react. But let’s be honest. We’re social creatures and our day to day interactions mold us into who we are today.

Now imagine being a child again and how impressionable and trusting we are by nature into the very hands of those who raise us. What better timeframe to teach them the most important aspect of our purpose here than during the more pure, unbiased, pivotal moments of their life?

And what is our purpose, you may ask? Why, it’s so simple, so obvious, so unassuming, that we can easily overlook it if we’re not paying attention.

It's to LOVE one another.

30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”
Mark 12:30-31
How do we change the world? We love one another. True, genuine, unconditional love.
How do we end war? Love. How do we end world hunger? Love. How do we end abuse, violence, hatred? Love.
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no records of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8 Love never fails.
Corinthians 13:4-8

Love has many different perspectives, but the core, fundamental idea behind this very important force, is to grow in unconditional compassion and kindness towards each other.

We all could benefit from humbly learning to hold our family and friends (and enemies alike!) in mutual respect and reverence. Our purpose is selfless service to others and to spread unconditional love no matter who it is and no matter where we go.

This holds especially true with children. They are naturally born to receive their parents/guardians as their protector, supporter and hold them in the highest regards with as much devotion and innocence a being can give that has yet to be tainted by a sometimes harsh society. True this may be due to the human condition of reliance since a baby/child has no other option than to submit to their caregiver. And this goes hand in hand with their predisposition at such a young age, as we all once were (and as part of the limitations of any physical body), of survival.

Be a Compassionate Mentor/Teacher

And herein lies the opportunity for the best teachable moments in our life. During these times, when a baby is going through their natural survival instincts and into their childhood with interacting with others, it is crucial to teach them about:

The best things to teach children? Not regular school subjects...
When is the best time to teach love and compassion? Do we even think about it? We should be teaching these very important values as soon as they're born.
  •    love
  •    trust
  •    caring
  •    sharing
  •    patience
  •    kindness
  •    tolerance
  •    forgiveness
  •    compassion
  •    selflessness
  •    understanding
  • Isn’t it amazing that our children learn everything from their A, B, C’s to quantum physics when they’re in school? Yet, when do they really learn about love and forgiveness? Do parents effectively teach these extremely important attributes? Or do we take it for granted that children will learn it on their own? Maybe we should put more emphasis on these subjects than academic knowledge… (at least in their early years).

    These will be very important stepping stones in helping them overcome the potential trials and tribulations they may encounter while growing up and having to come face to face with making their own decisions.

    The best way for a child to learn how to be loving and compassionate, is by example. When they are taught how to be kind and empathetic, by observing and receiving these actions, it helps develop their own state of mind and lifestyle.

    Have Integrity

    Doing the right thing may seem hard to some people, especially if they feel as if there’s an “easier” way of doing things. Or if they were raised in an environment that wasn’t quite conducive to making the right choices.

    Sadly, some children around the world grow up in abusive households, and/or drug addicted parents, alcoholics, corrupted orphanages, foster care, homelessness, etc. In some cases, it is because a child is defenseless and powerless that they are abused and taken advantage of. It is absolutely heartbreaking, because instead of those meant to protect them, these people instead exert their power and authority over them just because they can.

    This is the background some children have lived in and is all they’ve ever known. And so when they grow up and have children of their own, they unwittingly make the same choices. Not knowing that there’s a different way; and so the vicious cycle continues.

    Perhaps you know from firsthand experience what I’m talking about. And it takes a lot of courage, strength, and inner light to make the conscious decision to get out of that cycle and into a mindful awareness to choose to raise your children in a different way; and to never subject them to a cruel, dark, abusive lifestyle.

    Now, here’s the thing: if we could ALL reach this level of awareness and compassion towards one another, then slowly but surely our world will be transformed and we will start seeing less war, less hunger, less suffering, less hate; and more peace, more abundance, more happiness, and more love.

    Forgive and Pray

    Forgiveness is another huge factor in this journey of changing the world. How do we expect to change the world if we’re still holding on to our grudges, bitterness, wrongdoings…? The key to be set free from that is to forgive ourselves, and to forgive others. 

    This is one of the most important (and difficult) aspects of this pursuit. To forgive and love our enemies in kind. It is quite easy to love our sweet grandparents, or our adorable children, or our doting spouse; even our loyal and wonderful pets.

    But on the other hand… when we have a troublesome co-worker, a bully in school, a difficult ex, a hardened criminal… things get A LOT tougher.

    So this is when we pray, and love, and have faith that the Lord hears us. And if not working a miracle of a change in heart for those we pray for, then to pray for a change of heart for ourselves that we can forgive them and not hold any grudges; for true love is unconditional.

    27 But to you who are listening I say, "Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.
    Luke 6:27-28
    31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
    Ephesians 4:31-32

    Be a Humble Student

    One last note, looking back to where I mentioned how little children hold their caregiver in high regard… In reality, WE should hold THEM in high regard. We should honor and care for them and treat them with the utmost respect and look to them to re-learn how to be humble and forgiving.

    Most children will have retained their loving, forgiving demeanor until it is (sometimes) quashed by the harsh corruption of those “in charge”. Why would we want to be a part of this destruction? Their innocence and pure love should be cherished and valued. Why do some feel the need to take advantage of this and ruin it?

    (Perhaps there is something to the spiritual warfare that has a role in this type of abomination that wants to destroy the loving part of humanity…)

    If we take considerations on the innocence and inherent goodness of little children, perhaps we can re-learn how to be loving, forgiving, caring and humble.

    – Young girl tells her mom that she is taking too much candy while out trick-or-treating. After seeing a bowl of candy with a note asking trick-or-treaters to please take one or two, the mom instead takes huge handfuls, despite her young daughter trying to tell her to put it back.

    Even though this is one of the less severe forms of what parents “inadvertently” (or sometimes on purpose) teach their children, it is still a lesson on how to have integrity and teach our children right from wrong; not the other way around.

    Instead of us corrupting children, let’s learn from them.

    16 Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 17 Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.
    Luke 18:16-17
    2 And He called a child to Himself and set him before them, 3 and said, "Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of Heaven. 4 Whoever then humbles himself as this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of Heaven.
    Matthew 18:2-4

    So how do we change the world?

    It starts with you. It starts with me. It starts with our children.

    We forgive and love and pray. We teach our children to do the same.

    And it must be said, we need to take care of the Earth, as well. The constant pollution to our land and water will be extremely detrimental not only to our health, but to our state of mind as well. Having the respect and reverence for nature will keep it beautiful and abundant.

    When each of us, one by one, come to this realization and work on bettering ourselves and the world in general, then we will become the example for future generations to follow, and bliss and happiness will prevail.

    Apocalyptic world. We can choose to not let this happen.
    Beautiful mountains. Mother nature is equally as important as teaching our children the art of love and compassion. We should be taking care of the Earth as well.
    "Be the change you want to see in the world."
    - Mahatma Gandhi

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