I had a dream last night. In my dream a friendly coyote befriended me. He was an exceptionally smart coyote, and he accompanied me on various adventures. Toward the end of the dream, I decided to give him a name, and the name I came up with was Riley.
When I woke up, I realized why my dreaming self had named the coyote Riley, and why “Riley Coyote” had such a nice ring to it: It was based on the cartoon character Wile E. Coyote, who was invented in 1948, and would have been featured in cartoons when I was growing up.
I have no recollection of seeing this character at any time over the past few decades; as far as I know, the last time I saw him was as a child – and yet he appeared in my dream subliminally.
I’m reminded of how impressionable we are, and how easy it is to have our minds manipulated. If you watched television for five minutes, decades ago as a child, that’s enough to render your most intimate dreams “Property of XYZ Corporation.” I suspect that viewing a scene on television has more of an impact on the human brain than seeing it in real life. This might be due to the way it’s highlighted and framed. In real life, we see everything in context, so details tend to be watered down. But television removes, or manipulates, that context so that the featured detail has much more significance.
In the past, I’ve written about how Mediagov emphasizes black male/ white female couples as a form of social engineering. My ideological enemies fail to comprehend this. Perhaps it would be too painful for them to acknowledge that their minds are corporate-owned.
Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a way to cleanse our minds of television poison?