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Movin' on with Nellie: Why I reject violence

Posted: Friday, Oct 5th, 2012

This week has been gruesome and I guess that is normal for the Halloween season.

Besides trying to avoid a driver that was a “bat out of hell” in a Lexus, I disconnected satellite television because of two reasons: the escalating costs despite the satellite television companies’ battle for the most consumers and the plethora of vampire gore, hateful maligning characters, and violent venues. Imagine that 600 million people are watching violence at a given time – like when Grimm or Once Upon a Time airs and the digital signatures careen through the Milky Way Galaxy. Is it a wonder then that we have the largest collection of murdered cadavers?

What does this kind of thought in the cosmos do to the living, respirating blue planet? Scientists show us that the earth is enveloped by atmosphere that protects and binds people, places, and things together. Psychics like Theresa Caputo of the Long Island Medium also suggest that we are connected, that our thoughts can impact our spaces, and these thoughts can become gruesome realities for earth inhabitants, especially if hatred, hostility and homicide direct the sleepy hollow scenes.

On Dr. Oz last week, Caputo shared how as a teen she discovered that her anxiety related to the family and friends who were still hanging from the willows and not moving on to the afterlife. She heard the pull of anxiety, i.e. words left un-said as the ghosts of loved ones compelled her forward.

With the help of TV networks like NBC, ABC, and CBS plus satellite TV and local cable companies, we are indeed seeing the manifestation of violence as a brew, as a concoction to live by. CNN, HLN, and Fox News spin the deeds of war, whistle blowers grabbed from behind and wainscoting coated with blood. We feast on violence and nastiness again when we watch reality TV shows like Survivor or the WWE in RAW wrestling fights. Consider the bullies we find in the workplace and at elementary schools – is it a wonder that we are making a nation sporting mean girls (and boys) with all their clawing, spitting and gnashing. Is it a wonder that people are discourteous, take out your ebbing head light and grab all the “candy” for themselves?

Facebook with its one million members still hasn’t worked out the kinks that promote online bullying. The nasty masks that people hide behind is not a new phenomenon but it has new twists in the dark.

So that’s why I reject violence. I do not want to pay for violence to come into my home. I don’t want to live in a world thrashing with violence like guided missiles burning across demilitarized zones. I want to live in a world where people care for animals, where people rescue and protect the smallest creatures to the grandest plants like the Redwoods in California’s Yosemite Park. I want to live where the red fern grows and where bumblebees buzz with the intoxication of pollen and sunshine.

We have minds; lets use them to the betterment of our planet, its animals and our cohabitants; let’s choose the shows we let into our living room and not curtsy to the writers giving violence and meanness the spotlight. Let’s demand that satellite companies give the consumer the option to design their custom packages with less gruesome violence, more learning, and less nonsense.

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