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Going Off The Grid

August 18, 2018

Amen, Ronnie, Amen ❤️❤️

Ronnie McBrayer

paul-bulai-448776-unsplashIf you have not yet cut the cathodic cord, you have probably noticed that there are more television commercials on the screen than usual these days. Under economic pressure from “new media” and streaming services, traditional TV has loaded up on advertising to make up the economic difference. Consequently, there about 750 commercials per day, per TV channel.

Of course, going off the broadcast grid will not save your senses from being assaulted by advertising. Online there is the bombardment of popup and banner ads. Your radio – local or satellite – and other audio services are constantly hawking some product or person. Your social media feed is filled with “promoted” material, and the estimation that the average American is exposed to more than 4,000 images a day, appears to be true.

Add to this assault of the senses, the round-the-clock news coverage; partisan politics; ceaseless, solicitous emails; and the…

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