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Old 06-06-2014, 08:56 PM   #1
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I was flipping through the channels today wanting to watch the yearly day packed with D-Day documentaries... Only to be disappointed. I go to the History Channel (aka the Aliens/Truckers/Swampers/Moonshiners/Pickers/Pawners/Monster Channel) and what do they have? "Hitlers Hi-Tech" or something like that... Then I go to H2 and they are showing MonsterQuest. Really?! What is the world coming to? The American Heroes Channel (formerly the Military Channel, and formerly my favorite channel) was showing WWII in Color, but that was expected of them. AMC was showing Windtalkers, an exceptional movie, which I guess counts. I was really hoping to see Band of Brothers or WWII in HD or something good. Instead I got monsters and Hitlers hi-tech... The history channel has really gone to crap. It used to be a great channel, showing documentaries and shows that were informative and historical, but have now resorted to garbage like The World Wars... Sorry for the rant, I just wanted to blow off some steam.

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I was flipping through the channels today wanting to watch the yearly day packed with D-Day documentaries... Only to be disappointed. I go to the History Channel (aka the Aliens/Truckers/Swampers/Moonshiners/Pickers/Pawners/Monster Channel) and what do they have? "Hitlers Hi-Tech" or something like that... Then I go to H2 and they are showing MonsterQuest. Really?! What is the world coming to? The American Heroes Channel (formerly the Military Channel, and formerly my favorite channel) was showing WWII in Color, but that was expected of them. AMC was showing Windtalkers, an exceptional movie, which I guess counts. I was really hoping to see Band of Brothers or WWII in HD or something good. Instead I got monsters and Hitlers hi-tech... The history channel has really gone to crap. It used to be a great channel, showing documentaries and shows that were informative and historical, but have now resorted to garbage like The World Wars... Sorry for the rant, I just wanted to blow off some steam.
All the channels are junk. Don't forget Honey Booboo was on TLC (The Learning Channel)!!!!! And MTV still stands for Music Television despite not having any music in how many years? All the channels figured out that they could boost their ratings by putting on the junk they do even if it has nothing to do with the premise behind what the channel is suppose to be about. Rather than put any effort into producing quality shows and raising the bar in their respective fields and creating something that's beneficial to society it's easier and cheaper to just put on some mindless Jerry Springer babble. I think your IQ drops 30 points just from cutting a TV on now, and you're in really trouble if you actually listen to it.

And I think that pretty much sums up corporate America right now as well? Just produce junk and don't worry about innovation.

It would be nice to see someone produce a quality show about D-day like Saving Private Ryan or Band of Brothers, but that isn't likely to happen anytime in the near future.
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It is the dumbing down of America in full swing.

Whether its some kind of government conspiracy or the fact that your average person below the age of 35 couldn't give two $h!ts about WW2 or WW1 for that matter.

Either way the facts are undeniable. As a population we are in a reverse evolution.


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Well the History Channel has a series on D-Day in HD. Surely they can't screw this up. WWII from Space is currently showing, it's not bad, but some of the "experts" have sorta liberal views, demonizing many events. But this is better than Ice Road Truckers...

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There are a lot of historical videos on Utube. You can link them to your TV with the proper set up.

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It's the Zombie Apocalypse. It may not be the walking dead type of Zombies but that is what the schools are training now. Teachers read from a book rather than knowing what they teach. If a child challenges what the teacher is taking about they are considered trouble makers. The only place this is not happening is home schools and some private schools. See it everyday, kids stand in the middle of the street and expect the car to move out of their way.

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I agree. It is sad. But I'm not surprised. It's to be expected. 70 years is 200 lifetimes in popular culture these days where folks seem to care more about their 15 minutes of fame than the real history that provides them the freedoms they enjoy today.

What's even sadder is the fact that we all know history is destined to repeat itself if we don't learn from it.

Folks living today, or in the next couple of generations, have no idea just how bad things are going to get for them if they don't take some time to understand the sacrifices others have made...


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NBC has a Brian Williams D Day special on in 17 minutes here...I think it aired already back east.


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It is the dumbing down of America in full swing.

Whether its some kind of government conspiracy or the fact that your average person below the age of 35 couldn't give two $h!ts about WW2 or WW1 for that matter.

Either way the facts are undeniable. As a population we are in a reverse evolution.


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This is the sad truth. I'm 19 and have always loved history" especially about the World Wars. I never understood why my classmates and the school staff weren't interested in any of it. I talked to one of my teachers and he said it's because none of the interesting stuff is in the curriculum. Almost everything taught about all wars is purely political and government related history.
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History channel used to be awesome, anytime I tuned it it was black and white footage of WWII, Korea, Vitenam. Usually WWII, I miss that opportunity, there were lots of repeats but it was good programming.

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