so for the point of music and tv, i say that much of it is brainwashing people. for example music is a lot about promoting sex, but as those who listen to the what is sex and shocking secrets of masturbation, will know that promoting sex isnt a good idea. and for tv , i will confidently say that tv is definitely used to brainwash people, depending on what you are watching. Alot of music and tv will prove to be abusive to life, im confident to say that.
Adding here a perspective that I shared in another thread about music that you opened up as well Paul, where sure yes TV and Music are promoting mind habits and relationships that are not beneficial, but always remember that it is not like they are 'systems' in themselves that have an awareness of their own. If anything, such themes in tv and music are popular because there is a demand for it, because that's what sells and it is popular and sells because that's what we allow to occupy our minds most of the time: sex, relationships, money, entertainment - you name it.
So I share this to also see that we can make of anything a 'drug' or an 'addiction' because of the relationship we create in our own minds towards that something/someone. Therefore, have to be careful of not creating an antagonism or opposition to things like ' music and television' but rather understand them - just like the internet is - as the reflection, the amplification and propagation of everything that is in our own minds, of everything that we are valuing 'more than life' that is then re-sold, re-transmitted in the form of tv, music, internet and the rest of things in it.
Therefore to keep in mind that becoming aware of how tv, music promote certain actions that are not self supportive is one thing, the same way as there can be mind control embedded all over it... sure that's part of the 'facts' but what defines the entire relationship that we create to it is who we decide to be when watching or listening to music, it's a matter of seeing whether we give into it as a form of 'addiction' or 'drug' to entertain and numb ourselves instead of spending the time to creating our own lives and principles.
This way one can analyze and look at everything as an externalization of ourselves, of our own minds and so we decide then who we are towards our own minds and so towards everything around us that we have conditioned to exist 'the way it is' and through changing the way one interacts with it = we then define what we accept and allow and what we won't.
That is where real personal choice exists, where no matter what is 'pumped through' or 'pulsed through' the tv, radio, advertisement in the streets, music.... that stuff will continue to be the way it is until a significant amount of people decide to no longer watch/hear/buy into all of that stuff - which btw, it's happening, slowly but surely - yet for now, we can only take responsibility for ourselves and what we 'give into'.
That's where real choice exists right now in each one of us, so it's not about 'the things' or 'others' but entirely about ourselves and walking our own correction in relation to it all, to use it as a form of self-reflection, understanding and so realizing the points to change within oneself, instead of seeing it as some form of 'evil' separate from us, when it is in fact ourselves too.
So let's rather ask ourselves where and how have we been abusing life, starting with our own bodies, through our own minds... we really don't need to go that far to understand the cause of it. Though it's also cool to reflect on these topics to then invariably link them back to self.
Thanks for sharing