Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.2 AN-2

[The golden calves have always enticed their admirers into surrendering their small golden ornaments.  They melt the donations down and fashion a statue in the image of themselves (the golden calves).

Unfortunately, television is an ideal medium for this exploitation. TV is an imagistic way of talking (which is far more emotionally salient than radio (pure voice) or writing (pure script).

In America, the exploitation of the television viewer sustains a falsehood that is so foundational that it must be presented as the truth itself.

What is this lie?

The golden calves, who produce Progressive TV, and the viewers, who watch yet are not empowered to reply, are on the same side, the former as hero and the latter as ‘someone who sympathizes with the victim’.]