About the Rating Regulations of Movies And TV Programs

A Dafa Practitioner

PureInsight | January 19, 2002

In the early days, movies and TV programs were popular recreations, and their content was appropriate for people of all age groups. But social changes brought with them a degeneration of human morality. The more the human morality degenerates, the more unhealthy the content of "entertainment" has become. People have seemed to realize it, and this has given rise to regulations requiring ratings.
Movies and TV programs are generally rated as follows (there are different specific guidelines in different countries): the first grade is acceptable for everybody. The second grade is for people older than 16, unless accompanied by parents. The third grade is good for adults only. [Editor: In the US, "G' is for a general audience; 'P.G.-13' for parental guidance required for children 13 and under; 'R' for restricted, or adults only; and 'X-rated' to warn viewers that the movie is pornographic.]
What is the basis for the rating? It is the percentage of terror, violence, and pornography in its content. Rating regulations appear to be a good idea and even progressive, but actually it's the opposite -- it's a typical method of finding a way out of a difficulty, and it reflects the degeneration in morality. The reasons are as follows:

1. Rating regulations tacitly accept the existence of terror, violence, and pornography in movies and TV programs, promote their spread, and accelerate the degeneration of human morality. In modern society, movies and TV programs have a great deal of influence on people. Actually they can do harm to people, but people do not realize it, especially as morality degenerates.
2. The ratings increase young people's curiosity and make them get hurt more easily.

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