First of all, thanks to R.E.M. for the inspiration to today’s blog post. The title fits exactly how I feel today. I have not watched the news in several days and I am feeling great as a result. I find that I can get the information I need through social media without the pontificating that pollutes the airwaves these days.
The song sprang into my head as I was searching for a title for this post. I wondered what it would be like if I turned the news on and watched. The title of this song just summed up what I think I would feel. I am so tired of all the hatred and negativity in the world around me, I want to do whatever I can to NOT contribute to it. Instead, I want to take every opportunity to make the world a BETTER PLACE for a change.
My day consisted of talking with people at the client’s office who are perfect examples of the automatons the media produces. The usual subjects of politics and terrorism came up and their attitudes were clearly lifted right from Fake Noise. Rather than get involved with their conversation, I simply hummed a tune inside my head and then walked away as soon as it was polite to do so without my exit making any kind of statement.
The temptation to interact with people on subjects like that is still very tempting, but experience has taught me that most people are incapable of changing their minds even when confronted with facts. Therefore, I walked away and kept my own inner happiness and peace intact.
I wonder how long these people can subsist on their hatred and intolerance of anyone who doesn’t agree with them? I believe that eventually that hatred will consume them and their health as well. My health was one of the reasons I chose my path of not being constantly stimulated via corporate propaganda, thus becoming nothing more than a measuring stick to determine who well the intended message is received among the proles. I have been happier and more at peace since last Friday than I have been in years.
The world does indeed seem to be spinning out of control towards some type of chaotic event. As I removed myself from the stimulation tank, I came to recognize that this has been the case for a very long time. The message of hate and fear is nothing new, but the delivery system for this cancer is. The 24-hour info-porn channels thrive on chaos and violence. They feed on the fears that they themselves plant in the heads of their test subjects. Everything after that is just experimentation to see how outrageous they can become.
There will always be another crisis. There will always be the calls for vengeance and revenge. The sad part is when people don’t realize that the cycle is simply repeating itself over and over with no way to stop it short of wrecking the entire damned system. My vote is IN FAVOR OF wrecking the whole damned system! Those who are taught there is nothing to learn are the ones who will never learn anything, it is as simple as that. Turn OFF the media. Take time to live for yourself. No one else will do this for you, it is the ultimate act of rebellion against the system, and that is to refuse to take any further part in this charade.
Let everyone else argue and hate and spew their venom whenever they have the chance. My action to not take part is my own act of rebellion, so I will nurture it and carefully grow it. I think this will be an excellent adventure but it one that we can all take together if we choose to do so.