I’m still crying. Especially for the amount of preciously rare innocence lost that day. I fear a crevasse of cruelty ripped open our discouraged plains of humanity and swallowed acres of hope, kindness, and gentility. The displaced survivors have been inoculated with indifference. Recently, our society welcomed the technological efforts to promote the importance of the individual thereby neglecting the citizen’s toil required to maintain a cohesive and unified society abiding by civil law, ethics, and respectability. This change strongly suggests a recent shift and an alarming unraveling of the knotted threads which bind us together as a cohesive society. It suggests that the aggressive “me-me-meism” trumpeting self-importance repudiates the codes of propriety and civil obedience. It’s appearance is fueled by social networks promoting the innate yet invisible importance of the individual, and their dull and oft mundane daily rituals as provocative, riveting, and jocular. This “I-centric” movement supplants the laws of society with a horde of myopic pronouns (I, me) living in the surreal world developed by the late physicist Dr. Berners-Lee. This environment is wholly the fabrication of a society of scientists working together while at the same time relying on fixed rules, regulations and laws. The “I-centric” movement relies upon the ICQ protocol to herald their importance and distinguish themselves.
That is, until the power goes out.
- An armed society is the opposite of a civil society (kottke.org)
- Are We Doing All We Can? (marathonandsprint.wordpress.com)