October 7, 2014

UN-LIKE ME: The Problem with Facebook

Un-like me.  A story about Facebook and the satisfaction now culture.  How voyeurism effects a creeping tyranny into your life.  The need to be seen, the need to be watched and the need to be liked... have corrupted political sensibility in this country.

They have left us a ball on the floor in a mess in the living-room crying for attention.  We don't talk, we text, we don't e-mail we tweet.  We don't visit each other as much anymore.  For many of us it is simply the fact that we can't afford it.  Many of us don't have the time because we're too busy working.  How can we ever have a government for the people by the people without having a conversation?

How are we going to fix anything if we're all too busy doing something else?  We have hardly enough time for ourselves.  And the time we do we waste on empty culture in "Reality TV" where some caricature of the American dream is played as though this is possible for you.

The simple reality is that its not possible for far too many people.  And as a result we will lay down in our beds made of tyranny.  So that maybe... someone will care and look out for me.  Yes governments have an awesome track record with total control.

"First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me." --MARTIN NIEMÖLLER

1 comment:

  1. How has social Media effected your relationships?