I’m not in the garage or a lounge smoking a cigar. I’m in my office and that’s why I may be so damn grumpy. No cigar. I also drove seven hours up and back to a store today, drew up a small sale and had multiple issues with other orders that were filled wrong and orders that I made errors on that I have to fix. At one point I had to stop at an oasis to correct them right then and there.
But what really upset me was what I read in a post that this person writing was seemingly addicted to FB. And then the thought came to me that as much as it sounds like sheer lunacy, I think this person is right. FB can become enslavement. Tin Foil?
Whatever happened to people talking to people? Are we being pulled into the world of FB by design? Think about this? What do we check every few seconds? How do we communicate with each other? Are we paying attention to what’s going on around us?
Chicago’s Alderman Ed Burke, recently indicted for alleged extortion, (Federal agents were seen at Chicago Ald. Ed Burke’s offices at both City Hall and in the 14th Ward Thursday morning. The glass doors to Burke’s City Hall office were papered over, while the purpose of the visit(s) was unclear. Carol Marin reports. (Published Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, Chicago Trib) was recently REELECTED!???
What? Are we intellectually slowly going the way of the dodo bird? A free society so consumed with distractions and apathy and fun, fun, fun that the string theory i.e. “a theoretical framework in which the point-like particles of particle physics are replaced by one-dimensional objects called strings . . . (and that) these strings propagate through space and interact with each other,” actually makes sense? We’re not human beings anymore. We’re “particles!” (Wiki)
Yeah. I’m nuts and the rest of the world is sane, right? Indifference has been around since the dawn of time. It preys on our subjectivity of what is and what isn’t. (I really need a cigar!!! Gotta calm down.) It was highlighted in the 50s and 60s during the reign of Khrushchev. A period of time when peoples’ minds were so preoccupied with the threat of communism becoming the norm our uncontrolled thoughts began to play tricks on people. Who was (is?) in charge? “We the People . . . “ And why the constant electronic distractions? It’s much worse now than in it was in the 60s. And Zuckerberg? Who does he really work for? Look at history.
“Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev was a Soviet statesman who led the Soviet Union during part of the Cold War as the First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1953 to 1964, and as Chairman of the Council of Ministers, or Premier, from 1958 to 1964.” (Wiki)
Apocryphal quotes attributed to Khrushchev:
NIKITA KHRUSHCHEV — THE “SMALL DOSES” QUOTE(S) – 1960
“We cannot expect Americans to jump from capitalism to Communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving Americans small doses of socialism until they suddenly awake to find they have Communism.”
“We will bury you without firing a shot”
“We will bury you from within without firing a shot.”
“We will take over American and never fire a shot”
“We will destroy America without wasting one bullet”
“We will take America without firing a shot…….We will BURY YOU! We can’t expect the American People to jump from Capitalism to Communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving them small doses of Socialism until they awaken one day to find that they have Communism. We do not have to invade the United States, we will destroy you from within.”
“You Americans are so gullible! We don’t have to invade you! We will destroy you from within without firing a shot! We will bury you by the billions! We spoon feed you socialism until your (sic) Communists and don’t even know it! We assist your elected leaders in giving you small doses of Socialism until you suddenly awake to find you have Communism. The day will come when your grandchildren will live under communism” (www.metabunk.org)
Is any of this getting through? Communism? No! Socialism? Ask Bernie Sanders!
“A Cigar PLEASE!”
My point. Too many distractions cause the populace to wax and wane from truth to fantasy to indifference. “There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission. For the next hour (?) we will control all that you see and hear. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the inner mind to the outer limits.” And what keeps us inattentive today? Tiny glass screens. FB! Instagram! Cell Phones! Tic Toc. Mascara that won’t run! Artists that just sign their names! New Cigars! Commercials!
“Remember the shoe incident! Remember the shoe incident!“
“Hold it. Stop him. Somebody get a cigar, hurry.”
“He’s freakin’ indoors!”
“Fuck it. It’s gettn’ bad this time.”
“Now draw, damnit! DRAW!”