Minds Far Superior

“Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage.” H.L. Mencken

Tonight, I take a break from tossing out run-on sentences; typing out too many references to the word “f**kery”, and banging my head against the cadenza here in the asylum that contains herbs and tinctures to help keep me sane.

Instead – here are offerings from minds far superior, smarter and deeper than mine – able to write (and talk) in ways that I can only dream of –

Read or listen (or not) to the following offerings. Research further if so inclined.

Intellectual historian Perry Miller in his essay “The Duty of Mind in a Civilization of Machines” calls us to build counterweights to communication technology in order “to resist the paralyzing effects upon the intellect of the looming nihilism” that defines the era. In short, the more we turn off our screens and return to the world of print, the more we seek out the transformative power of art and culture, the more we re-establish genuine relationships, conducted face-to-face rather than through a screen, the more we use knowledge to understand and put the world around us in context, the more we will be able to protect ourselves from the digital dystopia. – Chris Hedges – via informationclearinghouse.info

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A global 5G system is currently being implemented and no one seems to care. Like ginny pigs in an experiment we are being marched down a road of uncertainty that will not only effect our health and our privacy but more importantly it will change what it means to be human for all those who come into contact with it. In this video Dan Dicks of Press For Truth speaks with author and presenter David Icke about this global 5G system, what the health and privacy issue are and more importantly how they plan to use it to manipulate our very thoughts and emotions as man and machine slowly merge into a toxic soup of transhumanism. – via pressfortruth.com

Global 5G WIFI: You Won’t Believe What They Now Have Planned for Humanity

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WTH – How Many F**cking Lies Can You Digest Before You Finally Throw Up?

And to sum up – more from the brilliant mind of Chris Hedges:

Electronic images are our modern-day idols. We worship the power and fame they impart. We yearn to become idolized celebrities. We measure our lives against the fantasies these images disseminate. If something does not appear on a screen or is proclaimed on a screen its authenticity is questioned. We fervently build miniature social media platforms where we daily update our “life the movie,” confusing self-presentation with genuine communication and friendship. This yearning to be validated by electronic images and their audiences has made us an isolated, uninformed, alienated and very unhappy people.

“Now the death of God combined with the perfection of the image has brought us to a whole new state of expectation,” John Ralston Saul writes. “We are the image. We are the viewer and the viewed. There is no other distracting presence. And the image has all the Godly powers. It kills at will. Kills effortlessly. Kills beautifully. It dispenses morality. Judges endlessly. The electronic image is man as God and the ritual involved leads us not to a mysterious Holy Trinity but back to ourselves. In the absence of a clear understanding that we are now the only source, these images cannot help but return to the expression of magic and fear proper to idolatrous societies. This in turn facilitates the use of electronic image as propaganda by whoever can control some part of it.” –

…Intellectual historian Perry Miller in his essay “The Duty of Mind in a Civilization of Machines” calls us to build counterweights to communication technology in order “to resist the paralyzing effects upon the intellect of the looming nihilism” that defines the era. In short, the more we turn off our screens and return to the world of print, the more we seek out the transformative power of art and culture, the more we re-establish genuine relationships, conducted face-to-face rather than through a screen, the more we use knowledge to understand and put the world around us in context, the more we will be able to protect ourselves from the digital dystopia.

Chris Hedgesinformationclearinghouse.info

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Tonight’s musical offering:

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2, Opus 18 – Anna Fedorova (final moments)

Photo credit: http://www.unsplash.com/@ralphbolliger

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