Friday, March 1, 2013

The Facebook Society

In like a lion today.

Centuries from now, while sifting through the ruins of our society, anthropologists are bound to find Facebook. Facebook is the grade school for adults. Go ahead and read that shit posted on Facebook. Compare it to 4th grade show and tell. Discover what you already know- but haven't stopped to think about.

Those anthropologists are going to look at Facebook, cellphones, Ipods, Ipads, laptops, and wonder how it was that a society which clearly had the means to communicate- couldn't communicate. With all of these fantastic communication devices- how was it that our society could not get on the same page?

I am going to tie this all up with a nice big ribbon in just a moment.

There is a special kind of wisdom that comes from a lifetime of dealing with charlatans and liars. I wish I could tell you that the charlatans and liars are going to lose.

But, I can't. Right now the liars and chrlatans are winning and good does not always triumph over evil. This ain't Mary Poppins.

I quit writing a couple of weeks ago because after awhile- all that writing just sounds like whining and bitching. It sounds like that because it is. I began to realize the naked truth. The charlatans are winning and bitching about it isn't changing anything. Except me. I have grown increasingly frustrated with our Facebook Society that is more interested in Kim Kardashian's boobs than a Federal Reserve Bank which is literally- gutting the wealth, heart, and soul of the middle class.

To live in our world right now is a fantastic struggle between good and evil. We can no longer tell the good men from the bad men. The good men have been isolated and marginalized. They are no longer prominent. The good men have been relegated to the shadows and stashed in the back waters. They were divided and conquered by a majority mob of fearful people who cannot conceive nor accept the truth. Nothing sums it up better than that. The mob has the maturity of 4th graders.

You cannot teach wisdom when nobody really knows what that is. You can't tell people the difference between a constitutional republic guided by a rule of law (what we are supposed to have) and this insane mob rule democracy that we have now. (what we have devolved into due to a lack of courage and leadership) The Facebook society doesn't care about inflation, eroding values, loss of freedom nor do they see any value in caring about any of this. Think about it. When you were ten years old, did you really care about politics?

This shit is about to change in a dramatic fashion. In fact, this fall when people are asked to shell out thousands of dollars that they don't have- or get taxed and penalized for what they do have- the Facebook Society is going to wonder WTF hit them.

So as they raise taxes, inflate away all of your savings, and stick a big multi thousand dollar Obamacare tax enema up your ass this fall...

It will be my turn to serve up some apathy. Where were you when we needed you? Running around town bashing evil conservatives with your Obama sticker on your Volvo? Reading Huffpo and posting stupid shit about your trip to Timbuktoo on Facebook?

You want sympathy? Sorry, I'm fresh out. Instead of sorry, I might even say, "fuck you." The problem with the 4th graders on Facebook is that unlike the 4th graders down at Garfield elementary- Facebook fourth graders get to vote. And because of that, we re-elected 94% of the members in Congress that our best polls said we disapproved of by outrageous margins as high as 91%. We re-elected a charlatan President who wasn't even raised in this country. Please don't tell Chris Stevens and his bereaved family that elections don't have consequences. It is amateur hour in Washington largely thanks to our Facebook Society. A bunch of fourth graders masquerading as adults who don't know shit about our government but think they do.

There. That's just about as clear as I can be.

The anthropologists will figure this out. They will see that we had all of these fantastic methods of communicating but instead of talking about the things that mattered-

We talked about our trip to St. Kitts instead. So it is...

You can talk to 4th graders all you want but that doesn't mean they have the means or the skills to comprehend the importance of what you are saying. At some point, you've got to walk away. Unfortunately you cannot take away the right of our current "grown ups" to vote for charlatans. Now if you'll excuse me, I think I will wander over to Facebook and read about who likes who, recent trips, witty sayings, and see who is playing "Lucky Slots."