Friday, 25 February 2011
New World? Old Habits...
This is going to be a bit heavy, but there will be a golden thread of hope at the end. Right now, I have to admit to the glum thought that I really do not like the general direction we as a " civilization" are going in.
This is not to negate all the images of transformation taking place worldwide or all the random acts of kindness that we are so often kept away from by an advertisement and money-driven media. And this media has so much to answer for in maintaining the heavy layer of negativity that this planet and its' inhabitants labour under or with. I say SHAME to the media, the talking heads and to those who literally buy into its' sad, tragic and also very empty broadcasts or publications. Let us put the networks' pundits where they really belong- in an isolated Roman circus where citizens will pay for the privilege of watching them fight amongst themselves and jockey for a position of importance that is of their own imaginings.
Now, briefly onto technology.... First, let me begin by saying that I am grateful for some of its' developments...Yes, we can relate to one another more immediately...We get to the truths of certain events related by even fewer courageous souls "out there". And, I am thankful for the petition sites generated by generous-hearted people or movements who do reach into government offices and dozing politicians. Keep them all awake, I say!!
But, with all that, Communication remains a rare commodity -just look at the banks and big companies or even the countless options on their phone replies. A compass with a heavy dose of patience....please!! It is very much the same as City Hall...go to door number 2...WRONG...go to the sixth floor ( no elevator/lift on offer ) and try door number 301....and it goes on with every step clicking away at our own personal resolve. The medical system as well...How on earth can one heal with so many obstacles in the way?
Send me a good park bench with a view and an intelligent soul...in any shape....Or a good read!!
All the historic lessons are on repeat which makes me wonder about the true "intelligence" of humanity...Just look at the state of our planet. Garbage everywhere, disrespect, greed, pollution on an unimaginable scale and governments scratch their heads and look up asking for solutions to the crises of global warming and the economy. Gee...could cleaning up after ourselves be an answer rather than a rocket to Mars? Species of animals are fighting for their very survival while we sit in our homes mindlessly at computers or at the squawk-box. It makes NO SENSE ! We are not making sense...
And that golden thread of hope? Yes, it is there...but we have to find it, pick it up and weave a new tapestry.