|The Age of Light is Upon Us|
"Shall we surround ourselves with conveniently out-of-sight security devices, imagining that we are somehow safer? "
Saturday morning. I saw it right away upon opening up my last post on Incoming Bytes . A sidebar security advertisement neatly installed on the page by a commercial service called AdSense. AdSense places ads on this blog automatically, depending upon the content type on the page. No matter. What grabbed my eye was that the advertisement itself was for alarm systems, security cameras, and home automation. Turn down the thermostat. Turn up the thermostat. Flip on the porch light. C'mon, really. There has to be some other purpose. Could it be commercial-social profiteering, happiness in profiting from a genuine paranoia paradox?
The subliminal message, if seriously given any thought-- is fear. Get security stuff. Stay safer, click on the ad and buy security stuff. Get home automation stuff while you're at it, so you don't actually have to do anything, get motion detectors. We wouldn't want to have to do anything like turn on the lights, or confront invaders, assailants, rapists, or thieves by firing warning shots at
My last post "Who killed Gail Parker: Solve this 19-year old Cold Case! " left me wondering just how it is that society can 'sell and promote security" but allow murderous,
Why? In my opinion, that status quo is hypocrisy; the status quo is not good enough. That all-too-common situation is pervasive and unacceptable inside the 'secure' home, out in the desert, or in the big city. That is not justice, nor is it reasonable social policy.
Social paranoia has been building globally and steadily since 9 /11. It's been coming on for some time, but the level of paranoia in the world with current wars, rumors of wars,lunatic dictators, nuclear meltdowns, nuclear armament, financial meltdowns, earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, predictions of doom --even failed ones --seems to be skyrocketing. Edgy, gloomy economics, unemployment, job outsourcing, and multi-million-dollar CEO self-entitlement 'bonuses' for gutting previously-respected, long-trusted company structures, and the rich becoming richer as average people struggle -- are not helping.
Is this instability a result of apocalyptic thoughts of doom, the last desperate flash of humanity, solar storms currently trendy, or just the collective brainwashing and publicity surrounding all of the above?
Is it because human beings are inevitably self-destructive, or is it because we are collectively stupid, dumbed down, blissfully watching television, soaking it all up like it's truth or something -- and pretending we knowledgeably live the good life?
Shall we really surround ourselves with conveniently out-of-sight security devices, imagining that we are somehow safer? I think not.
The fact is, until civilization matures globally, and society no longer panders to thugs, criminals, murderers, devious, dishonest power-mongers, corporate profit and political ideology driven by dishonest, fanatical religion and hypocrisy, the paranoia paradox will continue to grow. At Incoming Bytes we invite the reader to think for themselves, make decisions, let the light in, discover who we really are, --and live without fear.
Is that Incoming I hear?