Do any of us really know what’s going on anymore? Of couse we don’t. The news media of today is a confusing and overwhelming mess of contradictionary information and pointless cat pictures. We spend more time looking at cute animals, than we spend on actually caring what’s going on around us, and not just physically within our immediate surroundings.
Which means, essentially, that nothing is stopping anyone, from doing anything. The Judicial system has been under attack for decades, in the Western Civilizations, by the media tycoons, by clueless politicians, by angry internet groups, by a total lack of common sense, by millions of voices demanding satisfaction. Not a single, not even one, of these factors, actually care about even a semblence of justice.
The Media tycoons and their petty empires, wish for nothing, but power and control. They want to set the agenda, they want the News, to be THEIR news, rather than the actual news.
The politicians? They are buried under spin, under information overflow, over pandering to special interests. I really wish some politician would just outright tell the journalists “This is fucking irrellevant, ask me about stuff that actually matters, not this garbage.” But that’s what happens, when rather than electing out best and brighest to positions of power, we elect the shiniest apples on the three. We elect the people with the best media-designed, spin-doctorized and polished message, not a message of a bright and awesome future, but just fear, hate and more fear.
Don’t elect these people, people who are trained to be politicians, and always rememeber, that “good old guy” over there, that Bush-clone, never forget, he has more spin doctors than anyone else.
The Internet? The Internet is a massive hissing hive of idiocy, on the internet you can say anything you want, ANYTHING! And someone will agree with you, and no matter how many that disagree, someone will agree.
No matter how idiotic it all ends up being.
It seems that today, common sense, isn’t worth anything anymore, common sense has become a sort of vaguely defined pipe-dream, maintained only by a desperate few poor sods, crying out against the completely baffling lack of any sense, by anyone.
Of course Franch exploded, what the hell did anyone expect? When you treat the younger generations like criminals? When young people are send into jail, to be radicalized? Of couse they end up hating everyone, becoming easy targets for older demagogues and ideologists, who desire nothing less, than total control. For the world itself, to bend to their whims.
So yes, we don’t know what’s going on anymore, because we elected idiots to power, because we allowed the media to become centralized under singular regime, because we gave up on our common sense, because we refuse to listen.
People who say that politics doesn’t matter anymore? Why would you say that! You morons! You’re basically surrendering everything that makes you an individual, to the media frenzy, to the useless ocean of information. Just give up eveything, let them control the future.
And the best bit, there is no “them”, there is no grand conspiracy that desires to rule the world, there’s no aliens in Area 51, the Illuminati isn’t real, the Freemasons are just old men with big meals.
It’s all our own fault, we stopped caring about the world, and started watching kittens playing with toys. We stopped trying to achive a better world, and just went off to watch Two and a Half men.
We just don’t care anymore. And thus, two centuries from the French Revolution, the last ember of free thought and free people, just vanish.
And we all just let it happen.