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The War Against Social Media
WAR AGAINST SOCIAL MEDIA AND THEIR WAR AGAINST US
No one would have believed in the last years of the … century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man’s and yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinised and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinise the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water. With infinite complacency men went to and fro over this globe about their little affairs, serene in their assurance of their empire over matter…
… Yet across the gulf of space, minds that are to our minds as ours are to those of the beasts that perish, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic, regarded this earth with envious eyes, and slowly and surely drew their plans against us. And early in the … century came the great disillusionment.
For so it had come about, as indeed I and many men might have foreseen had not terror and disaster blinded our minds. These germs of disease have taken toll of humanity since the beginning of things–taken toll of our prehuman ancestors since life began here. But by virtue of this natural selection of our kind we have developed resisting power; to no germs do we succumb without a struggle… directly these invaders arrived, directly they drank and fed, … began to work their overthrow. By the toll of a billion deaths man has bought his birthright of the earth, and it is his against all comers; it would still be his were the Martians ten times as mighty as they are. For neither do men live nor die in vain.
And so begins the War of the Worlds, and so begins the War Against Social Media for the very soul of our humanity free from the kind of mind control and predation that the Zuckerbergs would have us live under!
Today social media invades our every life. It entertains us, it informs us, it guides us, it socializes us, but it also desocializes us, it isolates us, it anesthetizes us, it controls & dominates us, it indoctrinates us, it lies to us, it exposes us, and it is a predator unequaled in history. In far too many cases it kills us, driving us to despair, humiliation, and the abyss.
Social media is the best of time and it is the worst of time, but will it also be the end of time?
How can a society long survive the unrestricted abuse that social media, in the tradition of George Orwell’s 1984, that it seeks to have over our every aspect.
We gave social media our very lives, now it is time to pull them back and decide for ourselves that they are limited to sharing what we want to share and not to controlling our every thought.
And so begins the War Against Social Media!
Dr. Tim McGuinness, Chairman,
Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams
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