The festival meeting place of medieval Europe had its marionette based pageantry at play. The insignificant silent voices of the ‘we‘ of our politically enlightened era smack of the fiction of an ‘all inclusive’ electronic community. AKA, “THE INTERNET!”. Dissent from the current of anonymously moderated ideas to officially be popularized is algorithmically embargoed and generally sent to the back of the line or equally exiled to an informational cull de sac. The alternative is to create a controllable facade of faux arguments between supposedly warring factions. How many times do paid pundits who Troll about tossing sound bytes from the latest news clips and assume the roles of the designated players within? The Wayang of throwing a shadowy world on the screen executed in political fabrications of scapegoats and bogeymen seems to provide grist for the electronic Orcs that patrol the specific electronic precincts of informational interchange. Consider real world events captured raw at the source but then flung into a standardized paper shredder before being reassembled into a context that favors the exact same message of yesteryear reinvented into the new patois of mumbo jumbo specifically for our own time. The settle within like chameleons posing as the mildest version of real critics to present an acceptable limit of either side of any fractious debate if by nothing else sheer numbers. It seems unimaginable to the seminal myth of the aura of a free and uninterrupted international commerce unhindered by governments. Consider the source. In truth of fact the equivalent fiction of continual meteoric ascendence’s of ‘garage band‘ Hebrew heavy entrepreneurs to the persuasive global political entities. Conflict in both comedy and action adventure is the specialty of Hollywood. You cannot sell a screenplay that does not play upon the frailties of human nature to quickly descend to a deleterious fracas. Somehow it has been ingrained within the ‘wysiwyg of these current times! The two by three and a half inch electronic appendage grown into the palm of almost every hand speaks to that potential. From morning to night and into the ‘wee’ hours of the AM the other ‘we‘ of the audience are played. The automobile and the television has been replaced as the most necessary daily artifact of human existence. How many yearn for the rarely found solace WiFi free environment purged of electronic intercession into one’s thoughts? How much more persuasive is it to raise one’s voice in public amidst the silent din of studied attention to a personal instrument hooked online into the public reading room of electronically assuaged social media? A great way to prevent your audience from ever being able to pick up anything ‘too heavy’ by eliminating the use of at least one arm and engaging that particular attention span that supposedly controls it. One could only wonder what might have been cooked up in terms of the requisite techniques of comparable complexity might have been if our bipedal species had been re-imagined into the family of Octopdidae? The thought of same boggles the mind? Thank God for a modicum of occasional peace and quiet!
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