The focal point of ‘good’ in a world that evidences every manner of opposite violation as common operating practice is a curious situation considering the inundation of popular electronic based mediums. One might take the railings by sidewalk preachers at their word considering there is little if anything in the way of uncorrupted plots and scenarios routinely circulated that focus on keeping the level of crescendo of crisis for the sake of the supposed universal attraction of ‘drama’. Everyone likes to see their neighbor kicked in the ass we are constantly told but it seems that even here the little ‘WE’ has forgotten the ‘Chaplin rule’ ala his 1917 appearance in, “The Immigrant”. That what the downtrodden 99% of us resting uncomfortably on the bottom of our abusively martial culture REALLY enjoy is a solidly planted boot up some highborn official’s fat keister.
Those slick backed hair boys and girls from Andover, Harvard and Sarah Lawrence don’t seem to understand that you can take away everything from the have nots and then throw back a few meaningless trinkets but you can’t be sure that they’ll ever love you enough not to slit your throats when the opportunity arises. Perhaps the main reason that these ‘big’ boys and girls stay awake at night trying to figure out how to get sharp objects like AR-15 assault rifles away from the unwashed masses.
The era ahead seems to be shaping up with the notion that while you can’t fool all of the people all of the time you can poison their genomes and genetically modify the rest. “All hail Monsanto and te weather modification initiative!” Give em’ all a daily headache via the EMF band and juggle their brainwaves. The whole scheme won’t work of course unless the entire world is duly ‘civilized’. Maybe H.G. Welles had the proper foresight of the dilemma of the have’s with the have-nots in his, “Island of Dr. Moreau”. You can take a monkey and turn it into what seems to be a man, or a President for that matter. But in the end, you still end up with an ape. The same seems to go for all those one percenter’s who like Mr Welles’ other cult classic, “The Invisible Man”, don’t know when to stop with a good thing until it eventually destroys them.
If all this sounds a bit farfetched then you might catch the next installment of that ongoing popular soap opera called the United States Federal Government where based upon a long and intolerable track record, the worst aspects of the human character will no doubt continue to defy any possibility of anybody’s definition of ‘good’.