2.24.2009

Facebook vs. America

In a predictable article about how Facebook can turn children's brains to mush, we read:

"We know how small babies need constant reassurance that they exist," [some expert] told [some newspaper] yesterday.

"My fear is that these technologies are infantilising the brain into the state of small children who are attracted by buzzing noises and bright lights, who have a small attention span and who live for the moment."
And there we have it. I won't even bore you with meandering speculation: living in the moment is so unacceptable to Rome America, and the notion of individual existence is so necessary to the project, that we are in a closed-loop, constant struggle against our natural state. Marijuana, LSD, and now Facebook--all dragging you into the eternal present--all the potential ruination of the Empire. And you wonder when we left Eden.

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."

Babies need reassurance that they exist?--or what?!

And maybe better still, in his book To Be Human, Jiddu Krishnamurti said,
Concentration implies exclusion, narrowness, focusing on one thing, and keeping everything else in darkness. But when one understands what it is to be attentive, with the body, the nerves, the eyes, the ears, the brain, the whole, total being... to be attentive to color, to thought, to one's speech--then, in that attention, there is a concentration which is not exclusion. I can attend, I can look, I can work on something without exclusion.
If you remain unconvinced that "separation" and division (as opposed to Unity & Oneness) is an ideological position--if you believe that intelligence is equivalent to analytical consciousness: then keep your children away from Facebook!

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