I was looking for a resolution for the new year while looking with wary eyes on the path laid out ahead of our kind.
I am excited about our kind, but also, I admit, sometimes a little disheartened.
Most of us are inherently good. I believe that one day that the human beings will be supremely intelligent, much more sophisticated, higher.
I just hope that I don’t miss out on it.
Today the world is different. It’s an information overload. We are already so much more powerful, just because of the ready flow of knowledge available to us from the internet and social media. But with that comes subsequent agendas. Who does not have their own agenda?
That’s why I love to check the comments after I’ve read an article on social media. You can have the article broken down in more detail when people are willing to chip in on the topic. You can also get a more objective point of view based on the arguments and points raised. You can also however, get a bit of a human race ‘snapshot’ in the process.
There is nothing wrong with a heated debate. Most of the time, we want the same thing. A safer world, one without fear, a world of fairness and equality. But the platform of keys and screens enables us to give our anger a looser rein and serves well to dehumanise us if we aren’t disciplined. We end up attacking each other because, our real frustrations, are re-directed at what is in front of us at the time. Someone with a different opinion to ours.
Lets take the hot topic of Islam. (I decided to avoid more brutal topics such as vaccinations or raising children).
There are arguments to and for having a good look at regulating / restricting Islam. Most of the for are on the right. Most of the against are on the left.
Regardless, of whether you are left or right. You are entitled to an opinion. And seemingly as well, to be hung out to dry for it.
Bring any topic like this to the commons and watch out for the litter of terms such as ‘clown’, ‘idiot’, ‘dickhead’, ‘fucking moron’, ‘racist’, ‘rag head’, ‘fool’, ‘uneducated fool’, ‘overeducated fool’, ‘dumbest thing I’ve read all day’, ‘idiot apologist’, ‘pussies’ etc etc.
I have fallen into the trap myself. When someone says something that is such a far contrast of opinion to my own, I think – This guy must be some sort of prehistoric ape or slobbering, half-developed-human-idiot-moron-dickhead.
It’d be different if they were standing in front of me. I’d have to be civil about the situation. But in the absence of expressions, gestures, tone of voice and the greater potential for physical harm …let the cyber-blood splatter.
It’s a scary instant reaction. Especially as I consider myself in the majority, one of the inherently good.
I love social media. It’s got a lot of bad points but it also just such a powerful medium.
It serves as a platform where we can all have a voice. It serves as a platform that can bring us all together.
But that is only as long as social media is our tool.
Facebook is ours. Social media is ours. A tool of the 99% majority and greater good.
We must make sure that we do not become the tools of social media. We must be sure that we do not become tools of other agendas. We should use these platforms for our own betterment, so that we might become wiser, more educated, slower to judgement, open to other opinions and more dignified in our conversations. We don’t need the expletives, abuse and anger, provocation. These are how we become the tools. Controlled instead of in control.
We each have a greater responsibility now. We have the power to share our opinions and thoughts with hundreds of thousands of others. We cant hide our ignorance any more and we shouldn’t be sitting on the fence.
We need to close the gap between the far right and the far left. Between atheists and the religious. Between the religious and religious. Between the blue collar and the white collar. We can’t do that with corrosive language.
We have the power. We have this powerful tool. The power of discussion, debate and free speech on a whole new level.
They always say. There are two things that we should never discuss. Politics and religion.
Why not? Aren’t we confident enough in ourselves that we can be civilised?
It is not that hard. See through the screen. Keep emotions in check. Get your point across without a hurtful, angry or divisive agenda. Educate others and be educated by a mind that is open.
I’m over Atheism, Judaism, Catholicism, Islam-ism.
I’m over right-wing-isms and left-wing-isms.
I’m tired of western or eastern-isms.
I’m all about ascended humanism that includes fideism and other isms (don’t confuse it with normal humanism). A higher level of human existence. A collective enhancement of human tolerance and overall intelligence of race through common respect and dialogue.
We now have the power to do that. It is literally at our fingertips. And the leverage is breathtaking. We cast a wide net now my friends.
I won’t be a tool to those who would see us divided.
Ascended humanism in it purest form, could totally absorb prejudice. There will always be the 1% that will look to wreck it for us all, withholding masses of classified information to the detriment of our entire race, inciting violence and terror, dwarfing our potential. But this post is not written to talk about animals or sub-humans.
I’m talking about us. The majority. I’m talking about the part that I can play right now.
This year I’ll play my part and strengthen us. I’ll be more responsible with this powerful tool I’ve all been given.
Then I’ll be doing my bit to help humanity ascend.
It’s already happening.
I’m looking forward to the year ahead.