I get regular telephone calls from a company claiming they are from ‘Windows’, telling me that my ‘PC may be under attack from viruses’ though I am not using Windows! (or maybe because they cannot figure out why I am not using the Windows PC I once used).
When humanity is constantly subjugated by fear and threats, intimidation and cruelties, people, in a effort to protect themselves first, are less likely to be selfless and trusting.
Intuition and meditation are overshadowed by a basic survival instinct. This, in turn, leaves very little room for humane sentiment and, as such, defensiveness leads to more isolation.
Our innocent youth is soon corrupted and learns to retreat after having struggled to be their true nature, creative and loving toward others as they expect ‘equally harsh’ treatment, resorting to indifference cynicism and mistrust, or else just plain meanness in a dog-eat-dog competitive environment.
We feel that our neighbours deserve the same ever-increasingly stricter laws, taxes and inflation, accepting these as a fact of life, much the same way one learns that death is unavoidable. Natural affection is then a foreign concept, only to surface in times of acts of heroism after (human) devastation.
Films and the media feed the public with messages and language restrictions, and morale, and Sensationalism or vanity and profanity. But mostly, however, they are fed vague, ambiguous and/or conflicting messages, which viewers will begin to parrot, in indifference, despair or resignation. Trivia, TV and joy rides and gambling are surrogates which suffocate and fill our brains, beginning with childhood education, for real nourishment, real and meaningful, lasting values. All else becomes secondary. And since Consumerism supplies an overload of choice, we are no longer decisive in acting from ‘gut feeling’.
We are told that all mysteries can be uncovered, that there is ‘somewhere’ a reasonable, scientific explanation, and are content to fall upon (a) ‘faith’ when the explanation isn’t apparent.
At best we find a need for a virtual platform known as the ‘social media’ to vent our frustrations (before) resorting to public outcry. All that does, evidently, is give rise to more and stricter laws, whereby authority figures who meet resistance are encouraged to ‘crack down on’ any kind of networking that may arise. To appeasing citizens, equality means isolation and ignorance, and all distinction is blurred: The term ‘terrorist’, for instance, could come to mean ‘rebel’, ‘outlaw’ and ultimately ‘outcast’.
So when you get a call from ‘Windows’, how do YOU react…?