Since it’s impossible to leave a comment on the YouTube page, I’m posting it here – I’m not sure for what purpose; I just feel the need to, as I can totally relate to these disturbing realities.
The more connected we are with the outside world, through the internet, the more viciousness we experience. Exposing oneself to a wave of criticism, which becomes a psychic attack through the sheer number of minds directing poisonous energy, is like jumping head first into an empty pool. I don’ think human beings are designed to manage that much feedback; it’s frightening to watch how a small gesture such as posting an opinion on the internet can result in immediate hatred from tens of thousands of people.
The first time I deleted my Facebook account I was motivated by the concerns regarding privacy and the very purpose of the platform; in my mind, there was an opposition between the global underclass, which I formed part of, and the elite seeking to micromanage it; at an instinctual level it came down to a blurry ”us” versus ”them”. The second time around, what led me to run was the awareness of its toxic dynamics and how people I knew were drafted into visibly fake campaigns, which they embraced by the dozen.
What alarmed me the most was the prevalence of Facebook lynchings, the quick and monstrous formation of mobs from all corners of the Earth, demanding for the arrest or other types of punishment for the day’s targets of the media. Among these targets were folks who had posted offensive comments on Tweeter, Facebook etc. If they had made those comments in a pub or in the street, they would have probably received a few frowns. However, on Facebook, mobs have very specific ideas on how to punish them, as the Inquisition had specific ways of torturing the accused.
What a despicable person! I would throw him/ her out the window! Put this fucker in jail for five years! That will teach others how to be respectful! People like these should be sterilised! He/she should commit suicide to rid this planet of such stupidity!
Etc. They just didn’t know when to stop. It’s scary to see that in the 21st Century, when all this talk about kindness and empathy and social cohesion goes on – not to mention progressiveness – people still behave like they would in mediaeval times, in a public square.
When they identify an enemy, there is no limit to their hatred; they see threats in women’s bellies and prams, because ”the foreigners are breeding too fast”. How can one look hatefully at a toddler chewing away at a rubber toy in a park? You have to be demented and downright dangerous – and unfortunately, many today join the ranks of the far right. The ”us versus them” is now a state of mind; the average person joins ideology based groups which oppose other groups, and everyone becomes polarised, radicalised, in a permanent fight mode.
The ones targeted by hate campaigns are usually just regular people; they have families, they have social lives which can be quickly destroyed, if they get away with their physical existence and don’t crack under pressure. A few years ago much noise was made about a woman in England, who lived on welfare and had many children, requiring a large house for them. Although statistically, such cases are very rare (only a handful across the country), the media chewed on that succulent bone for a couple of years, picking on everything but – or including – the kitchen sink.
One has to understand the exploitative nature of tabloids and their talent to stir up tsunamis of mental waste. Even if people declare they are sickened by tabloids and intellectually superior to the average Sun or Daily Mail reader, they still consume these stories on a daily basis and comment on them.
One also has to understand that the people who allow tabloids access into their lives – like the lady with many children – do so naively, having no idea of the real intent behind the reporting. She allowed those people into her home, into her private space, and allowed them to photograph her children, her possessions, her pets. She naively disclosed aspects of her life to those who had come to rip her and her family apart.
The psychopaths – I have no trouble calling them that – who orchestrated this knew exactly what they were going there for. They spent time with those children, smiled at them, laughed with them, knowing they would turn them into living targets of bullying, death threats etc, which will undoubtedly scar them for life. Even doing that to a harmless adult is bad enough. Such people have no conscience.
But how did the population react? Instead of turning against the so-called reporters for their deviousness and the filthy rags they excrete material for, they behaved exactly as planned, or as they’d been wound up to, better said. And this happens all the time. If the truth movement was so successful, people at large would be more self-aware and would not let the media push their buttons.
About celebrities, even if one doesn’t agree with the path they have taken (for instance when they push social agendas), one must remember they are only human; there should be a limit of decency to the criticism they receive. What is the point of analysing their smallest physical imperfections, youthful mistakes, psychological crises etc, as if they were goods for public consumption? There must be boundaries in place, dictated by common sense. When ”truthers” start uploading videos about how so-and-so sacrificed a member of their family to Satan, using any sudden death in their family to fit that narrative, with no proof whatsoever than their imagination, that is downright disgusting. They got very far in life, they are using certain symbols associated with satanism and a family member just happened to die while they were reaching the peak of their success – for some, it is unfathomable that these were just coincidences.
Synchronicity is indeed real; I have observed it all my life and I can swear to the fact that many times things bizarrely arrange around you to make a situation seem what it is not, consolidating other people’s prejudices. Have you ever had an interaction with someone which started off on the wrong foot and continued that way, despite your efforts to improve matters, because said person kept catching you in circumstances which fitted their wrong impression of you?
Life is sometimes like that; like an absurd film. And the conclusions we draw about others are highly prone to error.If we limited to judging them and moved on, that would be one thing. Setting out to make their lives unbearable is quite different.
A few decades ago, it was enough to move town to start a new life. Today, it is enough for a person to record you on the bus for you to become an international celebrity, usually for some offence, real or imagined, more or less important.
People fear the police state when they should really be fearing the ones among them who are not right in the head; who can be mobilised towards pitchfork action in their hometowns, picking on innocent folks. I have a feeling if any elites want to cause massive unrest, death and destruction, they won’t need weapons or state force; they will just nudge us to kill each other. The drive is already there for some, as I can see.