Complex Networks and Infinite Superhighways of Competing and Conflicting Possibilities
Google Maps vs Apple Maps vs Waze: Are we being guided to our destination or driven to consume?
Are Humans being manipulated and moved like chess pieces through a Matrix-like game of Life, as we are continually updated on more efficient paths to take? Where one route may give preference to or promote taking us along the toll road, the other is paid to steer us past a Starbucks, (which they know we frequent) or perhaps a Ford Dealership because we searched for “used Ford F-150” just prior to leaving our home.
We all know of dirt road shortcuts, but we are never presented with these options, perhaps due to a lack of commercial or retail options along the route, perhaps because “popular” routes create more traffic which calls for increased gas and energy usage as well as opportunities to monetize you and promote our American Capitalistic Consumerism?
Just as an App thriving from increased usage time, your retail consuming probabilities exponentially increase with each passing moment you spend outside of your home. Turn by turn, each move is strategized and monetized.
When all is said and done, are we all just some cat, dog or Cookie Monster emoji icon upon a Waze game board, literally being played on a modern Illuminati influenced video game platform???
Perhaps we are not just cattle being domesticated and raised as obedient consumers.
Perhaps subliminal advertising is but an illusive sacred cow...
"I saw a subliminal advertising executive, but only for a second"
Take a stand, make a difference and seek out better representation of the values that matter most to you.
If the last 4 years have taught us anything, it is that the USA is irrevocably divided. Trump’s words, actions and policies have not only cemented an, “Us vs Them” mentality and dialogue amongst Republicans and Democrats, but also revealed a Grand Canyon size fissure between Republican Politicians and the Voters they supposedly represent.
The Democrats created their own party divide back in 2016 with questionable tactics that promoted the Establishment Candidate, Hilary Clinton, to the Democratic Nomination over the Progressive Candidate, Bernie Sanders, causing a disenfranchised segment of the Democratic Party to vote either against their own candidate, or not at all — all but clearing a path to Trump’s victory.
“At this point [Trump] should just go and play a round of golf with OJ and tweet...just two innocent guys out enjoying 18 holes of golf...”
State of the Union, 2020
The current State of our Union,
is one where our Congress has just impeached the President;
The spread of Lies, Fear and Disinformation have become the norm;
And our country has now become
as divided as it was
in the 1860s.
The State of our Confederacy,
is Complete and Total Disarray...
In the article below, Noam Chomsky does a brilliant job of intelligently defining just how dangerous Trump is; how Trump’s actions are a greater threat to Mankind than those of Hitler, (and that the comparisons are more than justified); and why Sander’s consistent commitment to the policies he promotes, is a threat to the .01% Establishment, but not to the large majority of the American population which he hopes to represent.
Eric J. Safranek