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HISTORY, CIVICS, AND PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY PART 2

HISTORY, CIVICS, AND PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY PENSACOLA’S FIVE-FLAGS DISPLAYS

GOD DAMN YOUR GODDAMNED DIGITAL AGE

I saw this on a bumper sticker yesterday—used as an advertisement for an apparel company.

From a distance, it looked to me like a commentary on this Goddamned Digital Age.  Here’s why:

If I’m not mistaken, zebras are an endangered species—or at least they eventually will be.

What does the zebra represent?

All that was wild and natural—all that existed before this Goddamned Digital Age.

What does the barcode represent?

All that is caged and unnatural—all that exists in this Goddamned Digital Age.

The zebra—a miracle of God—is reduced to a barcode—a mindless, inhuman innovation of Digital-Age humanity.

Yes, I’m aware that barcodes have been around since 1963.

But nothing represents this godless Digital Age like the barcode—the reduction of everything wild and natural to something caged and unnatural—the mind of Digital-Age humanity, mindlessly addicted to its mindless Digital-Age god—its mindless smartphone.

God damn your Goddamned Digital Age.

THERE WAS HOPE BEFORE THIS DIGITAL AGE

MR. PRESIDENT, GET TO WORK

THIS IS RIDICULOUS.

 

THIS IS EVEN MORE RIDICULOUS.

 

MR. PRESIDENT, GET TO WORK—AND GET THAT GODDAMNED NIKKI HALEY OUT OF YOUR CABINET.

HOW GODLESS THIS GODDAMNED DIGITAL AGE IS

Dylann Roof’s massacre of nine members of the congregation of Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina, on June 17, 2015, has been called a tragedy—and it certainly was.

Yet the mindlessly destructive events that have occurred—and are still occurring—in the wake of that tragedy are even more tragic.

Almost no one even knew who Dylann Roof was, until he was charged with that massacre—and proudly confessed to it.

As soon as anyone knew he had a personal website—a blog—everyone attempted to see it.

His personal website—his blog—The Last Rhodesian, was pulled from the Internet—but not before countless photographs from that site were distributed on social media, particularly Facebook and Twitter.

There was only one Confederate flag featured in a few of those photographs—a cheap, souvenir-sized Confederate battle flag that Dylann Roof didn’t even have on his person when he committed that vicious crime.

Yet millions of mindless, Digital-Age smartphone addicts went berserk when they saw that souvenir-sized battle flag—and gave Republican Nikki Haley an easy way out of examining the gun laws in the state of which she was governor.

Hundreds of almost exclusively White, young protesters showed up on the grounds of the South Carolina Capitol in Columbia, South Carolina—protesting something of which they had no understanding, whatsoever.

At the time, no one even knew what had incited all these mindless, Digital-Age protesters—all from privileged backgrounds—in the first place.

It was a Twitter post: #TakeDownTheFlag (Hashtag: Take Down The Flag!). It was immediately after this mindless Digital-Age scene that Republican South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley made a speech in which she blamed a mass murder in Charleston, South Carolina, on a historical flag in Columbia, South Carolina.

This is why I choose not to have a cellphone or smartphone.

This is why I choose not to have a Facebook or Twitter account.

This is why I choose to limit the Digital-Age technology in my life.

What’s especially sad is that I would have to murder nine people in a place of worship before you would even read this post.

Or I would have to exploit the murder of nine people in a place of worship—for my own political career—before you would even read this post.

That’s how shallow this Goddamned Digital Age is.

That’s how mindless this Goddamned Digital Age is.

That’s how tragic this Goddamned Digital Age is.

And that’s how godless this Goddamned Digital Age is.


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