there is a quote I remember from years ago, that I wish I had the exact wording of. it went something like, “if you propose a radical new idea, usually it is met with uproar and anger, over time, there is acceptance and finally what was abnormal, now becomes the new normal.” it is a process I apply to the USA media/society where I see common sense is replaced with some insane process for the need to go overboard with hype to make anything seem true, when it is simply abnormal/not true. if you think of Galileo and his statements of the time about his work with tides and that then the radical idea that the sun does not orbit earth – I think it got him put in religious prison with the Roman Inquisition.
“an error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.” Mahatma Gandhi
what I am seeing in the USA media and the behaviors of our leaders is why I worry about artificial intelligence and the human bias. instead of an ebb and flow of life, and despite living in a relatively peaceful time with the globe – humans inside the USA seem to be making more about nothing, applying more make-up, more cover-up, and a strange flow of information that simply is overboard. the tides of life are fine, some are high, some are low. nature has taken care of this for billions of years. but in a few thousand years, man has come to a place where I think no one is noticing the behavior of a tsunami where the tide goes way out, and then a massive wall of water comes flowing in. anyone else noticing this seeming trend with data, information and news?
I just deleted about 12 bullets that are things in the media in that as I typed, what was getting lost is there is a great deal of truth that is getting glossed over with the noise of the media, the freak show that you get with polarization, and how the simple truth is seemingly covered with a variety of cake frostings that one wants you to believe is true.
the truth is everyone has some really wonderful good in them. the reality is that in the systems we have in place seem to be a bit skewed - the double standards, favoritism, nepotism, hypocrisy, greed and short-term mentality of selfish desires superseding what is really best for the people of the country and those pesky question like, “who is going to pay for it?”
it is like the tide has gone way out and a tsunami wave is about to wash away the house of cards we appear to have created.
I hope I am wrong on that thought. I really do. but I said post 2007, “we are simply building a faux reality in fixing the problem with not letting capitalism have to take a hard crash.” I mean, when we crashed after 9-11, the system said, “too bad, so sad.”
when the system crashed in 2007, they said, “here is more money for you all…why not try the same thing and hope for a different result.”
I think that is an Einstein is often misappropriated as saying, “insanity in doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”
in nature, chaotic systems tend to correct themselves, or put dynamic limits on the chaos…I just don’t see humans doing this very well, particularly with the technology and tools coming into the mainstream soon.