On The Turning Away

It’s time for us, as a species, to make a healthy admission.

The world we knew and loved, just years ago, is dead. It’s gone. It’s never coming back. Not even as a side mission in a GTA game. Now we are left with the nagging sensation that things were once better. It’s too painful to consider the reasons why. Hold on to the memory, and carry on.

Remember how we all made fun of Trump for calling the news “fake”? (Well, didn’t, but anyway.) How do you feel about the veracity of the mainstream media right now? Are you a Tom Petty fan?

The mainstream media and Bubble People have poisoned the well. It’s done. Over. They used your desire to be informed against you. They’ve made us all sick. I myself flatly refuse to learn or discuss anything more about what happened recently in Las Vegas. You know what? What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Wasn’t that the slogan? I’m not going to be fooled into a civil war, are you? Then why the fuck are you listening to these monsters? Fuck ’em. Fuck the lot of them.

Name any political firebrand from 20 years ago. What are they today? Let me take three wild guesses:

  1. Corrupted
  2. Silenced
  3. Dead

Ask yourself, honestly; why do I watch television? Why do I use the Internet? Why would anyone let these lies into their livelihood? Because all of it is designed to make you sick.

Once you’re sick, you beg for the cure. Then they make you sicker, so that you’ll never, ever turn away from them. They fool us into thinking we need them. That we’re getting better. Smarter. We’re not. They are killing us.

The mainstream media has constructed a fantasy world, where they exert total control and reap all rewards. They tell you when to be righteously offended, and when to be mollified. They pull your strings, puppet. Dance! Massacre or “false flag”? Dance! Which beloved entertainer croaked today? Dance! Dance, motherfucker!

The scum of the earth goes by new names now. Google. CNN. CBS. TMZ. (You knew that one already.) If you call any of these monsters on their villainy, they will always do the same thing. Play victim. They will pull every card in the deck to trump you.

How could you hate Google? They hire so many women! They’re so diverse! You obviously have a problem with that! Why hate CNN, the yellowest “journalism” on cable outside of FoxNews? Is it because every employee is Jewish? You’re not anti-Semitic, are you?

These are the games they play. Don’t join in. Ever. If you do, it’s because they let you. To make you look bad. To make them look better. You won’t win. You’ll be destroyed. Forgotten. You’ve been seeing this happen every day for the past two years.

Let it go.

It’s over. Dead.

There is nothing to discover in the media world anymore but hatred and manipulation. If you want to be informed properly, start picking up your local newspaper again. Stop being a Chicken Little. 3/4ths of our world doesn’t even bother with all the information online that you do. How is it making your life any better?

It’s not. It’s just giving you more reasons to worry. More bad ideas. More stress. What was it you were vehemently arguing with your good friend about the other day? Something you’d read on the Internet, yes? Something that affects your lives in no tangible way?

Turn away.

We’re all trying to look stronger and smarter than an animus beyond our imagination. A super-computer. We’re all trying to seem like we can function with this beast in our lives. This monstrous, all-encompassing repository of human knowledge. Did it even really matter ten years ago? Twenty? Weren’t you happier then?

Why did we let this happen?

Why did we submit to control? Because we wanted to know more?

Why did we willingly surrender our freedoms? Because we were frightened?

It’s just another status symbol. Nothing more. Nothing.

It won’t lengthen our lives on this world. It won’t solve our problems, or answer our questions. The money-makers fooled us all into thinking it would. They made us into fools. For money.

The only solution is to turn away. To turn others away. It is a road to nowhere. Madness and defeat. Mental obliteration.

The only way to win is to be the truth. Ignore the manipulation and tricks. The digital world can never be savvy; you can. You know that your mind is superior. You know that you aren’t easily fooled. You know you’re a human being, and not a soulless monster.

That’s why we’ll win. The more easily news comes to you, the more suspect it is. Real news has to be verified and vetted; not because it’s being altered, but because that’s the way real news works in the real world. There are protocols and standards, to protect people like us, who freak out all the time. Real news is benevolent, and considerate of the persons reading it. It isn’t crafted to keep you up at night, scare you, or make you do anything other than continue your life as a functioning member of society.

Televised news follows the same ethics as World Wrestling Entertainment. The die was fully cast with FoxNews, and CNN followed suit. It’s “news entertainment”, meaning no one can be sued or fired for saying the “wrong thing” on the air. That’s why employees are dismissed for posts on social media; on the air, they just disappear. Once the offending post or Tweet vanishes down the memory hole, no one even notices. Someone confusingly similar is hired as a replacement, and it’s all forgotten about. If some flack takes a screenshot for evidence, they’re easily demolished, as soon as the media digs the digital skeletons out of their closet.

Almost everyone retreats from the accusing eye of the Internet. So why would anyone trust the Internet for information? Because we used to? Like we used to think Stephen Colbert and Sarah Silverman were funny? How long ago was that? 

Have you finally started to realize what’s happened?

Good. You know what to do.

On the turning away
From the pale and downtrodden
And the words they say
Which we won’t understand

“Don’t accept that what’s happening
Is just a case of others’ suffering
Or you’ll find that you’re joining in
The turning away”

It’s a sin that somehow
Light is changing to shadow
And casting it’s shroud
Over all we have known

Unaware how the ranks have grown
Driven on by a heart of stone
We could find that we’re all alone
In the dream of the proud

On the wings of the night
As the daytime is stirring
Where the speechless unite
In a silent accord

Using words you will find are strange
And mesmerized as they light the flame
Feel the new wind of change
On the wings of the night

No more turning away
From the weak and the weary
No more turning away
From the coldness inside

Just a world that we all must share
It’s not enough just to stand and stare
Is it only a dream that there’ll be
No more turning away?

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