Sunday, July 5, 2009

Blogs Reflect the Nature of the Modern Mind by Edwin L. Young


Blogs Reflect the Nature of the Modern Mind
by Edwin L. Young, PhD

Blogs are like fireflies on the dark canvas of a June night, their brief glimmer flickers and fleetingly captivates the eyes but they illuminate nothing.

They are worth investigating if only to see how transitory our focus, how shallow our reflection, yet how faithfully our contemporary minds mirror the redundant irrelevancy of the topics so alluringly flashed across the TeleVision screen.

At first glance, these myriad messages flickering enchantingly in cyberspace suggest that the public at large or better still the world public at large has become well informed to a degree approaching a googol, that is to say to an infinite degree.

Were the bloggers to fall from factoid virtual world of cyberspace and plop uneasily into the harshly realistic, demonic geopolitical-economic world hiding behind a one-way macro mirror, they would immediately be shocked as the scales of sciolism are ripped from their eyes. On the other-ness side of that ubiquitous mirror, peering opportunistically at their ignoble hoi-polloi prey, a cabal of cynically profiteering CEOs, media moguls, and lucre-lured, polluted politicians orchestrate an entrancing TriviaVision fa├žade behind which they are at liberty to conspire and execute their exploitative strategies at their every avaricious whim.

The thusly-diverted, information virgins victoriously swing their quixotic lances at mere effigies of corporate giants, at sheer sprites of the night, and gloat in their fantasy-filled minds that they virtually, vicariously, victoriously are defeating the dastardly phantoms. All the while, the vagaries of real villains successfully continue, unaffected and unfettered, to wield their all too consequential weapons of mass defrauding.

And such, lamentably, is the nature of the modern mind.

Author bio:

Edwin is a 76 year old, retired, psychotherapist/institution reformer. His greatest satisfaction came from reforming many juvenile correctional institutions, a maximum security prison, a West Texas mental hospital, and the huge Job Corps in San Marcos, Texas. All in all there were thirteen institutions that he successfully reformed. In the last year of his PhD program, Edwin was one of the two PhD graduate students to be awarded the annual University Research Institute grant. His dissertation committee said his was the longest, best, and most complex in the history of the department. Since retiring, Edwin spends his time writing. His site is: The Natural Systems Institute.

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