In a world where opinion has begun to dominate the airwaves, the pursuit of Truth, for many, has become an exercise in idealism. A seemingly endless sea of talking heads and expert analysis has transformed the duality of true and false into a plurality of opinionated talking points. To all points of view, there is a leveling of importance that is unfolding in this new paradigm. Media, Politics and the populace are succumbing to the growing force of this new reality and each of us, is being devalued in the inflation of ideas. Words of leaders, no longer hailed in reverence, and conversely, the masses of under-privileged race to meet their counterparts in a power struggle the world has never experienced. In a court once held only by a privileged few, now stands both commoner and king, face to face, speaking with each other within a crowd of shifting beliefs. A hum of ideas that is paralyzing real thought and stifling the voices of virtue and value.
Yes, it is true, for the first time in history, every person has a chance to voice their ideas and be heard, but as the normalization of power occurs we are faced with a new problem. Who is telling the Truth? How much of what is being said is spin? Is there anyone within the crowd whose opinions outweigh the others? In our search for Truth we find ourselves drowning in a restless current of information that consumes more than it creates. In this budding world of absolute equality the individual must surrender their individuality to the collective as this normalization of power ensues. All become equally important and simultaneously equally nonessential in the process. We all, must inhabit both realms in this new system, significant because the world has deemed it so, and insignificant because the voice of one becomes just another hum in the hive.
As the collective gains power and influence, hierarchy hangs in the gallows, and it is not just the people and those in power choking from the grip of the rope, but also our hierarchy of powerful ideas that are dying at the hands of a faceless crowd. Truth, Equality, Individuality, Privacy, Justice and Freedom, all are reduced to the hum, and all are becoming mere memories of a fading Enlightenment. For so long we have hailed these ideals as the pinnacle of human thought and progress, but now they are being sacrificed for the sake of a hive. Fortunately, when humans are faced with a changing paradigm such as this, or their framework becomes the object of deconstruction, then there is a fight that begins, a fight for the ideals and beliefs that we hold to be true.
This battle has already begun and although what we battle for has never really changed, the battlefield on the other hand changes by the instant. The ground under our feet calls out for blood, and it is our choice as to whose blood will be shed in the battle for ideology. We can either lay down our arms and surrender our beliefs to the sword or fight for our beliefs against the growing confusion of the collective unconscious. We must stand and raise our minds up to the fight for Freedom and Justice. Let our beliefs not be subdued by the hum of the hive and let us embrace the importance of our individuality in the battle for our minds.
Stand up and Stand out.
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