Instead of looking at silly things in the world like ISIS, ISIL, strangeness at the NATO meeting in Cardiff, or Transhumanism progress, I thought to try what others do more, and seek some "entertainment."
But first off - due to a large increase in subscribers the past few months, here are three free fun short stories you may like for your entertainment.
Ascenders 22, a fun look at some humans with a special decision to make.
The Ever Increasing Empath, oops, someone overcooked the jungle juice.
Holistic Revolution Flip. a new age revolution....yay....hmmm.
So most of earth's humanoids scrape around for spare time, and when some is available the current fad (especially in the west) is to get lost in 'passive entertainment.'
But what is the 'passive entertainment' of our current time? Movies are slowly being taken over by a saturation of glossy TV series' watched by tens of millions, so lets have a look at what is most popular at the moment, and give a short wayki wayki description to each.
Remember, each is openly called "a programme" and each are squeezed between main stream news and corporate adverts.....and the viewer helps pay for the design and production of all of these.......keep your eyes open for symbolism in many of these promotional images and titles ;-)
Breaking Bad - Crystal meths is so cool, as is ripping people off and murder. We'll even tell you how toxic it is, and still you will watch it.
Almost Human - In a not-so-distant future, human cops and androids partner up to protect and serve, and they are the heroes you will love.
Helix - Scientists are sent to a research facility in the Arctic to stop the outbreak of a deadly "evolving" virus.
In the Flesh - a BBC offering about zombies eating people and creating more zombies....go license payers....paying to turn the TV into a mirror is a new idea tho.
Falling Skies - Post apocalyptic alien reptilians running around earth chasing hot chicks and brave men.
Vampire diaries - blood sucking murder and darkness with testosterone fuelled teens turning pretty girls pale.
So, most popular "programmes" are either Ghouled up aura hackers, Pro-Transhumanism, or "Soon you will all be fucked without the system to help you.".....and people pay for this 'viewing pleasure' on the growing Netflix (a corporate tax for silly people who don't know how to download or stream).
So instead of downloading any TV, I thought about getting involved with the latest popular music......oops, not a good idea.
So I went out to a local town to try and find what this "entertainment" thing could do for me....
I passed a video game store, and around the door was promotion for a new game.
So I moved on and thought to do something nice like go and buy some running shoes maybe, so I can get the hell out of this town.....oh look here, some nice shoes.....err, and some....guns??
I'll give this entertainment lark a swerve for this carnation......and stick to watching the pine trees sway in the breeze.
"When a population becomes distracted by trivia, when a cultural life is redefined as a perpetual round of entertainment, when serious public conversation becomes a form of baby-talk, when, in short, a people become an audience and their public business a vaudeville act, then a nation finds itself at risk; culture-death is a clear possibility" [Neil Postman, "Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business", Methuen, 1985.]
"There are two separate nature orders, two universes. One is fallen, the other Divine. We are trapped in the fallen nature order, without a clue as to how to escape. Sadly, many don't even think of escape. Instead, they try to think of ways to make this world 'better'.
This world cannot be made a 'better' place. There will never be 'peace' on an earth that is governed by the laws of duality. Earthly 'love' is an illusion, at once both selfish and possessive. Man will only be truly free when he realizes that this world is not the world that he wants to be in. When finally he is struck by Remembrance and begins to long for his Divine Home, only then will all the dreams he ever had begin to come true, by the grace of the Logos, in the Light of The All." A thought provoking quote from -G @ the Gateofchoice blog.