Monday, December 24, 2018

OpEd: Era Of SELF Importance




theodore  M I R A L D I.


A common notion these days, that I, a singular being has the power to initiate Grand Designs that effect the World and those around me, has  led the simple minded into the belief of Self Importance. There are other definitions for this ailment such as Grandiosity, Narcissism,  Egocentric, Vanity and the like.

Add to these maladies an A.I. hard-drive that supports these ill conceived Fantasies and you've entered a world of Bizarre, unconnected and mostly Illogical patterns of behaviors that cripple our abilities to correct ourselves.

Imagine, High Ranking, Elected Officials who believe in Flawed Fact Patterns and hard Data allowing your Town, City and State to be over-run by the hordes, and verbally promote a policy of healthy growth and Civil Order.

Our Nation is Devolving into Chaos because a few at the top refuse the Humility necessary to change course and demand you steer the Titanic toward the Iceberg. All the while personally insulated from the dire outcome to those they purport to serve. What form of rationality is in play here?

Are we Losing the Power to Reason? 

Reflection on John Donne's No Man Is An Island (1624) is apropo:


'No Man is an Island'

No man is an island entire of itself; every man 
is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; 
if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe 
is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as 
well as any manner of thy friends or of thine 
own were; any man's death diminishes me, 
because I am involved in mankind. 
And therefore never send to know for whom 
the bell tolls; it tolls for thee. 


We are made of this world, its Nature and Essence of Life. Yet, far too many have succumbed to fanciful minded ornamentation to embellish something that was already pure and perfect in its creation. We are No Better because of our Destructive Selves. 

If the Morality of Humanity depends solely upon Political Expediency and Power, We and our Communities will Perish upon the Ship of State now likened to the Folly of Titanic!

We are being cast into the Deep by a Corrupt System that supports itself on Lies, Intimidation and Social Engineering. We have forgotten the Promise of "What WE Can Be." Not some conflicted Political Interpretation from the Elites. 
A Lonely Life They Lead and Promote in Search of Power...

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