The Information Age

What a wonderful time we live in. We can talk to anyone anywhere in the world at any time, travel any where in the world in just hours. Almost anything you want to learn is at the tips of your fingers with the greatest invention in the history of the world, the internet. So why are we so damn dumb? We are in what I am sure will be called the information age. The internet changed the world. Realistically schools are obsolete. With the exception of a few college classes where hands on is needed, everything you need to know or want to know is available. Kindergarten through a PhD. For very little cost. College kids are now paying $50,000 and up for just a piece of paper. I don’t even have a TV. And I don’t miss it. Well, except for maybe watching Packer games when I don’t feel like going to go to a bar. I enjoy the internet. I enjoy learning.

Now as much as it pains me to say this, President Obama was right when he talked about there being a lot of misinformation on the internet. But he was wrong when he implied that the misinformation was against him and the Democratic party. Yes there is some wrong stuff about Democrats but there is wrong stuff about Republicans also. It is our responsibility to wade through the bad stuff and figure out what is right. Look for different sources. Look at stuff we disagree with. Critically think about what we see. Learn something. Take a break from internet porn.

Here is the point of all this. In 2008, we became the first society in the history of the world to have a major financial collapse when all the information that was needed to prevent it was available to everybody. Previously it was easy for Governments to lie and cover up the truth. Not any more. But here is the thing, IT IS ABOUT TO FUCKING HAPPEN AGAIN!!!!! We are within a few years of what could be the worst collapse in the history of man because it is going to affect the whole world. And we are not much smarter. Yes some of us started paying more attention and learning but not enough. So please, I beg you, start learning and prepare yourself for hard times just in case and please don’t worry about looking crazy to your friends, talk about this stuff to them. Show them things they don’t want to see. The silent majority cannot be silent anymore. There is to much at stake.

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