Little Brother is Watching You

While social media may be sucking the life force out of us in many ways, it also has its advantages. I am convinced the holocaust could never have happened in 2016. Those of us who legitimately didn’t know what was going on back then would know now, and those of us who were pretending not to know would have no excuse. And holocaust deniers would look even more idiotic than they already look, if that’s possible.

Everyone who has a cell phone or any internet device is now a potential reporter. That’s why the bad cops among the good ones are getting so much attention. Like cockroaches, they don’t do well in the light.

The Arab Spring would not have spread to so many countries a half century ago. There was no easy way to pass the word. There was no way to let others know that you felt the same way about things as they did.

Before police jurisdictions could share information about unsolved cases, it was easier to be a serial criminal. And while the rich and powerful still seem to be able to do their dirty deeds with impunity, the power of public opinion gets stronger with time. Little Brother is watching you.

The thing that countries that like to censor their citizens don’t seem to realize is that sharing information is always a good idea. Unless, of course, your motives aren’t pure. But censorship is a lot harder when the number of avenues of communication are increasing by the day.

I genuinely believe that the reason we as a society seem more cynical and dissatisfied and put upon than ever isn’t that things have gotten worse. It’s that it’s more obvious now. Even if it has been forever thus, one of the things we’re more readily able to share these days is that we’re pissed off.

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6 thoughts on “Little Brother is Watching You

  1. lyn sutton

    Was going to leave a comment but am afraid you’ve riled up Big Brother and don’t want to get caught in the crossfire… 🙂

  2. lyn sutton

    I prefer the term ‘Little Sister’ as I used to set my big brother straight when he got too big for his britches too…hope you ARE watching Big Brother cause Little Sister is tired of being pissed and you know what that means. 🙂

  3. lyn sutton

    Strange how no one else left comments on such an important subject…we need to share possible solutions to this as readily as we share our anger over it. Big Brother doesn’t care if individually we’re angry, as long as we’re too scared to respond appropriately, in mass, they are enabled, emboldened and not above interfering with those increasing avenues of communication.

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