Has the World Gone Mad?

It is day 1,879,067, of quarantine. No, that’s a joke. Actually, I haven’t been keeping track of the days because it’s really not that important to me. I don’t being at home as I understand that my existence and destiny goes beyond this material world. Therefore, this quarantine/lock down (whatever it’s called now) is an opportunity to reflect introspectively as well as make critical observations of the world around me. I despise Facebook for many reasons, however it seems to be a necessary evil.  Since I live overseas, it serves as the only way I can communicate with certain people or have an idea as to what is taking place back in the U.S. of A. I bring up Facebook because I’ve noticed panic and fear have taken over. False information runs rampant and people take it as fact without doing the minimal amount of investigating. People are too trusting of mass media and allow their emotions (and to a certain extent their actions) to be dictated by talking heads and faceless enemies. I’m not here to go down the rabbit hole of “conspiracy.” I’d rather address what I know to be absolutely true. The majority of the general public is highly suggestible. They are not able to think critically about situations and events that unfold before their very eyes. We live in a world of disinformation and willful ignorance. For example, I asked a friend she knew anyone who had fallen ill due to this virus. My friend paused for a few seconds, and said, “No.” I then asked if they knew anyone who knew someone who was infected. They replied, that they did. So, people are living in a state of fear without stopping to think critically about the situation? Yes, they are more or less open vessels for the misdirection, distractions, and vitriol of mass media. If you dare to ask questions or challenge this false reality, you are ostracized or deemed crazy. But, who are  really the crazy ones? Liars are now the truth tellers, and the truth tellers are liars.

‘Before the Hour comes, there will be years of deceit, in which a truthful person will be disbelieved and a liar will be believed; and the insignificant will have a say’. (Ahmad)

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