Today, looking at the Drudge report between stories about Iran, Government snooping, a threat to the internet and about the softball questions 60 minutes gave to Obama, the story that caught my eye was a story about a women who died of cancer but was heard yelling from within her coffin. It really is not all that different than looking at endless puppy videos on YouTube, or frittering away time on Candy Crush. Who wants to deal with the real stuff.
The real stuff is the stuff of the economy, politics, society, crime, war, terrorists, threats and the impact of history on our day to day lives. We have become a society that has often mastered the ability to distract ourselves from the real stuff. In a democratic society that distraction is dangerous. The people in charge of keeping watch on the government in our country is us. The constitution says so, “We The People”. If we the people are not staying on top of things, being aware, being educated and fighting for freedom, then we will lose the freedom that has allowed us to become the most secure, and prosperous country in the world.
With cell phones, IPads, tablets, games, social media and the digital boob tube we have let the entertainment industry distract us and take us way away from what’s important. If we as a nation were far less distracted, there is no limit to what we could accomplish. We need to take our brains back from never never land.