Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Mark Zuckerberg Meets the Pope
Are those more interesting hand shakes? The pointed index finger means something. Anyhow this is not a good development. The gift he gave him of a drone is weird too, like backing up the surveillance state? "Taking the internet to rural areas"? I use the internet obviously since I am here talking to all of you, but I can see the problems with the internet. I see it's future of complete control and Revelation 13 implications of "buying and selling".
I have a Facebook account, I know it's kind of a scary admission to make. I'm embarrassed to admit it. In my particular case, I don't care what Facebook finds out. Because of this blog, I was sent enough "trojan horses", they already dug up whatever boring dirt there was to find on me. The one betrayer who later went on about "curses" constantly under the guise of being a concerned and "real" Christian friend probably was on an information hunt too.
Outside the PMs to friends, I have decided to curtail more of my participation there recently and even there, I am telling them I want to take things more to email. I feel like the place is influencing my life in a negative way. My life has become "too virtual" as it is. I need to get a "real" life, but those seem harder to find. If I was in good health, I do think I'd move to some very old fashioned area, where there was less dependence on social media and the rest.
Regarding my own Facebook account, I have asked myself "What was I thinking?", it does predate this blog. Being seriously hearing impaired, my difficulty using the phone not being able to hear all voices gave me more motivation to be there, to communicate with friends who are all long distance and network and do research for one of my rare health conditions but I have my serious regrets and reservations. If you have managed to stay away keep at it, but if you have an account, be careful on there.
I have been able to research things on Facebook for this blog but more and more I have regretted my involvement. For some odd reason, my life ended up being one devoid of in real life people and where everyone is far away and where the majority of my social interaction came via the internet--this can happen to chronically disabled people. We get shunted into this social no-man's land. I have used Facebook to witness, and to warn of things I do here, it informed me of that "awakening" trend and all those Jesuit masks, though I obviously keep my real identity separate from this blog. Be very cautious on Facebook "conspiracy" boards and even the few "Christian Truther" places there are, they do the usual of telling some truths and introducing a few deceptions. The controlled opposition rules apply there too.
One thing I have noted however is Facebook is being used for more social conformity pushing people even harder into "group think" via demographic influences. I have seen its effect on people. I have avoided these effects but I see it happening all over the place. People want to be noticed, liked and 'deemed acceptable to others'. They want to show themselves for human status and wanting people to like them and these are things that can bring departure from God and an authenticity in life.
Years ago people keeping up with the Joneses just saw the new car in the driveway, they didn't see vacations, trips, political opinions and list of friends and career contacts.
I notice how all the "LIKING" buttons make people want to have people see them as acceptable people with the "right opinions". By the way I got dumped by dozens of people for unwanted Christian views. I am not one of those people with a thousand friends on there.
Also people are not talking to each other and even the nature of "friendship" seems to have changed. I guess I sound like an old woman when I post things like this, but "friendship" too seems to have become just another status symbol with the numbers of friends being the most important. People don't meet in person anymore, even if you live local, it seems easier for people just to communicate by the screen. I feel odd dreaming of an earlier time in life where relationships seemed more spontaneous and real. It's like a mourning.
I had a weird moment the other day too, when I saw some friends posting pictures of themselves hugging each other, they were visiting a family member in the hospital. These are very nice people, I am not super close to them but they are people I know in my community. They were smiling hugging a sick sister in a hospital bed, everyone looking at the camera. A few videos were made. I had a weird thought, "Well if you are there to visit each other, why is the camera and videos so important where everyone is looking outward?" I hope people here understand what I mean. These are some of the subtle things I am talking about.
I thought well memories are being made, but it seems odd to me this importance of people taking pictures to show how many friends they have and how "close" they are to one another. It is like they are putting their social and family connections on display as a sort of virtue signaling. Yes I know I am strange having thoughts like this. Remember that vainglory article I wrote, and the one about the Duggars too? Family, children and possessions have become "things" trophies to brag of. To the seared and what psychologists would refer to as narcissists, other people are "objects". They become "objects" to brag of same as the consumerist society made shopping a status contest.
I once said to my husband, I don't want the internet with me everywhere I go. Neither of us have ever owned a smart phone though I have had a couple very cheap cellphones with just calling capability. I want to be "left alone" and not in the "net" so to speak. He feels the same way. While we can use a basic computer and laptop, technologically we are way behind. I have held and handled a few friend's smart phones and been unable to use them.
People all over Facebook willingly track where they are and where they go. Most of the people online now are on their smart phones. Their entire lives are documented. I don't want to be a hypocrite here as I obviously have documented life on blogs but something seems odd about all of it. Do we have to "document" life to have lived it? Some may think I am getting off the topic here but it's something I am thinking about. What are the spiritual ramifications with all this?
Facebook I think is more then just a surveillance spot but an social engineering spot as well and it's socially engineering people like crazy. This is being done religiously with the false Christians, promoting their "best life" and positive thinking theologies all over place and even good old fashioned "peer pressure" to get people in line. Today if you have the "wrong" opinions, that like button will not be pressed and you will find a dozen people "unfriending" you.
So it's creepy that Zuckerberg met with the Pope.
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