I suspect many of us are somehow sick of the invasiveness of the current Social Media choices? Bombarded by advertising. Bombarded by GIFs, cute videos and demonisation of others.
Yet we’re so entrenched by our use of them it’s difficult to find a vehicle that fills the void leaving them behind would fill. Am I right?
We’re outraged by world events but paralysed by fear as to how to respond and how to protest. We’re not in the 70’s, flower power is not ruling the day. Fear of paying the bills and not rocking the boat however, does occupy us every day. So does the media – telling us how we should feel and think, questioning our meaning of patriotism.
Today, we’re more connected technologically than at any other time in the history of humanity. However, we’re also the most disconnected in the history of time. The great revolutions in world history were not assisted by the technology we have today. In fact, it would appear that in our technological connectedness we feel someone else will make the difference on our behalf, someone else feels the same way as us and will therefore ‘do the right thing’ we no longer hold the responsibility to do the right thing. We don’t want to rock the boat, to be seen as a conspiracy theorist. We don’t want to believe the deck is stacked against us but we have a nagging feeling that it is!
But, that’s where we are wrong – we can still do a lot without putting our heads on the collective chopping block to bring about change – significant changes within society.
It’s time to ‘unlearn’ collective helplessness – we can stop the collective inertia and we can do so within the relative comfort of our own homes.
I’d like to suggest ongoing events in which we can make our voices heard without fearing retaliation. Without having to get on the street and be attacked by militarised police deployed to disperse protesters at the request of corporate giants and lobby groups. The ability to act in defiance AGAINST corporate greed and government ineptitude without breaking a sweat, without leaving your home – well sometimes leaving your home – but without fear of reprisal.
If you’re sick of the status quo – let’s start working together to make a difference in the world of tomorrow – the one our children and their children and yes, hopefully their children’s children will grow up in.
The time is now, the future is a choice.
Sign up, invite your friends, share this page – it is still in development and will take time to evolve but I guarantee you will be glad you did!
Best wishes from your Hostess, IngridVC