14 Comments
Aug 13, 2021Liked by Karen Hunt aka KH Mezek

Tremendous!! My only thought in counter would be their application of Huxley and Orwell at this same time seems to make their tyrannical operation all the more alarming. I'd say both are afoot...

Expand full comment
Jul 10, 2021Liked by Karen Hunt aka KH Mezek

I am so very pleased I found your writings, Karen Hunt.

Thank you.

Expand full comment
author

Welcome and I'm glad you're here.

Expand full comment
Jul 4, 2021Liked by Karen Hunt aka KH Mezek

I read Postman’s book in college and it was profound. Most of the comparisons were to TV. Now, it’s the internet. I think we’ve gone too far to come back.

Expand full comment
author

Sadly agree. It's not what people want to hear necessarily but I think it's better to be prepared than to stick one's head in the sand.

Expand full comment
Jul 4, 2021Liked by Karen Hunt aka KH Mezek

Meanwhile on a beautiful planet floating in space, third planet from it's star-sun....Creation is bursting life...trees, flowers, people, fish, birds, zebras, giraffes, dolphins, apple trees, .... the list is endless...a process happening here and now at this very moment....a vast miracle.....instead of no-thing. And perhaps there being nothing wasn't even an option?

And in the midst of this vast miracle the overwhelming majority of people are ignoring it, not noticing it, some even thinking it's ridiculous nonsense to even speak of it.

All of the pain, suffering, numbness, hypocrisy, destruction, and corrupted social systems --- the garbage machine grinds on and on. The technology that it has acquired is not the problem, it's the application of the technology. Technology doesn't stiffle, maim, and kill. People do.

It may seem that the garbage machine is on the rise and that all is lost but I think it is actually in it's death throes....expending lots of energy...sort of like a chicken with it's head cut off....on it's last legs...from a historical perspective.

Meanwhile as one culture has been dying another has been rising. By one culture I mean mass planetary culture and not the sub cultures that comprise it. That mass culture is fear based. The rising culture is based on the opposite. The rising culture is based on love. Before anyone can step into...become a part of the rising culture they must first see and renounce the garbage machine.

So the way I see It and in my opinion you are much more than half way there. Embrace the despair, feel it, then let it go. You are not of it. Love is the answer.

Expand full comment
author

I hope you are right. You express it beautifully. It is madness what humans do to one another and exposes some flaw in humanity. As you say, people are the problem, we turn our creative energy in destructive directions. Perhaps, as I've said in my writing, it's necessary as the yin and yang, the positive and the negative. But even so, surely there are better ways we could conceive of expressing "negative" energy in order to maintain the balance.

Expand full comment
Jul 17, 2021Liked by Karen Hunt aka KH Mezek

I don't think it's necessary but it is what is. Children come into the world innocent and are enculturated into seeing the world in a certain way.... a world that is alien, other, uninteligent, composed of separate objections, no magic, no mysteries, no wonder. I think the term "grown ups" is a misnomer for many are actually "grown downs". They have lost something valuable....a sense of the wonder and mystery of life.

Expand full comment
author

It's sad watching children lose their sense of wonder. One reason I love the writing of C. S. Lewis so much. He describes it so well.

Expand full comment

“Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”

MAT 19-14

Expand full comment
Jul 4, 2021Liked by Karen Hunt aka KH Mezek

Hi Karen! In a way it is too late. Our world is committing suicide, right in front of our eyes. And, indeed, the vast majority of addicted children we see by millions in front of us are not going to make it. The damages happened to early and to violently for them to become functional adults. What will be left after the Powers that Be succeed in their current plan? Soon enough, their monstrous fully digitalized world will collapse too. Because it's totally absurd. It can't last very long. However a majority of humans will have lost the ability to live outside the world we are building, very much like a handicapped person cannot live without his prosthesis. It is the end of a cycle.

Expand full comment
author

Very astute. It's had to comprehend this future world. The elite want to rise above the rest of us, having created this mess, and just escape it, move on to another place and begin again. A good friend of mine from Senegal said this is a prison planet. Humans are too dangerous to be allowed to leave it. We will see how these efforts to leave this planet play out.

Expand full comment
Jul 4, 2021Liked by Karen Hunt aka KH Mezek

Hi Karen!

Another thoughtful and provoking look at our landscape 👍

I'm tempted to say "ever was it thus", only because the idea of complete surrender to television and programming was the theme of a favorite album in my college years, "Remote Control", by The Tubes, from 1979 (the first song is titled "TV is King"😀). (Recommended one time)

What you describe is omnipresent, immersive, and damn near inescapable,

and irresistible to the young empty vessels we hope to fill with life, experience, character, imagination, wonder, creativity, and desire to achieve,

and we are decades down the road from the first generation to be consumed by the siren call of distraction and diversion,

who have let that pursuit sneak into the psyches of their progeny, now passively imprisoned and blind to the see-through walls that they live inside.

It MAY be too late. But our spirits thrive on growth, resonate with every accomplishment, radiate with every achievement, incandesce with actualization

and if we can find ways to make those situations a possibility for extension and expansion, for those young vessels

even if the failure to fly is rudely impressed on them,

we will have served our Purpose😀

Bless you Karen❗

Expand full comment
author

Agree completely! My parents taught me, winning isn't about being first in the race, it's about doing your best no matter what. It's an attitude that made sense to me. Whether we win or lose in this moment, we do our best. And this is a small moment in eternity. We are finite beings and cannot understand much beyond our limited experiences. So, we do our best with what we have and leave the rest to God, the Universe, I like to leave that equation open because I do think those who pursue truth will reach the right conclusion when they are ready. Many blessings to you, too.

Expand full comment