“The sound shivers through the walls, through the table, through the window frame, and into my finger. These distraction-oholics. These focus-ophobics. Old George Orwell got it backward. Big Brother isn't watching. He's singing and dancing. He's pulling rabbits out of a hat. Big Brother's holding your attention every moment you're awake. He's making sure you're always distracted. He's making sure you're fully absorbed... and this being fed, it's worse than being watched. With the world always filling you, no one has to worry about what's in your mind. With everyone's imagination atrophied, no one will ever be a threat to the world.” Chuck Palahniuk
Everyone is so worried about Big Brother watching. People spend hours every day wasting time and energy on the worry that someone might see something. Bi-peds hold their privacy so close, it is as important to them as air.
Maybe that is the problem. Everyone is so worried about who might see something they stopped concerning themselves with what they are or are not seeing. See Big Brother isn’t watching us, we are watching him.
Few are safe, because humanity has become addicted to watching everyone else, they’ve forgotten that there are traps they cannot see. They don’t think about the things that once seen cannot be unseen. So they watch.
What are those Kardashians up to today?
Who’s left in the Big Brother house?
Is Lindsey Lohan back in jail?
Who will be the NEXT American Idol?
While humanity is distracted with trivial interests like this, Big Brother, he’s kicking ass in every corner no one is looking. While so many were worried about some little girl falling off a stage last night on American Idol, 28 people were killed and another 235 wounded in Syria.
While everyone is watching everyone else’s status on Facebook, a couple was killed in Tennessee for un-friending another woman. The couple’s eight month old baby was found in its dead mother’s arms.
While Obama caves on the birth control issue and the Catholic church continues with it’s go forth and multiply message, proven by the average daily births worldwide of 353,015, no one stops to wonder what happens when there is just no more room.
Is it possible that we need to stop looking at the obvious and find out what the obvious is hiding behind its back?
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