An overslept GOOD MORNING!!! to you all! Yup, forgot to set the early morning alarm. My great start to 2022 is off to a not so good start! Grrrrr!
Tech Talk Tuesday Ed-vise today. Cause it’s TUESDAY! Time for some tech type talk!
Last night I watched Don’t Look Up starring Jennifer Lawrence and Leo DiCaprio among a star studded cast. Although a “tongue in cheek” movie about the end of the world via an incoming comet, it really resonated with today’s political climate.
The President, played by Meryl Streep, showed just how much that office is a beauty contest with no real intent of doing anything but appeasing the voters. She would not act on the imminent comet threat UNTIL her action would reflect in the polls. Sound like a familiar situation? Along the lines of a past president not taking action until it reflected in his popularity numbers?
Then, when it came time to act, a rich person stepped in to say how much mining could happen and money that could be made by harvesting the Planet Killer Comet. Then came the politics of greed which ultimately cost the world.
And, let’s not forget the press slants and minimizing that were going on. Trained scientists trying to explain that we are all going to die and those with a different interest claiming the scientists were pedophiles etc. You can’t help but roll your eyes at the fact that this happens NOW!
Glued to social media; taking information from unvetted sources in the press, this show was a mirror to our current situation with the pandemic.
Don’t get me wrong, I can get behind challenging the assumptions made by a credible source. I do it. If something doesn’t make sense, it is 100% OK to challenge that assumption. We should. If the assertion holds up, then, most likely, it is true. Our problem, today, has to do with the high school popularity contests. And the media knows this. They know that the good looking, popular, person saying whatever is much more likely believed than a scientist who has spent years in a lab, wild haired, disheveled looking, pale due to never going outside to enjoy the sun. Those scientists are viewed as “Crazy.”
I say this: if someone says “THE SKY IS FALLING” take a second and look up. You might have a problem on your hands.
I’m just saying
That’s it for today. Take care of yourselves. Check in on each other and remember snacks at the White House are 100% FREE!