Fringes UnHinged


Smack dab in the face, clarity arrives:

Smack Dab in the Face

Now, let’s have a hot cup of tea and consider a few things about thoughts and the requirements that lead to thinking. To learn is to acquire wisdom and being wise requires a life in love with learning and lessons. A singular most fantastic attribute of Homo Sapiens pertains to the size of our brains: [from Wiki Human] “Advantages that explain this evolutionary success include a relatively larger brain with a particularly well-developed neocortex, prefrontal cortex and temporal lobes, which enable high levels of abstract reasoning, language, problem solving, sociality, and culture through social learning.  They are characterized by erect posture and bipedal locomotion; manual dexterity and increased tool use, compared to other animals; and a general trend toward larger, more complex brains and societies.

The Latin translation for Homo Sapien is “wise person”.

Here is a more troubling line from the Wiki:  “The ingenuity and adaptability of Homo sapiens has led to its becoming, arguably, the most influential species on the planet; it is currently deemed of least concern on the Red List of endangered species by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. (font color and italics, my own)

Take one more sip and put that cup down. Think about this: 49% of the populace who support a particular candidate running for President didn’t go to college. A large portion of Americans have little to no desire to grow their minds and they actually feel disdain for those who do. This makes them extraordinarily easy to manipulate. America and the world face a human who suffers from a psychiatric disorder wishing to take over the White House; a man who can be described as anything but telegenic has been enabled to use technology to compel a population to pay attention to him. History repeating in the worst way befalls us. (Click the hyperlink; you’ll find it interesting. Note the date is July 2015 and look where we are now…)

I fear that we are at the precipice of a full-scale social war in the United States. The 2016 election changes everything no matter WHO becomes elected. The unhinged fringes have become unleashed and are resolved to give access to one man they think can save them. What type of thinking occurs in the minds of these particular people? Fear, anxiety, aversion. No self-respecting woman would support this candidate, and a plurality of Republican women do. Any American who actually thinks would not support a man like this who wishes only for the power in the title. The problem with this particular human is that he is on the brink of having the ability to put us on that endangered species list.  Europe knows it, and is experiencing a similar swelling of nationalism from the populist right, with unhinged fringes gaining power.  “Hello, Norbert, Boris, Marine, Sylvi, Kristian, and Geert.  {insert feeling of “shudder to think” if they all become elected…}

What can one do to inform, influence, and inspire fellow humans to open their minds to learning? I believe that every one of us “humans who think” should turn to technology to broadcast the wonders of education and preach the beauty of mind expansion. We must triumph over ignorance. We must excite, affect, and embolden the masses to activate their brains. Otherwise, stagnation and manipulation will destroy America and the world very soon.

Make an effort. It may well be our last.

To the media: notice I’ve purposefully left the person’s name out of this blog save for the hyperlinks. It’s damn well time that you do the same.


A quote from Mencken…ironic, eh?

About danaj33

writer * department chair of Broadcast Electronic Media Arts and audio faculty at City College of San Francisco * music composer and producer * always in discovery mode, learning, living, loving, and laughing.
This entry was posted in Education, People, Politics, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s