As I am forming impressions, there seem to be certain trends on Facebook. There seems to be a grouping into those who support the status quo versus those who want to restore the US Constitution. What is alarming are the open expressions of endorsement of violence by both sides.
Those supporting the Constitution seem to divide into the severely naïve with a touch of jingoism and those who are painfully consciously aware of the difficulties in returning to Constitutional rule. Many of those who regard themselves as “conservative” are oblivious to their own tendencies towards control and over control. They endorse all kinds of social legislation oblivious to the fact they are endorsing further enlargement of government. Furthermore, they accept the entitlements offered them regardless of the fact that the growth of entitlements enslaves them further AND increases the instability of the system.
Those supporting the “status quo” are growing more boisterous and posting more in-your-face comments. They appear on a continuum of anti-God from agnosticism to overt denigration of God. On the other hand “constitutionalists” seem to attract more who believe in God but few demonstrate any “fear of The LORD.”
The most alarming trend is the open endorsement of violence. Yet, when seen in the context of the prevailing culture and the mainstream media and even talk-radio, the clamors to open rebellion and calls to revolution and war become more understandable and, sadly, more acceptable.
Current trends in advertising depict more law enforcement scenarios and more confrontational scenarios. Overall, there is an alarming trend towards desensitization of assaults upon the human body (gory crimes scenes on television in fantasy morgues) and an acceptance of the violations of basic human and Constitutional rights of “others” (police reality shows). It’s all perfectly acceptable when it involves “others,” especially in a voyeuristic manner.
It is scary in that there are many precipitating factors towards disorder and violence. With the sheer ignominy of those elected to represent US failing to represent US properly and acting apposite the will of the people, it appears we may be headed for a show down in the near future.
It saddens me because few seem to realize how much they are being manipulated and as the mechanisms of that manipulation are pointed out to them, they seem eager to “deny” the reality of that manipulation thus increasing the mass of insanity. The mass delusion of the “leftists” that ‘someone will give me something for nothing’ has played well into the encroaching slavery imposed by BOTH the right (Neo-cons) and the left (Progressives) from followers of Plato to those involved in outright Satan worship and the old religions of the Old Testament (Babylon, Canaan).
Facebook appears to be producing factions mirroring those which will propagate the coming second American Revolution.