Has Logic Gone on Permanent Vacation ?

My eyes have watched the world
Watched it changing and rearranging
Getting stranger, and more polarized
Has logic gone on permanent vacation
Science has succumbed to the mob
And common sense no longer valid
The glowing screens keep preaching
Indoctrination disguised as teaching
We’re evolving…or so I’ve heard
Making things better, faster, more ‘correct’
But better for whom and by who’s standards?
All in all, I’m not convinced it’s working
Some of us still look at the bigger picture
But those numbers are dwindling
Comparing that which was known
And that which is part of the now,
Every day more history seems to disappear
Not gone, but erased and forgotten
I’m highly doubtful, in fact, quite skeptical
That what’s being sold is an improvement
Oh, it’s packaged bright and shiny
Less work and more leisure time
But at lower pay and lower results
This great regression is taking hold
Moving backwards instead of forward
And the nomenclature leading us astray
Good marketing and careful manipulation
And we’re tricked into acceptance
Sadly played like school children
Enamored by the flashing lights
So-called improvements and functionality
But when reality comes a calling
It’s all smoke, mirrors and controlling technology
With a smartphone that isn’t that smart
No, not at all, it’s just a tool of the trade
A portable prison cell that makes us visible
The electronic wardens are always aware
Every movement tracked
Every purchase ordered and recorded
Each keystroke and the time of day
Packed up neatly and sold to the highest bidder
And the funny thing, which isn’t all that funny
Is to watch the masses lock themselves in
Turning on every notification
So those little red circles show big numbers
And the thumbs up symbol keeps thumbing
Commentaries being commented
Location services on and transmitting
Conversations are now held on keyboards
Those keyboards are the gateway to emojis
And language is digressing
Into symbols and crude artistic renditions
We’ve stopped using our names
And pretend we’re someone else
Someone cool or pretty or cool and pretty
The false prophecy of virtual reality
And yet our anxiety shows through
Watching for every interaction
Keeping score while we beg for more
More likes, more shares, just more
The fragility and loss of human connection
And the sheep keep playing the game
But no one seems to care
That the game is rigged
The house always wins
Smart means pacified
Don’t believe me?
Just step out of line…..


Has Logic Gone on Permanent Vacation ?

As one of those who watches the ways of the world, I constantly shake my head at how the world is becoming more and more illogical by the day.  Common sense has been shelved for digital excitement, pleasures of the flesh, and political power.  The global media preaches a doctrine of dumbing down everyone except for their own self-appointed ‘Masters of the Universe’ who only seek profit and control.

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R J Schwartz

I write about everything and sometimes nothing at all. I'm fascinated by old things, rusty things, abandoned places, or anywhere that a secret might be unearthed. I'm passionate about history and many of my pieces are anchored in one concept of time or another. I've always been a writer, dating back to my youth, but the last decade has been a time of growth for me. I'm continually pushing the limitations of vocabulary, syntax, and descriptive phrasing.

2 thoughts on “Has Logic Gone on Permanent Vacation ?

  • April 12, 2021 at 6:22 PM

    A lot of what you say here has crossed my mind once or twice within the last few years. Nicely written and thought provoking read. Jamie


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