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Polarizing Figures

Society operates today with a generation of “leaders” meant to illicit hatred. It’s not by accident that we have the most ridiculous, feckless morons in the highest offices of the land. Be aware. I wrote my song “Polariser” based on this idea. You can observe how the psychological poison trickles down into every aspect of life — and if we’re really unaware, we internalize it, becoming self-hating, easily polarized within our own hearts and minds, pushing and pulling our emotions to extremes. It’s a downward spiral that saps our capacity for joy, love, gratitude, connection with others, logic, and reason. It inevitably leads to isolation, overwhelm, anxiety attacks, depression, and even suicidal tendencies.

It is within this madness that proliferates asinine ideas such as “anti-vaxxers are superspreading vermin who are the reason we can’t go back to living a normal life” and “pro-vaxxers and mask-tards are ignorant, mindless sheep who couldn’t read a statistical chart without an excessive use of colors and emojis.” Neither statement is true, and these remarkably stupid generalizations are what the lying, maligned parasites of the political arena, the “experts” of mainstream and alternative news, and social media influencers, are guilty of promoting day in and day out.

When we derail and disempower ourselves through either participating in, or worse, internalizing the malevolent extrinsic clown show, we lose our capacity to learn and discern what is true about anything. We’ll easily take sides, and believe that demonizing and scapegoating “the others” is empowering, when clearly it only further drains and repels and defeats everyone with a soul. Fractured communities are much easier to manipulate and control than an organized, compassionate, caring, aware populace.

If nothing else, the events of the past two years should serve as a wake-up call to us all, as politics and policies have devolved into irrational, ridiculous child’s play, fomenting inflammatory hate speech, incited by divisive, segregationist bullying. These are the end times for our failing systems. We should be ready to get our hands dirty when the rebuilding begins.