Dishonest Times

Post-truth was the word of the year in 2014, we passed that and have landed in dishonest times in 2022. We live in dishonest times, completely overwhelmed by digital social technologies for which our minds are not well adapted. As social creatures these influence us far more than we admit. They are especially dept at amplifying the worst of our collective humanity. Well endowed influence groups are shaping our minds and attitudes daily with crafted narratives and censorship facilitated by sophisticated algorithms and artificial intelligence. We, especially the young, have been subjected and heavily influenced by PR/propaganda with little defense. We are victimized by the loss of innocence. We feel overwhelmed, it’s too much and makes us feel powerless, so we put faith in caretakers in the form of corrupt centralized authorities.