Facebook, Twitter – Their Loss Would Be Bitter
No more Facebook or social media?
Imagine there’s no Facebook, you don’t even want to try. No Tumblr or Twitter, without them some would die. Imagine all the people; without the internet… The previous lyric line is a potentially reality-based parody of Imagine by John Lennon.
The world is perilously unstable in 2012. In Egypt, recently elected President Mohammed Mursi and the Muslim Brotherhood share a vision of a single, unified Islamist region. As evil tidings swirl around Syria and Bashar al-Assad, the Middle East stands at the precipice of war that could see fulfillment of Biblical prophecies written in Psalm 83, Isaiah 17:1, and Ezekiel 38-39.
In America as in much of the world, we are myopically consumed with iPhones, Androids and all of the apps that allow us to store our entire lives in a 4.5″ x 2.31″ x 0.37″ electronic box. We communicate and pontificate through Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and StumbleUpon. We post and share the mundane as if anyone would care: What we’ve had to eat and drink, who we’ve slept with, and when we walk the dog. Through websites like Foursquare we “check-in” and alert the world through GPS to where we are located at a particular time, so if someone desired to find and eliminate us, they’d experience no difficulty. Indeed, we have become all about “me.”
We are willingly being set up for a catastrophic fall. As we become more obsessed with “me”, our thin electronic boxes and our social media masturbation, we don’t see the supernatural storm clouds forming above us and around us. While walking and staring entranced at a 3.5″ screen, we are willfully unaware and ripe for a spiritual mugging.
It could all fall down at any time. What happens in the Middle East in the coming days, weeks, and months will directly affect America and Europe and likely hasten the economic collapse that we’ve been fighting to hold back with fiat currency. When the SHTF scenarios such as a Dollar collapse and the subsequent civil unrest take place, internet and cellphone service will be spotty at best and non-existent at worst.
Could you survive a life without Facebook? More importantly, what would you do if your credit, debit, and food benefits cards could no longer be consistently processed?
In The Wayfarers trilogy, some have fictionally experienced what may soon be faction in our world. Give it a read and you might get a heads-up on how to deal with what will soon play out in the non-fiction stories of our lives. Visit the “Recommended Reading” column to the right, starting with “Walking Dreams.” →