All tagged merton

Stories Stories Stories - Sanity Comes At A Price

Reality is parsed through the prism of storytelling. This can be beautiful, distilled intensity that’s emotional and compelling. It can be horrifying, focused on fears and misery. In all cases it’s occupying; it passes the day. Trouble is, the storytelling may have outlived its usefulness and what no doubt has driven homo sapiens to date may now be the recipe for our extinction.

FAKE-NEWS INFESTS THE INTERNET OF THINGS (FOR SALE)

Fake News is often used to describe bogus political stories but Fake News is a by-product of consumerism - whites whiter than white - and it’s more corrupting online than in blaring soft-porn commercials on network television. In this scribble, the author takes on the “product review” and the collective “review site” and the “expert reviews” including: how to spot bias, corruption, fake, sponsored falseness as well as identifying the authentic quality worth trusting for purchase advice.

IRISH BORDER - BREXIT RUBBER MEETS REALITY ROAD

Why are millions of Remainers refusing to accept the referendum on Brexit in 2016? It's easy to soapbox about liberal elites not accepting democracy when it makes choices they don’t agree with but this is wrong. Setting aside politics and class and party lines, Brexit is a question of reality and responsibility; on actions that must be when words and fantasy simply can’t.