Even though there is something bugging me right now and I don’t feel so good to begin with, let me just deviate from my usual reflections of my own life and talk about something that has been on my mind for quite a while. I never really had a chance to say it because well…as some of you know…my life hasn’t really been a cheerful sort of chapter so far.
But I guess if I don’t write about it, what’s the point of blogging anyway?
Which is what I want to talk about.
I completely understand the idea behind the freedom of speech and the dissemination of information to the masses. I completely understand the need to for blogs to evolve into places to talk about things like politics or religion. I mean, it is a natural thing to do. You got the whole world out there, why would anyone feel comfortable just talking about their life or what they did during the day.
Just one thing though.
Could we really take whatever people say in blogs seriously?
I mean, no matter how you look at it, there is a fine line between journalism and blogging about current affairs. When I look upon people who talk of their views about something and their evidence to prove it in their blogs, I’m reminded of one thing. It will still be their view and whatever evidence they have to prove will be based on their perception no matter how logical it is.
Even IF the conclusion gives the reader the chance to decide for themselves what is true or not, when the point of blogging is to reiterate whatever happened in your own perception, whatever you give will justify the end based upon your own perception anyway and however you tell it will still bleed of your own conviction and ideals.
Blogs that claim to bring to light evidence of truth are dangerous in their own right because how many of us “normal” people actually bother to do our own research regarding them? It doesn’t take much to tweak people with words that make sense to play upon the doubt and insecurities that they already have. Politicians and salesmen have been doing it for years on end.
Blogging is just another medium that can be just as potent.
What I’m really worried about as a whole is the level of “zeal” that some blogs posses in regards to systems like politics, administration or even religion. I’m not saying people are dumb, I’m just saying that people can be influenced just as as easily given the right words in the right way.
Don’t take my word for it.
Take Hitler’s legacy for it.
I know I have more things to say but as it is I seriously do not feel so well. It’s taken me 2 hours to write this in between dry coughs, a splitting headache and discussions about homosexual hang out spots which have no regard to the topic at hand.
Just one last thing to…whoever bothers to read this far anyway. Be responsible for the things you say especially in the world where people can actually turn left after signaling right. Be careful in the way you may project your own personal opinions and thoughts if you’re a person who advocates the better road of truth.
Even if you write on good intentions, things can snowball in ways that are beyond the control of what you wanted. Even for the greater good, fanatism and being parochial make dangerous bedfellows…and the human race unfortunately are choke full of that.
There is something sad in people who have the power but choose to do nothing about it.
There is something sadder in the people who have power but choose to use it for nothing.