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Political Theatre 

That's really all politics is... theatre, and bad theatre at that. The actors vie for our emotional engagement, rarely appealing to any intellectual or rational reasoning. They bombard us with scripted dialogue designed to arouse our most base emotions. Truth is buried under steaming piles of ideology and outright lies. Social media undermines thoughtful analysis and media outlets only amplify political messaging. Small screen conditioned attention spans prevent in depth analysis.

Politics has become a bad…

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Truth Post Truth 

Truth has become an elusive commodity - we are living in the era of post truth. To be completely truthful, for all of human existence facts have always teetered on the edge of extinction in the world of power and politics. There may have been more public integrity and honesty in the past but recent politicians and the advent of open, unmediated social media have opened the floodgates of fake news with truth difficult to discern among the steaming piles of lies and deception.

Many of us have come to expect…

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We Need a New Face-to-Facebook 

The fact that social media channels like Facebook are being used to manipulate our thoughts and opinions shows that current social media is failing us. By association, the Internet is failing us. A communication tool that many of us thought would pull us together is tearing us apart. Instead of fostering compassion and understanding across our diverse planet it is serving to fuel the fires of hatred and division. 

We share reams of personal data over social media channels that we would never provide to…

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