Conceding that the internet will never be suitable for anything other than cute animal pictures, I am giving up my raison-d’être for delivering social and philosophical insight into the nature of our culture, our universe, and our selves. People do not wish to contemplate their purpose, nor do they long for a just society if it means having to think critically about the world around them. I have failed to stop the tides, and it seems the only course of action is to give in to the mindlessness of hedonistic distractionism.

So, here is a list of cute animal pictures. They are numbered because breaking everything down into manageable chunks is the only way to communicate within the insipidness of the internet age.

1.

Can caring about this kitten and caring about the societal decay that surrounds us coexist? No. It's one or the other.

Convince the people of the beneficence of your tyranny, and they will wage your wars against the oppressed for you.

2.

Substituting direct human contact for digital communication has been the greatest failure of the technological age.

Substituting direct human contact for digital interaction has been the greatest failure of the technological age.

3.

Human fragility is not the lack of stoic endurance, but the fear of the inevitable. The fear of death. Only when we accept the end do we become strong.

Human fragility is not the lack of stoic endurance, but the fear of the inevitable. The fear of death. Only when we accept the end do we become strong.

4.

Is fear of the Other intrinsic to the human condition, or conditioned into us by the power elite? We may destroy ourselves before the answer is discovered.

Is fear of the Other intrinsic to the human condition or learned? We may destroy ourselves before the answer is discovered.

5.

The isolation we suffer due to the competitive nature of society leads us to believing happiness is only available through mindful exertion, rather than connecting with a greater purpose.

The isolation begotten from our culturally-imposed competitiveness leads us to believe happiness is only available through mindful exertion, rather than connecting with a greater purpose.

6.

Fighting for our differences will only serve to obfuscate our similarities.

7.

If we believe in the supremacy of our current paradigm, then history is nothing but a long series of misinterpretations. Given this trend, what merit does our 'truth' really hold?

If we believe in the supremacy of our current paradigm, then history is nothing but a long series of misinterpretations. Given this trend, what value does our ‘truth’ really hold?

8.

When the end comes, both sides will look to the other and say, “I told you so!”

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