Friday, 20 January 2017

Thought 439: Bellum Omnium Contra Omnes

Irony was in plenty when I posted on Facebook
"Facebook is a great medium to realise how little one has in common with one's 'friends'"
only for the comments to this post to highlight precisely that fact!

The internet does show to a large if not complete extent how pissed off we are a as a species, constantly fighting, disagreeing and even hurling abuse at others that we've never met.

Looking at it all with some ironic distance, this permanent (online) war of all against all (bellum omnium contra omnesis rather amusing if a little pathetic. 

Perhaps South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone had it right in satirising planet earth as a disjunctive, tragicomic and highly entertaining reality TV show for sentient beings throughout the universe to enjoy.