C’est la question fondamentale actuelle. Nous sommes plongés dans un flot d’informations continues, il est impossible d’échapper aux pires tumultes et soubresauts du monde actuel. Comment résister est tout le défit, quand simultanément, le déroulement d’un monde encore sans heurt perdure, constitue toujours une partie de votre vie.

Mais aussi, au même instant, certaines personnes choisissent la fuite en avant dans une inconscience égoïste, à la fois infantile, et criminelle. Elles préfèrent ignorer ce qui les dérangent.



Pharmacien de campagne.


Michele Marsh · November 26, 2021 at 1:34 am

COVID stripped the bandage off of a lot of issues that should be discussed but people have their own coping mechanisms to deal with bad things in this world
They are certainly worthy of discussing so I hope you do spotlight what you feel

    radaghast · November 26, 2021 at 2:21 am

    Mes propos n’étaient pas clairs, j’en suis désolée. Dans ce monde où l’enfer côtoie le paradis, il est difficile de garder la raison. Je voulais dénoncer l’attitude des personnes qui choisissent d’ignorer ce qui les dérange pour continuer à vivre comme des oiseaux sur une branche.

Serv · November 27, 2021 at 6:38 pm

I guess I don’t totally understand what you were trying to say in response to me here. I was writing about a tragedy that (a) actually happened within 100 mi of me and which is causing a lot of anguish here and (b) about which it never occurred to me that it could be a parody. It also wasn’t a case of information overflow; it was something that affected people here quite personally. As the local Christmas parades go on, they are incorporation increased security and also commemorative elements for the victims in Waukesha. So I’m not sure about the connection.

That said, these articles are about news so bad that you wonder if it’s parodic or ironic. I can certainly think of examples of that (and there were a lot of them particularly during the Trump administration, to the point that people started making jokes about the actual news vs parody news sites / papers that are very popular here, like The Onion). However, I would disagree that less information is really the solution.

    aradaghast · November 28, 2021 at 1:48 am

    Il y a votre analyse à la lettre et mon analyse à distance.
    Si je vous comprends bien. Vous présentiez une tragédie indiscutable avec ses conséquences. Vous analysiez les commentaires de la population, des médias, des politiques, des policiers. Leurs recherches sur des causes, sur des réponses à apporter (répressives ou non) qui restent toujours partiales, imparfaites, insuffisantes …
    De mon côté, je présentais la dichotomie qu’il y a entre une tranquillité apparente d’un monde sans remous (nature, vie tranquille) et entre le tumulte des évènements auquel ce monde est confronté, au même instant. Le cerveau a du mal à appréhender ces 2 réalités opposées, allant même jusqu’à penser à une fiction, une parodie. (J’ajouterai que cela pourrait expliquer certaines dérives comme les conspirationnistes, les théories du complot).
    Je suis d’accord sur la nécessité d’informer. Mais je fustige ceux qui préfèrent ignorer les réalités et comme dans la fable de La Fontaine “La Cigale et La Fourmi”continuent de danser.

      Serv · December 2, 2021 at 10:08 pm

      I’m guessing those people need more / better information.

        radaghast · December 3, 2021 at 1:21 am

        I should like you were right, that it could be enough…
        But I doubt and wonder if it could never be.

          Serv · December 3, 2021 at 9:12 pm

          I don’t know if it’s enough but it’s certainly the first step.

          The problem with ideology is that it makes information unimportant, i.e., wordview already determines what qualifies as information. So, for instance, in the case I was talking about, all the information about the individual who drove into the crowd *before* the people were killed, except that he had a long criminal record, is obliterated in most of the media. Yesterday his mother released a statement sharing condolences with the families of the dead in which she said that her son had mental health issues and that after he reached adulthood they did not have insurance or resources to deal with the problem. There is a *very* long story there that gets edited into “he’s a criminal” and even “he’s a mentally ill criminal,” but of the five or six media outlets I follow, only one of them reported the mother’s statement. The rest were focused on what the man himself said, which was “I feel like I am being demonized.” (I couldn’t help but think he’s trying to create a case for a change of venue hearing for the final trials.) It’s not that I think the outcome for this man will be any different, as much as I think more information (perhaps an overwhelming flood of information) is necessary to break the worldviews of people who have always already decided “what the real problem is.”

          radaghast · December 4, 2021 at 1:11 am

          Je n’aimerais pas être un juré d’assise (Jury at the Assize Court not for me). Now, they are often in jail bcs less money for psychiatry.
          “The problem with ideology is that it makes information unimportant, i.e., wordview already determines what qualifies as information. ” Malheureusement so true including about COVID-19 subject… Je devrais reprendre l’écriture du journal d’un pharmacien de campagne au temps de la 5 éme vague, (toujours plein d’anecdotes, des situations absurdes, still alive but older with whiter hair).

Rachel · November 29, 2021 at 11:59 am

Its difficult, because we are overloaded with information coming at us from all directions evey minute of the day. Back when I was a kid all you had was the newspapers and the news bulletins. Now we can see what is happening in literally every part of the world and it is overwhelming. Our tiny brains literally can not deal with that amount of info.

Serv · December 6, 2021 at 11:11 pm

This is why everyone needs the intro course in philosophy (laughs wryly). Knowing what you know and don’t know and all that.

    radaghast · December 7, 2021 at 12:12 am

    “Once upon a time…”
    En section scientifique, alors que la plupart des lycéens redoutent le verdict des notes de philosophie au baccalauréat, à l’écrit et à l’oral les miennes étaient excellentes. Chère professeure, je vous accorde que c’était il y a bien longtemps (1978).

Serv · December 7, 2021 at 5:04 am

[laughs, smiles]

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