History DOES Repeat.
Rage Against the Machine was a popular anti-establishment band around the turn of the 20th century into the 21st. Their rage urged the poor and downtrodden to violently opposed the rich and powerful.
Throughout their active playing lives, the message radically encouraged serious opposition against anything relevant to the machine... to them, the machine was considered government intervention and capitalism.
As an aside, I often wondered if the band members ever understood that the machine they so violently opposed was the very mechanism making them millionaires.
Similarly, it would be interesting to know what percent of their riches was given to the poor they constantly encouraged to destroy the machine
Is it time to rage?This is a different time and the different place.
There is a new machine. The old machine actually produced the new one. The new machine is a nuts-and-bolts (OK, bits and bytes) device that creates the oxymoron a virtual reality.
The new machine has seized significant control of our lives. Mentally, emotionally and physically, Big Brother now fits in our pockets and purses. It exudes comfort and connectedness, Semiconductors and electromagnetic waves consume our time and manage our lives.
Is it time for us to rage against this new machine?
Is it too late?
Do we want to?
Even if we wanted to?