What happens when objective and subjective reality collide?

Metaphor for subjective reality ruling: a kid driving a car, or worse yet, a bus
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I think youngsters 18-22 years old have been living in The Matrix1 most of their lives. They spend inordinate amounts of time connected to digital devices where reality is blurred in both form and content.

When science fiction becomes real, reality becomes easier to fake and harder to distinguish

What was science fiction for the Jetsons in 1962 became a reality in the 21st century. I remember many years ago when FaceTime first became popular for out-of-state grandparents to see/talk to their grandchildren. I was not impressed. Young children do not have a developed sense of objective reality. I said to my husband that videophones were a very dangerous technology because the lines between reality and unreality were being blurred.

Young children would be unable to distinguish a frightening monster on television from grandma or grandpa on the computer/cell phone. The children would insist the monster was real because, after all, they know they are talking to their real grandparents. This is no small thing.

Parents would no longer be able to convince little Johnny that the monster on television was not real. These children will have difficulty developing a rooted footing in objective reality which makes them easy to exploit. Reality testing was challenged constantly as screen time increased for children whose parents/caretakers plunked them in front of the television to quiet them.

The parents were also being increasingly indoctrinated away from objective reality by news and entertainment media disinformation and misinformation designed for social engineering. The result was that both parents and children were being pushed toward subjective reality and away from objective reality.

And now the present…

The current bifurcation in society reflects the divisions in society between those living in objective reality and those living in subjective reality. That is how the psychodynamics of Dear America: Who’s Driving the Bus? tie into society. The social engineers are deliberately pushing generations of Americans into subjective reality where they are easy to exploit and can be controlled.

Consider how easy it has been to convince an “adult” population that porous paper masks will keep them safe from a deadly virus. People living in objective reality (the world of facts) are having the same difficulty convincing those living in subjective reality (the world of feelings) that the entire mask/pandemic narrative is political medicine, not medical science. It is the same difficulty little Johnny’s mother has trying to convince him that the monster on television is not real.

“Getting away from reality” is how the 18-22 year-olds cope with the cognitive dissonance created when objective and subjective reality collide. Consider this – the measure of a person’s mental health used to be defined by how in touch that individual is with objective reality.

The deliberate attack on objective reality has been the most powerful weapon in the war on America – legalizing drugs has just made it easier – drugs are the speed lane to subjective reality.

Editor’s Notes

1 The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, and The Matrix: Revolution, prod/dir. The Brothers (now The Sisters) Wachowski. With Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, et al. Warner Bros. Pictures, 1999ff.

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Linda Goudsmit is the devoted wife of Rob and they are the parents of four children and the grandparents of four. She and Rob owned and operated a girls clothing store in Michigan for forty years before retiring to the beaches of sunny Florida. A graduate of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Linda has a lifelong commitment to learning and is an avid reader and observer of life. She is the author of the philosophy book ​Dear America: Who's Driving the Bus?, the children’s picture book series, Mimi's Strategy, and The Book of Humanitarian Hoaxes: Killing America with ‘Kindness.’ It is with pride and humility that she is sharing her thoughts, observations, and philosophy of behavior in the many articles she has written that are featured on this website.
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