I Believe… [Y2K Redux]

I Believe… [Y2K Redux]

By Don Hall

…that the hysteria surrounding Y2K was worldwide, caused a low-grade mass anxiety and ultimately makes us all (those around for it) look a bit silly in hindsight. When confronting all of the hysteria, low-grade anxiety of today, I'd suggest we remember Y2K.

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…that nothing has brought us so close to the brink of the end of all civilization than the new found exaltation of subjectivity. Truth defined solely through the lens of personal experience has squashed both any attempts for objective standards and an acceptance of factual information.

...that voting in a democracy is not an act of heroism. It’s your responsibility. Voting for a pedophile is a grave misuse of that responsibility. Voting for the guy not a pedophile is just basic common sense.

…that eventually Amazon, Netflix, Apple, Disney and Comcast will own everything under the sun. Huxley was right—'Soma' will be the end of us all given that none of these corporations provide us with much more than distraction from reality.

…that Star Wars: The Last Jedi is a game changer for the franchise. Writer/director Rian Johnson subverts the tradition of each and every installment mirroring the previous (in sometimes clumsy ways) and begins to change the saga from that of the Skywalker clan to a larger, more egalitarian tale. While I prefer a more character-driven humor to his Benny Hill-style slapstick, I loved the ride and the direction he takes it. Quite frankly, the more I think about it, the more I like it.

BONUS BELIEF: that nothing speaks louder to the unbelievably divided nation more than the "LOVE IT/HATE IT" reaction to The Last Jedi. When we all can't come together over Star Wars, we are truly doomed.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi — Ripped From the Gen X Nostalgia Train

Star Wars: The Last Jedi — Ripped From the Gen X Nostalgia Train

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