I agree, moonrambler: it was stunning the people and groups I was able to bring together. And st33med, I understand about blocking. As I said, there are multiple reasons I'm leaving. "Blocking" the annoyances is the least of the problem.
Living my convictions is part of it. But also, as an Indigo, I will go into an event and quick-study. While Facebook has its merits, stepping back and looking at the bigger picture is important.
Escapeplan clearly sees much of that big picture (and blessings on your path!). I want to emphasize that I have participated in political activism since my teen years. I've learned enough to know that activism isn't going to do anything meaningful: the opposition has had the resources to thwart any movement by merely infultrating them...by studying their interactions, likes, dislikes and intentions. The time has come, Luke Skywalker, to find the ONE within us. The Hopi Elders statement says it best:
WE are the ones we are looking for.
Dezarae, you are quite correct...along with similar observations, that it can be a great tool. Let us also ponder a bit beyond that: is anyone going to go into a trap with rotten bait? I tried using one of my socks to catch trout. The fish just weren't biting that day.
Ted Kadzinski (or however it's spelled) also known as the Unibomber, made several intelligent observations in his "manifesto". One of which is: what is optional today becomes mandatory tomorrow. He used the automobile as a good example. Cars weren't necessary in a slower world. Now you MUST have a car (in many cultures) or you become homeless (and "homelessness" is technically illegal). We can look at several items in our daily lives that have become mandatory...as life's speed has increased, what has been gained? A lot of impatience, competition and wasting of resources.
I am grateful for those who have responded here. I also need to express a brotherly love for all who befriended me on Facebook and interacted with me there. THAT KIND OF NETWORK is a fractal example of "The Grid". The Grid requires our telepathic focus, and so long as we use prosthetics (crutches for the senses) we will NOT develope a strong connection to the world of telepathy or clair/audio voyance.
And i say, sincerely, that those of you I befriended, I asked because I think the world of you, unconditionally.
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