Americans increasingly see information as reaching a breakwater at which, the value of information is outweighed by the nuisance of it, calling to mind our Mr Eliot who asked, presciently:
“Where is the wisdom when lost in information?”
Chartered accountants and related men of unbearable dreariness, employ axioms such as:
“The Law of diminishing returns.”
This Law mandates that at some point, a very good and desirable thing becomes so overdone as to become dreary and tiresome, and at that point, the beneficial returns on efforts employed in that very good and desirable thing, diminish, and ultimately, fade away.
I think it likely that the current American obsession with information has, itself, reached a point of diminishing returns.
IL MIGLIOR FABBRO
- At Washington, capital city of the terminally self-absorbed, mortal man holds to fleeting, feeble and fallible opinion, God immutable fact.
In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man.~~Finis Origine Pendet…The escape commences…~~September, 1957~~Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic parochial school, called, by anyone of any background, simply: “Chan~al,” a place where, of an autumn day in 1957, school, for me, began and ended in the first convening of the first grade in which a tiny nun, one Sister Dom Bosco, appeared before me, just behind the window appearing at far left of this photograph, and piped out this: “I may be small, but so then, is the Atom Bomb.”~~My determination to escape school commenced immediately on hearing about this Atom Bomb business and took 16 dicey and arduous years to finally accomplish.~~~~Non SibiThe escape continues…~~September, 1966~~The Cathedral Latin School~~Finis Origine Pendet~~Κύριε ἐλέησον~~
Rejoice and Glad!!
~The Original Angry Bird~~The Catholic University of America Screaming Red Cardinal Mascot~~
~~EX LIBRIS~~~~THEOS EK MĒCHANĒS~~Friday, 15 January, The New Year’s Eve, Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi, 2016th
http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=122865699&trk=hb_tab_pro_top“Jean-Marie Le Pen is a friend. He is dangerous for the political set because he’s the only one who’s sincere. He says out loud what many people think deep down, and what the politicians refrain from saying because they are either too demagogic or too chicken. Le Pen, with all his faults and qualities, is probably the only one who thinks about the interests of France before his own.”~~
French actor~~Alain Delon
CONCEPT OF THE CATHOLIC AND ROYAL ARMY OF AMERICA (CRAA)
THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICASeal of The Catholic University of America
Deus Lux Mea Est
Acta Est Fabula
The escape concludes…
The Catholic University Of America, Washington, District of Columbia.
1976, Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi.
Acta Est Fabula.
Yes, interesting article and dead-on point about not just Americans, but all who have access to getting their opinions out there… I was a truck driver for a while (one of 3 careers in all) so i can tell ya, when you pass by a highway Truck Stop on a Saturday night, the CB radio becomes completely useless. This bi-directional internet social media thing is only different in that there are now billions of truck drivers hanging out at the truck stop.
In short, almost everyone wants to chime in with their 2 cents, given the opportunity. The communications giants like Verizon aren’t stupid. Just like the builder of the Tower of Babel wasn’t stupid… until. Well, perhaps they have a Plan B this time.
I think that many, most particularly the young, have grown very tired of chasing technology rainbows all over the place and while everybody still needs information, there is a growing awareness that everybody doesn’t need to be bombarded day and night with any and all information.