The Grid Runner

America, We are in trouble.We, The People,┬áhave forgotten how to work together and if there were ever a time to do so, it has come. The last great president we had said these immortal words:"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same."~ Ronald ReaganHe was afforded the luxury of optimism. We haven't got that long. Through Social Media we have instant access to everyone's thoughts in real time. That coupled with the anonymity an on line presence offers, emotional reaction has come to govern our not-so-civil discourse. Trying to discuss issues facing us is impossible when there is no consequence for intellectual dishonesty, false narratives and hate-filled rhetoric presents a major hurdle to overcome. Ask yourself one thing, would you talk to people face to face the way you do on line? People are less inclined to filter their opinions when online but they are also less likely to filter their emotional reactions. When looking someone in the eye, there is a connection that cannot exist on Social Media. It is that connection…

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