Current affairs disconnected

It’s hard to separate news from headlines from civics from just plain understanding. Everything remains overlapped, bound together, and relevant, while at the same time somehow seeming disconnected.

Headlines are those items that pull our attention. In the internet realm, ‘click-bait’ is nefarious for eliciting responses from viewers. Ad revenue, personal data, even hacking potential. But headlines are just that – a phrase meant to elicit the response. Usually, the preference is to read the article. Though, now it’s likely enough simply to share it without having read it. (The Daily Beast compiled some examples of outrage over satirical writing thought to be true.)

We want fact, and we want truth. And, we wait. We try our best. We browse each new story, trying to make sense of what’s happening in our world. Connected to each other, and yet so far away.

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