A COMPILATION OF GODCOMPLEX COMPLICATIONS
In the abscence of any certifiable evidence that our cosmic caregiver is hard at work, what with 30,000 children starving to death every day and all, it has fallen upon Homo Escapeons to fill in the void. You know how Nature abhors a vacuum!
The insane actions of 9/11 are an extreme example of this. The assholes who took it upon themselves to force their maniacal will upon others were acting out the ultimate power trip..taking the life of others..Playing God.
Now we all get to play God every time we get behind the wheel of our automobiles. Suddenly we have the ability to 'rub out' other people at our leisure. Road Rage is really the manifestation of individuals who become disproportionately irritated because other motor vehicle operators somehow fail to recognize the power at their disposal...especially those of us who have severely limited control over their personal lives.
Another example of playing God are Middle Managers, who sometimes become giddy with authority and relish the opportunity to make the lives of their subordinates a living hell. This usually happens because the Executives are too busy enjoying the benefits and trappings of having clawed their way up the ladder without being murdered by all of their victims.
Certain occupations lend themselves to playing God better than others...the "A" Listers are obvious; Doctors, Judges, Politicians, make real Life & Death decisions about others every day. The next level (A-) would prolly include the upper echelon of the Media, Pollsters and Film Directors.
The Media is having a golden age of sorts because they get to convey information, both real and imaginary, however they want to present it. They can supplement any 'angle' they want with purposely driven data from their favorite Pollster. Because Humans are emotional creatures and not rational beings, it is easy to manipulate the great unwashed. Seeing IS Believing right?
In much the same vein Film Directors can prey upon our genetic blindside for abstaining from reason in favor of embracing our emotions, and further their version, I mean vision, of what constitutes reality, by creating whatever the hell they want to up on the BIG SCREEN..once again Seeing IS Believing.
Aside from the opportunity to burrow into rising starlets at their leisure, Directors have the incredible power to overwhelm our senses. To my way of thinking, this is the coolest method of playing GOD.
It is a shame that we are emotionally driven-fact avoidance gluttons for punishment. All that we Earthlings need to do, is set aside one day and collectively stop the wheels from turning and yell in unison,
"I'm Mad as Hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!"
WHY DON'T WE?