Night of the World, Morning of the Universe: A Gleam of Hope in a Vapid Global Society


It appears that a superficial orientation to any subject is rampantly extant as a buyer’s catalog/introductory for masses of consumers that are indeed introduced, yet are never fully immersed. Yes, they buy, but purchasing negates understanding.

If you can hear someone’s headache going away, what does that signify?

-Absolutely nothing, it is nearly impossible to observe objectivity while immersed in meaningless buzzing.

However, when your ear drums are infected, your brain does not have to rot, conversely, let it grow in spite of the drone. One may ask, how can you not experience ambivalence in relation to society? You must realize that this conflict stems from a general concern: apathy and zealotry are two sides of the same coin.

It is true that life is purgatorial, and that is why people are attracted to extremes, black and white, when in reality ambiguity pervades. The irrelevant word is not spoken just for the sake of it, it is given in order to create an image. When this does not pertain to anything of substance, with the sole purpose of maintaining an illusion, then it is un-genuine, deliberately subversive, and utterly unbearable. Societal norms are based upon this idea, especially in recent times, when humans are not judged, but their hopelessly fake self-reflections represented by (sometimes singular, oftentimes multiple) internet persona[s] are… Thus, undue credit to the self is too often pitifully given as a seemingly transparent contradiction.

However, there are cases when confusion abounds, or that words are misunderstood as meaningless because of a chasm between subjective experiences. This is not contradictory, as subjectivity and objectivity are also two sides of the same coin. In truth, you are familiar with the concept that is expressed but it is just presented in a completely alien way.

These proverbial children are degenerating in mass-produced shells, and like Agamemnon, are quick to wrath because of expected societal reactions. People think that they have experienced the objective simply because they exist, at least in some sense, when in reality they are merely another clone in their own self-absorbed world. It is foolish to think that solipsism (whether conscious or not)  and freedom can coexist. When regarding others, the subject must always revolve back to the problems that they cannot perceive. Intentions may be justified in their own mind, which is why they can never be wrong: inherently and ironically, they are perfect.

The ability to bear the perfectly imperfect fades and then dies. Sensing the motives and desires of others is ruinous for the self. There is pointlessness, there is an oversimplification of everything based on experiencing and wading through mounds of bullshit, no, humanshit. Yes, there are vast differences between individuals, and it is understandable that no one can understand one another. Yet it is apparent that the masses are indeed clones, and that worthlessness is paramount. This harks back to the idea of an online entity representing the self. It has become an epidemic in that it no longer represents the self, it has become the self. Humans are influenced by what they perceive as their own creation, when it is only a cloned construction dictated by the oligarchs that have been successfully pacifying the masses for centuries.

For a brief instant, Anonymous seemingly destroyed this oppressive tool by shedding the idea of having a false personality. This was unfortunately reversed, however when Anonymous was given a face, specifically: Guy Fawkes. This phenomenon was hijacked by capitalism, and it should have been unsurprising considering the Che Guevara t-shirt precedent.

Is this struggle orchestrated, or is it organic? Neoliberalism’s best defense is true in that most conspiracy theories are ludicrous, but it is the greatest shame that these fears are not baseless.

This is the decade of dreaming dangerously, yet will emancipation from this wretched, disorderly order come to fruition anytime soon?

Freedom will be realized once humanity settles the final frontier. Only then: when communities are protected from corporations and governments by the vacuum and enormousness of space, will there be peace.

About Sean William Lynch
Sean William Lynch is a poet from New Jersey who was born in 1992. Lynch's first book of poems "the city of your mind" was published in 2013 by Whirlwind Press. Frank Sherlock, the poet laureate of Philadelphia, called Lynch's debut poetry book "visionary." CA Conrad claimed that the book was "marvelous!" S.W. Lynch's writing has been featured in numerous publications online and in print, including Milkfist, Poetry Quarterly, and Tincture Journal.

4 Responses to Night of the World, Morning of the Universe: A Gleam of Hope in a Vapid Global Society

  1. Great post! Very interesting and thought-provoking!

  2. “Intentions may be justified in their own mind, which is why they can never be wrong: inherently and ironically, they are perfect.”

    I’ve been thinking of this recently. But it didn’t occur to me that the prevalence of social networks and forums and blogs on the internet are inflaming this human disease. A false sense of identity that identifies the self with the external persona more than the internal choice-maker from which those externals come. Far as I know, anyone capable of deceiving others is capable of deceiving himself.

  3. Yes, but the saddest thing are people that are only capable of deceiving themselves. Which may convince those who don’t care to know much about anyone except for the persona that is influenced by the Other, in Lacanian terms.

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