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Smartphones Have Debased Society

March 6, 2015

Smartphones-e1393077260832.jpg(left, smart phone apocalypse)

Thanks to smartphones, people are always
distracted. They are not interacting with people
or places in the moment. Baby boomers like
David Douthit have banished them from their lives.

by David Scott Douthit


Everywhere, people seem to be glued to their smartphones. I was at one of my son's baseball games. My ex-wife and my daughter were in the bleachers behind home plate. Neither one saw any of the game, as they were both busy texting the entire game. My son hit his first home run. After the game he asked his Mom if she saw it. She answered, "Saw what?"

Peter texting in the woods.JPGI tried the smartphone thing around ten years ago. The problem was people kept calling me up. They would call when I was walking the dog. They would call when I was taking a nap. They would call and expect me to call them back immediately, and get mad when I didn't. The smart phone was much more an inconvenience, than convenience. I threw it away, and have not had one since. 

My wife and I had to put a sign on our front door that reads "Turn that bleeping smartphonr off!" because her kids kept coming over to make phone calls, or at least that is the way it seemed. It was aggravating when a visitor comes over and just had to "take this call" or that call after call. Or, they would be sitting on the couch looking at the smart phone and texting. You get schizophrenic trying to converse with someone who is some place else mentally all the time.


Then there is the matter of electromagnetic radiation waves emitted from the smart phone into the users brain.

There is ample evidence smartphones cause brain tumors, as well as a host of other maladies. I make it a point to tell all my family and friends about that risk. It is usually dismissed with a, "So what? Everybody dies sometime."

Erect-282x300.pngAlthough my son has a smartphone, I do not allow him to put it up next to his brain, or carry it in his pocket next to his testicles. Organ tissue is much more sensitive than muscle or bone. My boy is only seventeen, but I would like him to use his brain, and father some grand kids someday.

This generation will be stunted. They have conceded their cognitive ability to computers and cell phones. It appears this has enabled them to argue and bicker with people non-stop. The smartphone is a extension of their sour attitude. Grammar and good manners are gone.

This generation has no morals. The breakdown of morality has a lot to do with rise of technology. You would think technology would not have affect  morality, but it has enabled the wolves among us to be more wolf-like. Guys brag about bedding hundreds of women. They attribute the ability to meet more women to modern technology. 

Most modern men have absolutely no standards. The only standard they have is their ability to use other people. The exact inverse of the Golden Rule.

I also try to stay off the computer. I have to admit, it is addictive. The pixels excite the brain in a drug-like fashion. I have spent too much time on the computer in the past. It didn't make me any happier or wiser.

Knowledge and wisdom are two different things. Knowledge is accumulated information. Wisdom is the ability to know the right way to use it.  Wisdom is gained by negotiating difficult situations, crises, real life moral dilemmas. Time spent on the computer is not real life experience. I think I will go for a walk and exercise some wisdom and my legs.

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Makow comment- And David doesn't even get into the surveillance aspects.

First Comment from Dan:

I've lived with dial phone 'land lines', sending letters by postman, and writing checks.   "New" isn't always better;  it's a always a trade-off.   Switching from land line telephone to  'smartphone' exchanges one set of inconveniences for another, more complicated set.  

At the moment people remain concerned mainly about the loss of privacy [1] that goes with storing every byte of information about you on these GPS tracking, hand held chipset. 

But you'll get over that.  Now that they've got you hooked on 'convenience' , heavily invested into it (iPhones ain't cheap), and visually dependent upon digitally processed images do recognize what you're seeing on that little screen as 'real', privacy will become less important. 

Just this morning I read another piece erosion of privacy perception in CBC News.

"At the border, we're the ones who have voluntarily engaged with security, law professor suggests"

From now on, Airport police will require your password to your smartphone without due process.  Privacy used to be a guaranteed Constitutional right.  Now privacy is subject to 'denial of service''.    Want to use the plane ticket you bought?
Give up your  right to privacy.  Want to take your money out of the bank? Give up your  right to privacy.  Want to use the internet?  Give up your right to privacy.

Social networking was designed half a century ago as gradual re-programming of mindset of the "collective" .
Did you know FACEBOOK scans user's uploaded photos with facial recognition software, and keeps the file forever? 
Germany banned this from German FACEBOOK, but if you have your photos on FACEBOOK in the Western Hemisphere...TAG! Gotcha!

Smartphones are just another stepping stone toward acceptance of nanochipping anyway.  

[1]  How the NSA Accesses Smartphone Data

Comments for "Smartphones Have Debased Society"

OL said (March 10, 2015):

We all love to note how rude people can be. Before digital it was reading news papers on the train. People are rude, period! What smartphones have done is put a computer in everyone's pocket.

Demand for connectivity has driven the speed and widespread distribution of internet everywhere in a way that home computers alone could not have done. Make no mistake, the greatest threat after television to our mighty leaders hegemony has been the internet. I read your site from my phone and follow alternative news to the point that I am able to shun the television and choose my own content, all by the miracle of the smartphone.

Yes, the general populous are morons so give them a tool of true information and they will be rude and use it to watch clips of people falling over on ice and liking pictures of a dress, but for many it is a driver for a revolution.

Don't be too harsh on smartphones as they are part of the new awakening and we want people to read your site's content and to make up their own minds as to what is right and wrong. I have little faith in society to act in anything other than the most self interested way but I trust the individuals sense of right and wrong and they need an information stream to make informed decisions. Like it or hate it, smartphones are here to stay!

Stephen Coleman said (March 8, 2015):

I used to tease my teen daughters asking, "What did teenage girls do before the cell phone?"

When I'm conversing with somebody and they reach for the cell and cut me off, I just walk away, end of conversation. hmmm I don't have many 20 something friends.

Stephen Coleman

Art said (March 7, 2015):

If you have experience in Radio Frequency transmission you would know that power lost over a length of transmission cable is proportional to the power that you are trying to put through it, as well as the length of the cable, and the frequency of the signal. It's pretty clear the cables used on cell towers are quite thick, about 1.5 inch hardline (solid copper conductor coax with a foam insulator). This stuff is enormously expensive and would be more at home in a major commercial AM/FM environment, where powers of 50,000 watts are common. Why are these cell tower sites using cable of this capacity, when they only radiate in the milliwatt and sub milliwatt region? Why do these cell tower sites all have a half dozen gasoline powered generators as backup, when all those repeaters and antennas can be run on a single car battery for an hour or more? I suspect these cell tower sites are "dual purpose", where one purpose is handling extremely low power cell phone traffic ... and the other?

Ken Adachi replies:

just read Art's comment about the unnecessarily large and expensive signal cables seen on cell phone towers and his suspicions that they are intended to deliver MUCH HIGHER power levels than necessary for cell phone commication. Al Bielek mentioned the excessive thickness of these high power cell tower signal cables in his video lecture on mind control in the early 1990s with Vladimir Terzsiski. A mass, world wide electronic mind control network is being erected to include the ubiquitous cell tower networks and the giant master microwave transmitters that have been constructed in every major city around the world such as the Dublin Spire, the Tokyo Sky Tree, the Chicago Spire, the Burj Dubai tower, the Jakarta Tower in Indonesia, the "Freedom Tower" in New York, the Canton Tower in China, the Incheon Tower in South Korea, the Russia Tower and the Federation Tower East & West in Moscow, etc. I began to post articles about this in 2004 with the construction of the Dublin Spire, one of the first master transmitters to be erected. This is a huge looming problem and most people don't know anything about it.

Dublin's 'Millenium Spike' ( June 24, 2004)

Will Colossal 'Telecommunication' Towers Now Under Construction Present Mind Control Threat? (Dec. 12, 2010)

The Russian Woodpecker: experiments in global mind control? (March 6, 2013)

Ken Adachi said (March 7, 2015):

Anyone who has a background in electronics knows the damaging effects of microwave energy fields, especially at very high frequencies. I've tested the energy field with a high end meter that's coming off an ordinary cell phone and from a Smartphone. I've also tested the energy field while standing at the base of a cell phone tower.

The Smartphone is putting out a HIGHER microwave energy field-(measured in micro watts or milliwatts) than that of a CELL PHONE TOWER. So if you don't mind carrying around a 24/7 transmitting cell phone tower in your pocket, or wearing it next to your breast inside your bra, than knock yourself out while cooking your neurons and the lipid membranes of your cell walls with high energy radio frequency waves. . When you put a Smartphone up to your ear, you are placing a CELL PHONE TOWER right against your head.

The body tries to protect your cells with the deposit of calcium into cell walls (called calcification) so less microwave energy can get at your DNA (which is BREAKING and fragmenting from the energy) and cholesterol to act as a coating and limit the damage to the most sensitive internal portions of your cellular structures and neurons. The calicification of cell walls leads to pain and the incapacitation of organs and tissue systems.

I have many articles explaining this silent carnage posted at this link:
Microwave Radiation from Wifi, Smart Meters, Smart Phones, etc. Is Damaging to Your Health - Index of Articles (Oct. 14. 2014)

TWH said (March 6, 2015):

I think the author is really onto something here. It seems to me as if the advent of cellphones coincided with a sharp increase in rudeness and selfishness. These characteristics were always present, however they seem to have really taken off since about the very late 90s.
The smartphones just exacerbate things by causing people to ignore one another while they ceaselessly monitor their glowing rectangles to make sure they capture the latest inane Tweet or Facebook update as it happens.

I recall visiting a dental office and seeing a family of three walk into the waiting room, proceed to sit down after checking in with reception, and immediately getting their phones out to start tapping away on them. They never said a word to one another while I was sitting there. It struck me that they looked as if they were somehow not human as they sat there and received their fixes from their electronic gadgets.

These devices could be useful tools if people were disciplined enough to use them as such. I have a cellphone, myself, but I never let it interfere with my social activities or even my mundane activities such as being out in public, shopping, etc.

The person I'm physically with (even if it's a cashier ringing up my groceries) is always more important than some call or text message coming in. As a matter of fact, I often leave it at home. I also heed the warnings about the electromagnetic radiation emitted by these things and never carry it on my body unless it's in "airplane" mode and I always use speakerphone when talking to someone on it. This is only prudent.

Alas, I fear society has degraded into such immaturity and lack of self-control that the vast majority of people just can't help themselves and cannot handle the idea of not monitoring one during every waking hour. It's become like an umbilical cord for most people. They simply cannot conceive of waiting until an appropriate time to check their call history or whatever else may have popped up on it.

David Douthit is correct in his assertion that the only standard men have nowadays is their ability to use other people. The smartphone craze/addiction is a poignant reminder of this selfishness and "instant gratification" attitude.

MacLeod said (March 6, 2015):

In Defense of Devices

The writer states: "I have spent too much time on the computer in the past. It didn't make me any happier or wiser."

A device is only as good as one's use of it. In addition to wasting time on social media and New York newspapers, one can use a smartphone to a) access the entire contents of the Library of Congress; b) download a free copy of virtually any book in the public domain c) find the best deals on food, lodging and everything else in a new city, and -- last but not least -- d) keep up with Henry Makow's well-researched and fascinating hourly tweets (even without joining Twitter). I also find Wikipedia indispensable as a starting point for digging deeper into any subject that comes up during the day.

Brian D said (March 6, 2015):

I don't need to be glued to a little screen anywhere I go. I like to envelop myself in the actual world around me. And people who are glued to their "Smart"-Phones, I now see to be somewhat handicapped.

How did they survive before their "Smart"-Phones?

AH said (March 6, 2015):

Thanks to David for the article.

Of course, the driver for this manic obsessive behavior is "relationships", aka Facebook. But let us remind ourselves that "Friendship is a cosmological constant"

"Just like momentum and energy, friendship is a finite quantity.

According to unshakable rules of physics, the more friends you have, the less of friends they are. It is physically impossible to have many
friends. By definition, the number of friends you ought to have is equal or less than the number of kidneys you are willing to donate to save someone else's life, ..."

With a phone at home and one at work why the need for a portable? Car breakdown? Never happened in several decades.

When faced with a techno zombie the best action is to stop talking and stare at them, waiting for due human respect before continuing to talk.
Most are shocked and stop with the gadget.

David M said (March 6, 2015):

Ever go into a bar or a club? Look at all the women who using their phones and not notice any men come up and speak to them. They are all distracted with their phones.

When it comes to renewing our driver license now the government is issuing two kinds of driver licenses. One is the the real ID which has a gold star on it and allows us to board airplanes and enter federal buildings.

The other one is the standard ID which does not allow us to board airplanes and enter federal buildings. The Real ID has the RFID chip in it which is the beginning of the mark of the beast as revelation in the bible said it would be. Our freedoms are in fact slowly being taking away from us.

Gus said (March 6, 2015):

I have never owned any sort of portable phone. When they first became popular, I felt that I did not want people to be able to call me anytime, anywhere, and didn't understand why others would want that. Since then, I've learned about the health dangers. Seeing people constantly talking and texting on them has convinced me that I made the right choice, despite people I care about making fun of the fact that I don't have one.

It's totally bizarre to me to see young couples out at a restaurant, both starting at their phones nearly the whole time (except when eating, though not always even then!). My girlfriend has a smart phone, but she isn't dependent on it like most people, and she doesn't use it for much besides texting and an occasional game to kill time in a waiting room or on a long trip.

I really wonder what these young people are going to be like in 20 or 30 years........probably giving up all their freedoms to retain their addiction to digital devices.

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