Smartphones Are Debasing Society

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The following appeared on Henry Makow’s excellent site:
https://henrymakow.com/2015/03/smartphones-have-debased-society.html
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
(henrymakow.com)
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?”
I 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.
HEALTH DANGERS
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.”
Although 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.

Also by David Douthit- MD Pill Pushers-A Personal Story
————————— The AIDS Hoax
Also by David Douthit- The AIDS Hoax——————— Gulf War Troops Got vaccine Containing Nerve Gas
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. – See more at: https://henrymakow.com/2015/03/smartphones-have-debased-society.html#sthash.S4TX7ugM.dpuf

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BobToonist

First, I have to make this confession….. I do not have a cell phone. I had one once, for use in emergencies when away from my home (it did come in handy when moving from New Jersey several years. The rental truck broke down in the middle of Pennsylvania, and I used it to call the emergency number). I don’t need one now, and have no intention of getting one. I find it annoying that people always have one of the damned things stuck in their ear, talking to…. everyone…. about things that really aren’t all that important. Not long… Read more »

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BobToonist

In proofreading my post above, I see that I omitted a word here and there. I meant to write ‘New Jersey several years ago’..
And, I also meant to write, ‘people got along fine without constant contact’….
I did, however, get the ‘K-Y jelly’ paragraph without error…..
… my apologies…..

polmutant
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this article will soon be regulated to history. bio-chip is much more convenient. all instruction will be downloaded into the cerebrum. no need to dial. and with the smart bio-chip, one will not even have to remember to breathe.

Jude
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Jude

You stated, “Most modern men have absolutely no standards.” That’s pretty darned misandrist if you ask me! If men have no standards now, they were led down that path by women, who abandoned all standards a generation ago.
Trust me – I know. I happen to be a woman born two generations ago.

DCG
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Mike
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Ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Smartphones and the Internet make people functionally illiterate… write someone a stock 6th Grade business letter and they’ll complain they “can’t understand” you though “all this verbiage” because it’s not a 140-character Twitter tweet.

Dave
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Dave

Actually, I sense the Darwin Awards are on their way – and lots of them, too.
If enough of these smart phone zombies step off curbs into traffic, I imagine their ranks are going to be thinned out pretty quickly.
LOL – I nearly took two out during one trip to Publix yesterday.
-Dave

Glenn47
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Glenn47

I also used to be a cell phone user. At times I carried two. I wanted a simple hello goodbye phone and people were abusing my requests, please to not text me. I gave them up 4 years ago. I have a land line now and love it. I feel free and liberated. We had thought of getting a simple prepaid phone to take for traveling and emergencies. Those of us that grew up with landlines, can probably find it easier to give them up. The kids today, that never saw a landline, will most likely find it hard to… Read more »

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truckjunkie

I got rid of my land line 4 years ago because A-the sound quality was terrible,no matter WHAT phone was connected. B-It was getting expensive-long distance was costing a fortune out here,and I had nothing but trouble with the $35.00 POS phones;the cheaper ones were worse. C-I missed out on a LOT of business because I was out taking care of business and missed the calls. D-In my area,there are places I went where it would have been a two day hike to reach any kind of help if my truck broke down,-OR I could dial my cell phone and… Read more »

Dr. Eowyn
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Like television and the Internet, cell phones too are simply a medium of communication — means to an end that can be used to good purpose or bad.

japoa
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japoa

I’d be willing to bet , one of these days you are going to go to a wake of a young person and they will have their smart phone in their hand …..so they can communicate from the “great beyond “…( Sarcastic yes , but so appropriate )

Seumas
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Seumas

Well it isn’t just that they cause “stupification” but also that they are the leading cause of the porn pandemic, you’ve got children being given smartphones or cameraphones sometimes even pre-loaded with porn (yes that has happened), and then you’ve got sex ed classes (ala the ones in seaside, OR) teaching what amounts to sexting… the U.K. is already having major troubles with students producing porn of other students without regard, and for “sextortion”, just like the devil worshipers… I imagine the puppets of evil must be elated with the school system and phone makers for accomplishing that. and of… Read more »

Lance Jackson
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Lance Jackson

My entire career was in the computer industry until I retired, but I never had any use or desire for social media or smart phones. I have seen all too clearly how they have damaged 2 generations, basically turning them into mannerless zombies. I have an aging dumb flip phone, which sits in my shoulder bag turned off. I use it for emergencies. Young people have asked me how I get onto the Internet and I tell them I have a nice desktop PC with a big monitor for that. They cannot seem to fathom how I get along without… Read more »

DCG
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What gets me, beyond posting sexual pictures, is the personal information they post as well. Information such as address, vacation plans, etc. How irresponsible to think that no one is going to use this personal information to harm them/rob them, etc.