When I wrote my first ‘Dear Diary,’ the internet used to be a US military secret operation. DARPA characterizes its mission as follows:
DARPA’s original mission, established in 1958, was to prevent technological surprise like the launch of Sputnik, which signaled that the Soviets had beaten the U.S. into space. The mission statement has evolved over time. Today, DARPA’s mission is still to prevent technological surprise to the US, but also to create technological surprise for our enemies.
Planetary paranoia is a disease that contributes to tribes going tribal, to empires growing imperialistic and to scaremongers spreading their doom scenarios. Not to say that some of these had been proven real – by the fools believing in them, and acting accordingly; or by the evil geniuses, on both sides of the aisle.
People love drama. They feed their souls on tragedy like squirrels on peanuts. Negative energy is the most overrated commodity on earth. A bitter pill that we blindly ingest…
Opening my eyes, I say again: ‘Dear Diary! I unfold you with a kind gesture. I caress your white pages with my palm. I take my pen, wet it thoroughly in bile, and write it down. Onto your beautiful blank pages, where all venom should dry, my Dear Diary!’
Thank you for reading my short, yet so Dorian Gray-esque blog.