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Michael,
This is a really excellent essay. I like how you weave in spiritual concepts. I also agree with what you say.

We outlaw heroin and cocaine b/c they are addictive, damaging to mind and body, lower productivity and promote lifestyles that are deemed suboptimal. Why not examine social media in the same light.

With regards to the spiritual concepts you include in your reasoning, I think you are spot on there as well. I am highly critical of liberal ideology because I think it is all pie in the sky fantasies that are impractical in real life where the rubber meets the road. Liberals, in turn, believe that we must try to attain lofty goals and setting our sights any lower is to cave into darkness. One of these liberal notions is that "Diversity = strength". If even heaven doesn't believe that or work that way, how could it work on earth? As you say, we sure don't see diversity working in social media or politics.

It's nice - perhaps even noble - to strive to overcome natural forces of division. But is it intelligent? Is it even possible? This is where faith in an ideology battles with reality, where imagination butts against what is possible given psychic laws that we probably do not fully understand.

"One platform has been outlawed, but others are available."

I've read that Google+ is more civilized and higher-toned than Facebook. (I have an account, so that I can use my Google identity to post elsewhere without registering there, but I haven't posted there or viewed there.) It has a very clever interface, but there's a big learning curve.

There an even higher-toned, pay-subscription social site, The Well, founded by the Whole Earth Catalog people way back when. I participated a little bit about eight (??) years ago, but I disliked their primitive interface and I never felt chummy with the people there. (Ditto for Google+.)

About four years ago I gathered some print-outs regarding flaming and made some notes somewhere about a cure for it. I'll try to track them down and post a refined version, although I doubt I'll be successful within a year—my files are not properly sorted and labeled.

Cocaine and heroin aren’t outlawed though. In most places, in one form or another, they’re controlled (I know what you mean though).

There are appropriate uses for them. Outlawed or not, they’re still widely available so trying to control recreational use doesn’t seem to be working very well, despite the draconian penalties in many places.

I don’t think there’s a way to ban social media but there may be a way to make it sociable media. In the UK drink driving was socially acceptable for many years, it certainly isn’t now. Perhaps what we need is a campaign to improve peoples’ manners?

\\"People of similar beliefs, similar temperaments, similar levels of spiritual and emotional development cluster together in spheres manifested out of the collective unconscious of the inhabitants. Each community is essentially friction-free."//
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Because of the holographic nature of the other side, Heaven, the separation that we experience in this life simply doesn't exist in the place we call heaven.

It has to do with that overwhelming oneness and connectedness so many near death experiences describe. Having "all knowledge" or access to "all knowledge." The things that separate us here don't exist in heaven because all the information in the entire universe is infinitely interconnected and there is no separation.

They say things like "I literally felt like I was the Universe" or "me and the universe were one." And "I had access to all knowledge" or "simply by thinking about a subject I knew all about it and all the information about that subject was downloaded into my consciousness in a 'bolus of information."

These things describe perfectly what Michael Talbot describes in his book The Holographic Universe. They corroborate one another. What these near death experiencers are describing sounds to me like the place we call heaven is the original holographic film from which our universe is projected from.

Mark Horton in his NDE description says "all I had to do was think of a time or place and I was there experiencing everything about that time and place."