If All We Can Do Is Predict Apple's Demise, We Suck as a Society
Anyway, I'm not in the mood to fool around. This is serious. Somebody has to say it. And, today, that somebody, that voice of reason is me.
So, here's the full Tweet:
With Apple (AAPL) right now, we're witnessing some of the worst behavior our society has to offer. And, slow down, I have perspective. I'm not speaking within the context of the really bad stuff -- school shootings, gang rapes and such. I'm talking about the way we handle ourselves in basic, everyday relations with one another and how we interact with popular culture fads, trends, icons and institutions.
You know -- Hillary Clinton ends up in the hospital with a blood clot between her brain and skull and you have pathetic excuses for human beings Tweeting that she's trying to duck testimony on Benghazi. If you don't care about her, fine, but remember, she has a daughter who might read that tripe.
We have this societal tendency to look for people who do not share our views of the world or political sentiments. We proceed to oppose them every step of the way, even when our attacks move into vile and unacceptable territory.
This propensity, to cut down real or imagined "opposition," influences to varying extents practically all aspects of our lives. From the big, unthinkable things like rapes and shootings to the smaller, relatively insignificant stuff I'm lucky enough to write about -- companies and stocks -- and most everything in between.
Whenever I start introspecting on this subject matter, I reference an excellent 2009 blog post my friend and hero, Dallas/Forth Worth media personality, Gordon Keith, wrote: