When I was growing up many of my elders loved to read biographies. I remember seeing quite a few Lee Ioccoca and Winston Churchhill biographies laying around on coffee tables, and even more in the 25 cent bin at neighborhood garage sales. I don’t like reading biographies and never have. Part three of “Everything is a Remix” is finally out, and I am pretty sure it explains why I have always secretly detested this form of literary explination. I posted the first two videos in a previous blog that can be found here. In that blog I mention that postmodern culture is ripe with a realization that there is nothing new under the sun. There are no great men or women, only great moments. Part three of “Everything is a Remix” explains why. The thoughts in this short video are very intuitive for me, and for many in my generation. But in my conversations with some in previous generations, I get the feeling that some of these ideas are not as intuitive for them. It is a strange world we live in: hyper-individualized, yet full of the humility that technology and the increasing global village has the possibility of cultivating. We don’t talk about that part very much. Some unintended consequences are good. After all, humility is a virtue. And a quite important one for those who follow the way of Jesus. Sure, humans will continue to worship other humans with power; they always have. But some realizations that our cultural situation is forcing upon us are kind of refreshing. Be sure to watch through the end of the video. There is more after the credits end. I am looking forward to part 4 of “Everything is a Remix,” perhaps it will help us explain the jaded consciences all of us “file sharers” currently posses!
Everything is a Remix: Part Three