Zombies of the Algorithm: A Soul in Prison

"First, they came for the unvaccinated..."

April 1, 2023 | Source: Tessa Fights Robots | by Tessa Lena

“First, they came for the unvaccinated…”

The weekend after Thanksgiving, attorney Kelly Conlon and her daughter came to New York City as part of a girl scout field trip. They planned to see the Christmas Spectacular show at the Radio City Music Hall, owned by MSG Entertainment. They all had purchased tickets. However, Kelly was singled out and not allowed to see the show despite holding a ticket.

Kelly was identified by the facial recognition software as an attorney working for a firm that was litigating against another venue also owned by MSG Entertainment. She was stopped by the security and asked to leave, which she did—while the entire crew, the kids and the other moms, went in and “enjoyed the show.”

“First, they came for the unvaccinated, and now…”

We’ll talk about that in a second—but first, can you imagine how powerful it would have been if their entire girl scout crew—the kids and the moms and everyone—refused to go in and made a big deal out of their refusal?

How powerful it would have been if, instead of “checking” a passive and trivial consumerist activity—“spectacular” as it may be—they practiced camaraderie, rebelled against abuse, and spent their time together elsewhere, exploring reality, bonding, and supporting each other? Wouldn’t it have been the most brilliant, brave, educational girl scout activity ever—way better than seeing a generic show? And wouldn’t it have been useful to use the opportunity to teach the girls how not to bend over in the face of bullying?