posted on May, 26 2015 @ 12:28 AM
I have a slightly different spin on this. I mean aside from the obvious trolls, kids who think they're being clever, and the people who are just as
mean here as they are in line at their local grocer...
The Internet represents what is essentially our last available soap box. Not too far in the distant past, the public would gather in the town square
and listen to different groups, parties, religions, and so forth engage in scathing debates, filled with lies, hatred, slanders, insults and
propaganda. If one wanted and had the guts - one could simply stand on the corner and start speaking. People would stop and listen.
Letters to the Editor were also such a mechanism of release. A slightly higher brow version, but essentially the same thing. Many famous people
wrote such letters, some even doing a bit of old school trolling. Samuel Clemens comes to mind.
My point is, the activity and venues have always existed, just on a much smaller scale.
Fast forward to a world where the cult of self is paramount and all encompassing. A "me" based society where what I think is relevant and what you
think is crap. ( Not speaking of my own views here, just making general observations ). We all think we know what we know- even when
what we know is completely wrong. In our eyes it is Gospel and that's that. You know because... we know.
Add to that the magical soap box in the form of an Internet enabled digital device. No more having to walk outside, risking public ridicule and
embarrassment to inform others that we know better than they do. In fact a person with a $29.99 tablet and a neighbor with unsecured WiFi has
access to the magical soap box. It's risk free. Face humiliation? No problem. Simply find a new sight or create a whole new account and start all
Absolutely NO accountability nor reason to even weigh risks and rewards. Consequence free talking out of ones ass is a dizzying and intoxicating
Mix that with the reality that none of us really know much of anything at all. We just happen to have paradigms and belief systems that feel good to
us. They are highly personalized and custom tailored. But, since we see ourselves as "normal" it follows that our custom tailored outlooks must
actually be "one size fits all" and the height of fashion. Anyone wearing anything else is just a plain idiot. Obviously.
Then take a look around the world and see the despair, fear, suffering, apathy, boredom, desperation... The lucky ones are the ones who live in
perpetual fear of the debt that they've accumulated purchasing all of the "trappings of happiness" - and they are as miserable as the folks
sleeping under bridges, preaching their custom tailored perceptions via that stolen WiFi and cheap tablet.
All that negativity needs to get flushed somewhere. Right? I mean it's as unhealthy as all get out and we know that the stress of it will shorten
lives considerably. However dumping ones bad juju in the real world has consequences... like ostracism or getting ones face smashed against cement
objects of varying shapes and sizes.
All this comes together in an almost animal way, within or psyches and we end up taking the greatest invention in the history of mankind - a means of
transmitting every shred of human knowledge to ever living person on the planet - and we, instead, choose to use it as a toilet for our bad vibes.
Dump and flush is synonymous with type and post.
And that is my view of the recipe for disaster. Well, unless you're discussing the Youtube comments section. That's just what happens when you let
hundreds of thousands of unsupervised children get their jollies by typing no-no words.