I will say it again, social media is one of the most abominable creations ever. It is adding to the destruction of society and being exploited by evil people. Jason Whitlock with very thoughtful words once again.
It is VERY dangerous and must stop now. Left-wing media, academia and big tech is in on it. And many large corporations and influential people are acquiescing to the mob out of fear. Placating the mob will never work. If you apologize they will come back for more. Next they will make you kneel before them. Then they will make you admit to some “crime”. Then they will take your house. Then perhaps they will imprison you and if you are unlucky, give you a case of “lead poisoning”. History is full of such examples…too bad much of our country does not know its history. Like they said in Germany “when the Nazis had no one left to come for, they came for me.”
34 states had more deaths from the flu in 2018 than Covid deaths this year. That is straight from the CDc itself. In Pennsylvania, more people over 100 have died of Covid (or related) than those under 45. Think about that: OVER 100 years old! Did we shut down the country in 2018 over the flu?? No!
2020 will go down in history as one of the worst, unnecessary panics in human history. Covid is fear without any real danger, and corrupt left wing media and the rot that is social media pushed it.
A lengthy but very interesting read. A well-researched study suggests that the left, not the right has become radicalized over the past decade, leading those on the left to feel that it is everyone else who has moved. Social media, representing a small minority, has been the gasoline that has led to an explosion of leftist anger and demand for positions that until a decade ago would have been considered crazy in the US.
A large number of powerful people in America are pants-wetting sissies! The Chicago Cubs have banned a fan for life…FOR LIFE! for allegedly flashing a “racist” hand-signal to the television. Now, here is the problem: the hand-signal in question is an upside-down OK, which given the position of his hand is much easier to make than the upright version. So it is POSSIBLE he was just flashing “OK”. It is also part of the popular “punch me” game – look it up. Even if he was not doing this, the whole idea that the hand sign in question is “racist” (I know, everything is RACIST!) started as an internet prank to point out the absurdity of how left-wing media jumps to conclusions on, wait for it, racism. Of course, the ensuing outrage was spread by social media, which increasingly has ZERO redeeming value.
The conclusion here is that far-left media which largely controls national discourse and major sports franchises are to stupid, too PC and to sissified to understand that at worst they were trolled by someone. Thank God people like Theo Epstein (he was “shaken by the whole episode) did not have to storm the beaches at Normandy and Okinawa, or the Thousand year Reich would be into it’s 8th decade and we’d all be paying homage to the Emperor. Good Lord, this country is in trouble!
Here are just a few words and phrases I would use to describe social media: garbage, hateful, vile, a waste of time, mind-numbing, IQ-lowering, mental-illness causing, to name a few.
The latest example is what happened in the aftermath of the alleged dustup involving a few boys from Covington Catholic School at Friday’s March For Life. Full disclosure: I was there and saw nothing but exemplary behavior among the hundreds of thousands in attendance. As usually happens with this sort of thing, some brave keyboard commandos set out to identify, scourge, threaten and harass the most prominent figure in the video. Trouble is, as is also common, they got the ID wrong. This led to an innocent teen and his family to be subject to harassment, intimidation and even death threats. These leftist gutter-dwellers should be ashamed, but they have no shame. Ends justify the means. Frankly, nobody who is threatened in this manner has to worry since the people doing it are gutless cowards.
Good grief! Leftist snowflakes have decided to attack “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” over perceived racism. Charlie Brown’s black friend, Franklin, is seen sitting by himself on one side of the table, in a chair that malfunctions at times. Call the police! I have more for them. The show is also misogynistic because Marcy has to sit by herself, and is promoting “date-rape culture” because Peppermint Patty is sitting next to Chuck. Now the truth: Charlie Brown was integrated at a time when almost no cartoons or comic strips were. And Franklin was not portrayed as some “inferior”.
This is the problem with social media: it gives every idiot a loud voice. Unfortunately we now have to cover this as major media has picked it up. The best reaction would be to ignore these obtuse, despicable leftists, but unfortunately that is not possible.
I think there is much more at play here, but he does have a point.
This backs up his claim:
80% of the American population believes PC-culture is a problem. That is heartening and a problem for the American left. The rot that is social media and traditional media has given leftist crazies a much bigger bullhorn than they deserve.
Bad behavior, worsening social skills, poor mental health and tech addiction. Social media contributes heavily to all of these. The bad far outweighs the good.
I already knew this, and have prevented my kids from using FB, SnapChat, WhatsApp, Instagram, ect, ect. All but the “safest” apps…like Musical.ly. Or so I thought. Turns out this supposed “safe” SM app is full of rot, porn, bullying and all the other bad crap on the internet. Protect your kids from SM as long as you can. This article is very disturbing. There is no safe haven on the ‘net.