Some things just never seem to end. It doesn’t matter the argument, how well it’s presented, how reasoned, there are people whose entire lives are agenda driven and they will have nothing to do with that pesky reason thing. It’s almost become a religion, yet those that practice would never admit that what they say or do is anything but a form of rationality even though anyone may point out the same with any religious belief. That’s the way online mobbing works. A few people ( as few as a single person) criticize someone else, not actually ptoviding any actual evidence, just that they disapprove of whatever this person may have said, or wrote, and the entire woke universe believes it has to chime in, because, no one would actually make something up about another, would they?
It happens more than we may believe. We have no control over what we may say, a stupid joke or whatever, that someone may take offense and have us either suspended or actually banned from Twitter, Facebook, etc. Think about some of the great comedians of the past: George Carlin and Richard Pryor just to name two of the funniest people I’ve ever listened to in my life. Does anyone believe that if they were still living that any of these platforms might have banned them? How about Cheech and Chiong, who I used to laught so hard listening to their records when I was young. All of these were completely politically incorrect by the standards that have been set recently by those that tell us that we cannot make any disparaging remarks about anyone that may be considered in an aggrieved class. That’s the end of comedy, isn’t it?
Someone makes a GIF of some politician and a major media outlet doxxes him, because the GIF is insulting to some preferred politician. This is where we are today. Even here, where I write, if someone decided that my blogs may be offensive to some person or group? WordPress would cancel this site. I’m not kidding. We no longer have a right in this digital age to say anything that may be objectionable to someone else. Our voices are slowly being killed by the mob and because we may not like the person, we’re too accepting of when people ar prevented from speaking their minds, no matter the subject.
It’s getting to the point where people are actually afraid to express themselves because, as in some countries (England, for one) they may actually spend time in prision. That hasn’t happened here in the U.S., but it’s coming. The longer we sit back and say nothing because the only people being banned are those we dislike, the sooner it starts to happen to those with whom we agree with.
Maybe it’s time to leave all of this nonsense behind and go back to interacting with people on a personal level. Just a thought.