Contemporary confederacies of dunces now coalesce around very stable genius it seems..
The first Google search result for “YouTube addiction”.. ..is a YouTube video.
Of course there are also good articles :
“There were times I wouldn’t communicate with anyone all day. It was isolationist and repetitive and hypnotic. I would sit entranced, swelling my command of thoroughly useless information as YouTube gently wove its spell on me, drawing me deeper and deeper into its pixelated underworld. As one video finished, another one on a similar topic loaded, sucking me in for another five or 10 minutes. Half hours became hours became half days. And outside my window, the world whizzed on.
Some poisons go to work more slowly than others. They hide in plain sight all around us, masquerading as tools to make our lives more accessible, more comfortable, and more immediate. One day we wake up and they’ve wormed their way inside our minds, ossifying our imaginations, crowding our every moment. And before we know it, we can’t breathe without them.
“I’ve got this,” we tell ourselves. But they’ve got us."
Seems sham political prosecutions punishing Trump’s impeachment enemies with lackey lawyers loyal only to Trump and Barr aren’t far off now..
Very dark days ahead if Agent Orange is not defeated in November – and escorted out the following January.
Yep – ever since he got Borked.
…aaaand now I’m thinking you are right about this o_0
“the Department of Justice and Attorney General Bill Barr are poised to overrule career prosecutors who made a sentencing recommendation yesterday, following a midnight tweet from the President attacking the proposed length of sentence.”
Thankfully he seems to be the most talented legal mind left in Twitler’s orbit..
Yep – I always do the same with references that don’t update..
It’s still amazing that I can carry 10k+ book sized files in a ten dollar micro SD card that swaps between phones and computers..
The first of the following links is a well crafted dissertation from Caimbridge University on the meaning of Trump’s presidency in the history of American democracy – a long but very worthwhile read :
“Is American democracy under threat? Our answer is yes: comparative experience suggests that these are not propitious conditions for democratic durability, and certainly not for effective government performance. How serious is the threat? It is hard to argue that contemporary American democracy faces a more acute threat than it did during the Civil War. But systematic disenfranchisement of American voters, or the use of executive power against regime critics, now seem disturbingly plausible.”
Thankfully Don the Con only values unthinking obsequious boot licking in his moronic mob…
We should all fear the demagogue who actually has the charisma to take advantage of the decline in democracy that the Dotard’s despicable behavior has wrought..
No, your comments are accurate, but I chose my reference to a source like urban dictionary precisely because I found it appropriate to the application of the term ‘TDS’ in the comment I was replying to.
Now, if we are going to continue this thread on a topic like internet linguistic evolution or the semiotics of online symbols then I’ll happily participate, with links appropriate to such a conversation :)
Yes, it is no surprise that Republicans get all warm and fuzzy about protecting private companies – who have nothing at all to do with our free speech right – when they benefit so much from the fallacious fig leaf hiding false flag operations running FUD campaigns throughout our election processes..
Aside from people putting in the effort to educate themselves on how the platforms work and how / where they can check online sources, this all reduces to who can manipulate enough voters to game the archaic electoral college we are still shackled to..
It is looking like another perfect storm of technology politicians don’t understand enough to regulate properly and backwards systems politicians don’t want to stop taking advantage of..