We’ve entered the age of cowardly sniping, drone button-pushing without the possibility of retaliation. And I’m just referring to people shooting their mouths off in blissful ignorance, while hiding behind digital firewalls, banishing any and all critical responses to their moronic assertions.
The mouthpieces of the entrenched media don’t respond to the critics. They use the bully pulpit to advantage, and alternative voices are silenced by default. That’s the point of owning a media empire, and it’s not dialogue.
But this one-sided broadcast model has filtered down to every realm now. It’s a firewalled world. The ignorant remain unchallenged and hostile to alternative points of view, no matter how grotesquely wrong they happen to be.
The modern age is an insular, mindless exercise in edited perception. Even Facebook groups and message boards are heavily policed to avoid uncomfortable truths, and for the maintenance of whatever delusions prevail locally.
And it’s resulted in a pandemic of douchebaggery. These people cannot debate the most mundane, simple topics. They have no concept of logic, fallacy, evidence, accuracy, meaning, none of it. It has never mattered to them, and may never. They simply ban those who confront them with superior logic and facts.
This is the status quo today.
Decline of the western world?
It sure looks that way to me.