Rich Brooks had a great piece today.
If the kids were not up to no good, why is this kid standing in front of Phillips? Why is there video of the kids from his school doing the tomahawk?
The truth is in the middle.
This is just another example of the surveillance society we live in, that’s all wrong. Is it right that some cat can whip out their phone, post a video and forever damage someone’s life? No, it’s not.
But no one wants to do what should be done, which is completely rethink where we are. At least some now agree that “social media is a problem”. But what they won’t do, is quit logging onto social. If we agree that cigarettes are killing us, why do we keep buying them?
The only way out of where we are is for people to take big action – defund the machines. Using the machine less isn’t the answer. The answer, is to stop using the machine.
“Yeah, but what about your blog? Isn’t that the same?”. No, it’s not. I don’t have followers, it’s not linked to the machine. My blog is nothing more than notes to myself.
The problem isn’t that Russia put a bunch of bs on the Internet, that helped Trump get elected. The problem is that people believed the bs on the Internet.
Social media is a social disease. We live in a constant state of surveillance.
The tech companies didn’t do this to us, we did this to us.