We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Environmentalism long ago morphed into an apocalyptic doomsday cult. I was in college when Rachael Carson published her book "Silent Spring" where she claimed pesticides were going to kill all the birds and give all of us cancer. The book was full of lies.
I have a question. Has anyone done any work on the "contagion" I suppose you could call it, of the outrage and vulgarity out there. It seemed to me that when Kathy Griffin did her bloody severed Trump head thing, it gave a sort of permission to those who perhaps wanted to protest but were restrained? There seems to be a lot of "Can You Top this" out there, as each "celebrity" tries to outdo the last.
I am currently still astonished at the vulgarity and scatology out there in simple website comments. How can we successfully work against the trend?
The Elephant's Child
"How can we successfully work against the trend?"
We probably can't - other than just not indulging in vulgarity and scatology ourselves I suppose.
The best thing about the Internet is that it gives billions of ordinary people uncensored, unedited access to express themselves in a way that was never before available to them.
The worst thing about the Internet is that it gives billions of ordinary people uncensored, unedited access to express themselves in a way that was never before available to them.