BLASPHEMY! Newsroom has dared publish heretic writings against middle class woke mantra – have the Wellington Twitteratti been informed so that immediate cancelation can occur?
David Cohen addresses cancel culture, and its advocates who operate in “the open sewer running through the Dickensian lunatic asylum that is Twitter”.
I’m surprised there isn’t an action station petition demanding Newsroom be banned for not stating the rooms pronouns.
Social media algorithms have allowed for a toxicity of debate that is easily manipulated. A cacophony of sweaty truths all screaming for attention and no one listening. Woke Identity Politics activists have seized the joy of having no gatekeepers to express how much they hate white men while alt right Incel Nazi’s have seized upon the joy of having no gatekeepers to express how much they hate everyone else.
Millennial woke culture sees macro violence coming from micro aggressions and piously police those micro aggressions with virtue signalling purity mantras.
Alt Right Incel Nazis see white persecution and create some bullshit replacement narrative to justify their powerlessness and feed that resentment online.
Most people are on social media and most people have a woke activist or Qanon fanatic in their social media feed screaming their feverish truths. While these activists certainly think they are speaking truth to power by endlessly calling people out for breaches of woke mantra or fake news anti Trump lies, to everyone else they are simply toxic.
People stop seeing the political party and only see the activist and in the end proxification means the activist becomes the proxy representation of the Party, and seeing as people have negative feelings towards the proxy, they turn from the Party.
Voters aren’t voting on policy, they are voting on who made them feel resentful on social media!
Look at Boris Johnson’s incredible win manufactured by resentful former Labour voters still angered by the way the younger generations attacked them over Brexit…
Voters in an opposition stronghold turned en masse to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservatives, boosting his parliamentary majority on Friday despite a high COVID-19 death toll, last year’s record economic slump and cronyism charges.
…the political is the personal now means what hurts me personally becomes political.
Trump understood that and disturbingly managed to increase his vote share.
Before social media activists could only face each other off at protests or through letters to the editor or talkback radio. There were constraints of interaction but with social media there are none and it turns out the freedom to insult and dehumanise others is more addictive than nicotine, alcohol and meth combined.
Wokeness has become a puritanical religion with none of the beauty – it’s not so much the personal virtue signal, we are all dicks at times, it’s the weaponization by algorithms that make it so dangerous and damaging.
The danger of identity politics is that it locks people intellectually into only defining the world through their skin colour, genitalia or sexual orientation…
Almost every day, I watch people roll their eyes and make snarky comments about older white men. They’re mocked and judged, not because of anything they have necessarily done or said, but simply because they fit a caricature.
Our polarised culture is obsessed with extremes. You’re either in or out; right or wrong. For generations, white men ruled the world – controlling commerce, politics, education and the media. Now, the dominant view is that they should shut up.
We don’t want “stale, pale males” on boards. We don’t want to see too many of them on TV. We don’t want to hear their opinions on Twitter. The message is clear: “Can’t you see that your time is up? We no longer care about your ideas. We’re not interested in what you have to say.”
As one white man in his 50s told me, “I feel like I’m not allowed to have an opinion anymore, and I no longer know where my place is”. Is this really what we want for a million Kiwis? Does our quest for diversity require us to rob older white men of their own identity?
…it also becomes toxically subjective and tribal where the only solidarity is with other people who share the skin colour or genitalia or sexual orientation- without shared truths and values, the 1% and their 9% enablers continue to divide the rest of us 90%.
The Big Tech Tzars have manipulated our collective fear, ego, anger and insecurities through social media in a way that has led to the largest psychological civil war ever launched.
Meanwhile, the planet burns and every aspect of our existence is monetarised for big data to sell us more stuff we can’t afford. We are alienated and anesthetized by a consumer culture that keeps us neurotic and disconnected. Our work, our existence, every move we make are all built to suck money to a minority class that sits above us while under neoliberalism, globalization, financialization, and automation, our existence as individuals has only become more disposable.
We are but meat bags secreting hormones addicted to dopamine rewards for fat, sugar, salt and sex in a cultural landscape of individualism uber allas where we sing sweet secret lies to ourselves to make sense of a world around us that is frightening and in constant entropy.
This current Western Democracy is late stage capitalism at its culturally most self defeating.
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