I mean, Being harsh & insulting is NOT how you change someone's mind.
The thing is, a lot of people don't want to change somebody's else mind. But berating others is A-OK.
Yeah, They take one look at the News & they're automatically Anti-cop/Anti-Straight-White-Male/etc. They should really get some more info before they take side's so quickly.
Yes this is the identity world I was alluding to, people REALLY like labels because it helps people categorize which people they dislike or don't want to interact with.
This is just the extension of what people do when they see a particular individual and they decide for X reason that it's best they cross the street to go on the other sidewalk.
And then their next step is spreading the "Truth" about how you're Pro-Nazi/Pro-KKK/Pro-ISIS/Pro-(insert hate crime group here) just because you expressed some political view that they aren't happy with.
Well one could say the Obama administration is Pro-ISIS since they were supplying "rebels" against Assad. But that would not be the whole picture. Still, I'm not sure what they were thinking. Must be all those phone calls Kissinger gave the state department them on how to do foreign policy.
From one Nobel Peace Prize winner to the next eh? The world agrees with the United States, dropping bombs leads to peace.
I think People being able to tweet their Opinion on some current subject so quickly. That's one of the greatest wonder's of technology. But what you're describing is how the situation got out of hand.
Yes it's quite convenient. Twitter, the internet and all prior means of communication that is faster than sending a letter and waiting for months is what allowed the world to come together and all those scientific heads feeding each other ideas. There's a reason why there was so much technological advancement during the 20th centuries compared to BC---->19th century.
But there's a downside to this. People want it fast, they want it now and that's doubly true for "news". But that comes at the expense of fact-checking and quality control. Journalists want to deliver to the consumers, because consumers are kings. But they can't have their cake and eat it too, something has to give in order to get all this "breaking news".
I don't even think Twitter is meant for "Debate's" or some other shit like that.
It is, but if you're JonTron or some sort of "celebrity" with many followers. Which platform are you going to use to get your opinion out? The anwer is obvious. Personally I would direct them to Twitlonger, write what you want and then post the link.
Ah meme's, What would the internet do without them? They play a big part in our culture. Taking a meme seriously can say a lot about a person's character.
Yeah, I was trying to find a good way to drop the feminism conversation. I was just trying to find out what the whole hate on Jontron was about. Then it turned into a giant discussion on the topic of SJW's, Man I really drag conversations out for to long. Its a bad habit of mine T_T
You didn't follow my advice tsk tsk... I did not mention any particular group, but you did an Nez had to chastise you. You have a lot to learn young padawan.
Okay, I know I'm not terribly welcome in the Café
An off-topic thread where people feel more comfortable going off the beaten paths and a mod do not go hand in hand. One group aims to have diverse discourse while the other seeks to control and/or restrain it.
tfw you're hated because of your job. Hang in there!
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