I think social media has made us dumber. I just saw a post on Facebook from a vapid, rich, super privilege, and over educated NYC hipster friend, completely crapping on the Covington boys. It is like the evidence exonerating these boys never existed. It’s like the old adage, a lie can make it half way around the world before the truth can put it’s pants on.
This isn’t new for her. This chick falls for every single left wing hysteria. Every one. If the Huffington Post is freaking out about something, so is she. If the NY Times is freaking out about something so is she. This is followed by comments from all these other vapid, rich, super privileged over educated NYC hipsters I know, just agreeing with her. .
But these people aren’t stupid. I’ve known many of them since High School. We used to be able to debate ideas with each other back then. What it is, is that they don’t freaking THINK anymore. With social media, people don’t think, they react. They also don’t realize how lopsided their own positions are. With this Covington incident, and remember to these people these boys are the scum of the Earth and anyone else with a MAGA hat. A friend commented how she was happy that people were scared to wear MAGA hats in NYC. Do you think she realized how fascist that sounds? Probably not, but if I said that people in Kentucky were scared to wear their Hilary shirt, she’d blow a lid.
Social Media is dangerous, because it puts people into two camps. One side thinks and the other reacts, and I’m including Never Trumpers in the react side, this Covington case proves that. How do we put this genie back in the bottle?