>>393060>There are people out there who want to ruin my life because I said "faggot" at some indeterminate point in my life. or because I rapped along to "Gold Digger" I should therefore never be able to hold a job again.>You probably think that's absurd
Well, there are people out there that want to ruin someones
life because of that, sure. I dont think im one of them though, because it would be too much work for too little gain, who the fuck am I?
I agree though, its god awful that it can happen, its the worst. But, its really not a new phenomenon, its just more exemplified because of social media. But, social media is insaine. I dont think you'll get cancelled, unless you post that stuff on your Facebook and
you're a huge jerk to someone. Like, you wont be chosen at random. Or at least, thats how i see it. >Maybe you think you'll skate by if the radicals take power
It really depends on the radicals i figure. It also depends on what you mean by skate by. Im more than willing to take up arms in the violent defence of my and my familiars freedom, just not offence.
So it really depends on the effects of said radicals and how it effects the daily lives of the people i love.
Honestly, i think radical has become the new norm in general and its getting worse, which is why i dont advocate using the same tactics, its a snowball effect. >Free speech, free thought, and free expression is the hill that I'm prepared to die on, and if your principles allow the radicals to take control and stamp out freedom, then I'm going to argue against your principles, even if I agree with them in theory.
I would absolutely die on those hills, but imo twitter isnt even a bump.
You have to understand, i don't see social media as being all that important, and i dont think others should ether. Thats the ideal that I want to push, personally, is that we as people shouldnt be giving these companies this kind of power in the first place. If you chop of the head, the body will die. Thats why i keep saying, dont die on the hill of twitter, decentralize the internet. 90% of twitter users just want to see what some celebs or sports people are saying in the first place. Let Twitter moderate itself into a circle jerk, all those banned people will go somewhere
(or just change their IP). We use to do it, all the time and somehow we got stuck on twitter and FB.
I think you need to understand something about me to understand my position. I dont have the internet, i dont have TV, i dont use twitter Facebook, ect... the only site i talk on with any frequency is this one. I have a 16 dollar electric bill, i take baths out of a 4 gallon lobster pot that i heat up on a stove, im trying to put myself in a position where i produce my own food, heat, and electricity (which im pretty fucking close) my healthcare plan is to live as healthy as i can until i die, without getting doctors too involved. My standard of living is lowwwww
haha, but im comfy and im happy, and i only need to work a few days a week and im able to take a minimum wage job i enjoy. I have a good dog, im out doing what i want to do, and i have like, hardly the impact on the world that most people do environmentally.
I quit 3 jobs in the past year just because i didnt like them. One of then was a 100k job, but i couldn't stand sitting in traffic to sit at a desk for 8 hours. Sure, i almost lost my house, but if i did, i would just live in my car until better times haha.
So as far as twitter goes, dont use it, it sucks, fuck that place, dont use it, and advocate for not using it, and i will too, and that doubles the advocacy haha. Its unnecessary, its fake, and the more we fight for it the more we legitimize it.
I live the way I think i should be living. I live the way i think is right. I didnt ask to live in the first place, but fuck it, im here, so i might as well.
Since im only going to be for literally no time at all, the way i see it, is if im going to have any impact or influence at all, i want it to be mine
. I dont want to join a side, i dont want to think about tactics, i just want to live, and say what i think is right.
Im not even saying im right btw, im probably fucking wrong haha. Im a lunatic, and im told that a lot. I dont expect everyone to run out and buy a lobster pot so they only use 4 gallons of water to bathe or start hunting, quit social media and only talk on small message boards and shit. I wouldn't expect them to, wouldn't ask them to, and i wouldn't criticize them for not doing it, BUT
its what i do, because its what i think is right.
My influence i assume has about the same impact on society as my bodies gravitational pull on the earth. It exists and it measurable, but it means jack shit. Like, the recoil from a rocket launch, in 10000 years it might move the orbit of the planet 1/4" from where it would otherwise be, and if i could get society to move that 1/4" in 10000 years to where i think it should be, i think ill have done more than i expected.
Or we will all go extinct in the nuclear race war, idk haha. Thats the thing, i dont know, i really dont, its all so fucking complex, there are a million opinions, trying to pull things a million different ways, there is so much to life that its impossible for me to ever hope to have a solid grasp on 1/100th of "whats going on" and i for sure dont expect to read about it in the news haha. But, if asked a question, ill give my take, why not?
Also, im absolutely just rambling now haha, but this is a pretty existential topic and im really fucking tired.
I guess what im trying to say is that if i have any influence at all, i want it to come from me, my perspective and what i believe, right or wrong . My perspective is the only thing i can pretend to be sure of, and even thats questionable sometimes haha. I'm not comfortable being a soldier for some ideology.
If your place in the culture war is the tactics and shit, that fair, but i dont think its mine.>>393060>>I'm glad you do have influence>>393065>Heh, I'll be all for you having more influence!
I really need to sleep, ill try to get to your post tomorrow.
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