WaltC wrote on Jan 13, 2021, 11:17:
Jonjonz wrote on Jan 13, 2021, 06:37:
US democracy did just fine for a few hundred years before socially irresponsible media.
You can chart the decline of political discourse and the rise of wack job violence with the rise of social irresponsible media. As they are now, allowing any and all speech that would be illegal or never published by any press, or other medial outlet, they are a cancer. Nothing good has come from socially irresponsible media, except stupid cat pictures and inane 'here is what I am eating drivel.'
This mass moron infestation will continue to be a serious threat to civilization until 230 is revoked and social media platforms fall under the same rules as other media.
Well said. The cancel culture promotes ignorance and stupidity, imo. They enjoy banning speech they lack the ability to debate. They would have fit right into the old Soviet Union, the USSR. Hopefully they will share its fate.
No, Walt, it wouldn't.
In the USSR, like in China now, if a businessman (did such things exist in the USSR?) were to go against the will of the government leader, he'd disappear. Like Jack Ma did.
In the US, we have capitalism, where a businessman doesn't need to give special treatment to the President. You can call this communism all you'd like, but it's capitalism, through and through. You calling it otherwise comes across as if you simply don't know the difference and describe everything you dislike as communism or socialism without truly understanding.