Governments are manipulating social media? You don't say! They are manipulating regular media, too. Grow up, middle class people.

Sometimes I seriously wonder if I am the last grown up on the planet.

Longreads has a well, golly! piece that is so naive that it truly stuns me.

Some government is manipulating social media!

Motherfucker, here is the memo: every motherfucking government on this motherfucking planet is manipulating motherfucking social media and the motherfucking traditional media, too.

Just how motherfucking stupid are you?

Do you honestly believe any government wouldn’t take advantage of the mental laziness of the jittery middle class who buy into any self-aggrandizing patriarchal bullshit story?

Do you children know anything about reality?

No, of course not. You live in a bubble like the other journalists; so don’t pretend you know reality. You don’t.

Like the pauper journalists in Canada wanting to be sugardaddied and manipulated by their government because of their gross incompetency.

We have propagandists in the press who shame people who do not buy into their government’s lies.

And never question the lies the spread on behest of other governments.

And Al Jazeera should be ashamed of itself. The Christchurch gunman wasn’t influenced by Serbs or the Serbian government — and in comparison, is irrelevant.

On the other hand, did Al Jazeera ever condemn how their own nation’s citizens up and went to slaughter Serbs — strangers from a foreign country who never did them a thing to harm them?

No.

Did you ever mention that Osama bin Laden cut his teeth murdering Serbs?

Did you ever mention how the Mujahideen videotaped the torture and slaughter of Serbs — videos that I have personally seen?

In the whole scheme of things, a song is nothing. Taking a plane to a foreign country to roast people on a spit is vile. Shame on you for your own propagandistic temper tantrum and anti-Serb bigotry.

Because that hatred killed a lot more people in New York City than it ever did in Christchurch.

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There are no good guys. There is no hack or TORTEE that gives you any wiggle room. You have corrupt regimes instil fear and hatred in their own people and in people in other countries, and then that triggers wars.

And journalists, who were always narcissistic thieves and cribbers, nod their fat heads as they spew that hate without question, and then are shocked, shocked, shocked when some mentally unstable person buys the bullshit story and explodes with a weapon.

People, grow up.

Grow up.

And to answer the Guardian’s stupid question:

What do we know about the Christchurch attack suspect?

The answer is fuck all.

You are too busy morally masturbating in public to know what some jittery middle class loser with a gun was all about.

We live in an Age of Propaganda. Period. Lying and prejudice is glorified for money. Cowards get manipulated by their loser regimes, and never question why they believe fairytales without question.

Enough. Grow up. Find some courage and stop looking for other assholes to do your thinking for you…

Memo to Longreads: The Internet is forever because it forever turned memories into steam. How journalists have become a zombie army for Captain Obvious.

Longreads has always been arrogant sophistry for dummies. b_723DCE_400x400

And it takes a special kind of stupid to churn our its babbling dreck.

The article The Internet isn't forever is a classic case of Captain Obvious dreck that still gets it completely and hopelessly wrong.

That the Internet has led to the erosion of databases and archives of previous articles as well erode the actual product in various other forms is something I have discussed before here, here, here, here, and here.

But the author of this rambling and forgettable lecture misses the bigger point: that yes, the Internet is forever because it forever changed our habits, expectations, limitations, thoughts, and wants.

It finally wrest control of information flow out of the hands of the traditionalists whose hubris was always out of control. It made their lording over public opinion a thing of the past. It ensured their vindictiveness was challenged, their lies exposed, and their shortcomings become glaring.

But it came at a price: it erased the collective long-term memory.

That newspaper archives have vanished is something I have discussed before, with more facts, and with far more brevity. The bottom line is publications cannot afford to retain their old databases, and libraries also aren't able to keep on to the past.

But there is a reason for that: people do not want to explore the past. They live in the now.

No respect to the past which is our reference, and no thought about the future which is our reward.

That gives them a present with no purpose.

Journalism failed to deliver. The end. That is no one's fault but journalists (editors, publishers, owners, and other news producers). You need focus and discipline for things other than feeding your own ego. Publications such as Longreads contribute to that intellectual cancer by making a short story long. It is not about impressing your mom and dad with your prattling sophistry and not knowing when to quit.

People have different priorities, options, and thinking patterns. That is the Internet's legacy, and now you have to deal with it.

Journalism is a concept whose time has come and gone. We need alternatives.

And for the record, radio and television always had that fleeting nature, and their databases were always harder to come by -- and yet we never had whiny, writhing babble-fests about that.

But that takes thinking, which is something Longreads has never managed to get the hang of, anyway.

Because if they could scrape together two thoughts amid their mountain of verbiage, they'd see that journalism greatly primed audiences for those shorter attention spans. Television started it. Newspapers and magazines jumped on the bandwagon, with USA Today making it their selling point. It is cheaper to offer opinion and easy-to-find facts. Journalists became a zombie army for Captain Obvious: finding easy information, and then writing cringeworthy narratives to prop up some ill-informed opinion.

The Internet took over from there and mass produced that tiny attention-span, and the shorter the attention span, the less likely you want to waste time combing through archives to read even more from the past.

The world went on without journalism, and yet it is that profession that still hasn't gotten the memo on their redundancy yet.