The Internet: Tardfest
I've spent some time in the last few weeks looking at various blogs, some concerning science, politics, evolution, etc. Well, that is, special focused time, over and above my many years of geeking about online.
My conclusion is that the internet is a great place for morons to come and feel welcome, whole and human.
You can get a pretty website (put together by someone else in most cases- handy for those with zero tech skills) where your poignant thoughts can be displayed for all to read.
You can be as dumb as you want and, without a doubt, someone just like you will happen along and post something telling you they agree, probably with a link to a fox news article that you both read the day before, which was the impetus for the post to begin with.
You have no fear of being held to your words as, it's the internet, and you can just click away from the offensive source of truth, wisdom or logic. Besides- nobody with a brain in their head wants to waste their time arguing with you, because clearly you are a moron.
Well. That's about all I had to say. And yes, I know, that's all kind of a given, kind of obvious, but I needed to fly up that misanthrope flag and just be grumpy for a minute there... all better.