where's the Just Fuck My Shit Up
For a brief moment in time (somewhere around the end of the 2000s to the mid 2010s) I feel that the quality of discourse was actually increasing on the internet.
Even on mainstream sites like facebook and youtube I could feel this effort among the users and content creators to be clear, truthful and to avoid logical fallacies.
I don't know whether it was modifying the policies of those sites, changing the algorithms or just the increasing number of users, but now the entirety of internet discourse and debate has accepted this lowbrow form of modus operandi - only pandering to your own base by ridiculing your opposition.
I know its always been there to an extent, but recently when I immersed myself in internet debate scene, watching some Vaush, Destiny, Crowder, etc. big names, I noticed how hollow it was - Not even a pretense to find the truth, not trying to change your opponents mind, not even trying to win over the audience, only explicitly pandering to the diehard fanbase you have by namecalling and insinuation that the other guy is an incel/pedo/nazi/communist or whatever.
A language that doesn't have everything is actually easier to program
in than some that do.
― Dennis M. Ritchie
this could be a copypasta but i can't be bothered to checkRated: 4.5/10