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Thread: The death of Teachers, Guides, and Gate Keepers: The Impact of the Internet on Perspective

  1. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by YellerDog View Post
    I think that exists, it's in the form of 'actual town squares'. You can go sit in front of the White House with ten foot tall banners of dead babies if you really want to.
    Not really. You're forgetting obsenity laws.

    The real trick is if a government that is pro abortion and sends teenagers to die can really be offended by dead babies.

  2. #12
    You can go to a comic con and hang out in MLP Porn Alley if you really need to. Community Standards trump all, just depends on what community you're hanging with. There ain't much you really can't do if you really want to, you're just not promised the right to it in every instance.
    Quote Originally Posted by Razor Ramon View Post
    I don't even the rage I mean )#@($@IU_+FJ$(U#()IRFK)_#
    Quote Originally Posted by Some Stupid Japanese Name View Post
    I'm sure whatever Yeller wrote is fascinating!

  3. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by YellerDog View Post
    There's an attitude of 'why should I need to learn what all these white men did?'
    How much of that is a later rationalization of actions taken with no cognitive process?

    Laziness seems to explain a lot of human behavior.
    Last edited by Fe 26; 01 Oct 2016 at 08:28 PM.

  4. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by YellerDog View Post
    you're just not promised the right to it in every instance.
    Yeah, so free speech isn't real

  5. #15
    Oh, it's real. But it's conditional. Like oxygen.
    Quote Originally Posted by Razor Ramon View Post
    I don't even the rage I mean )#@($@IU_+FJ$(U#()IRFK)_#
    Quote Originally Posted by Some Stupid Japanese Name View Post
    I'm sure whatever Yeller wrote is fascinating!

  6. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by Satsuki View Post
    I get some backlash for this from some of the really hardcore progressives I know (and, likewise, from the hard libertarians - "what do you need university for, you can just go to a library and save yourself 150,000$!") but, it is just not the fucking same. I'm in a weird place - I am 1000% going into my education with the full knowledge that a degree in Sociology is useless for job placement. In fact, what I want to do ("Teach about the Internet in an society/anthropological way") welcomes all this extra BS that comes with everyone having a voice. I love the fact that we have no curation right now, and I maintain a really moderate stance that we don't know the long term effects of having a society, located online, that isn't policed by a gatekeeper EXCEPT in the case of corporatism (i.e. Can't post nipples on Facebook or things that violate TOS, despite it not being culturally exclusive it is a gatekeeper of SORTS. Just not, you know, intellectually.)

    Anyway long comment short is I'm into it, I love Internet history and I'm really excited to see what's gonna happen.
    I'm neither into it nor against it. It is just a thing that happens imo, because ultimately there are always good and bad outcomes. Who is to say which outweighs the other?

    Translating the Bible into English, then later distributing via the printing press had good outcomes too. It was a major blow to organized religion and allowed people to have more direct control over their religious lives. But it also allowed "common" people to read it and come away thinking they can handle snakes via the power of God. There are 217 denominations of the christian religion in the US. 217 groups don't read that book the same way.

    I think the web benefits people that don't need curators. People that will read many sources and dig deep. But it hurts lazy people. They build whatever worldview they find convenient and then go dick off. They find the definition of words that bolster their position and surround themselves with people that agree. Or they read conspiracy theories about the Illuminati Jewish conspiracy and in a weird way it makes them feel safe because they have a handle on the chaos of the world and can surround themselves with like minded people. They've got a handle on things and have the strength of perceived numbers.

  7. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by YellerDog View Post
    Oh, it's real. But it's conditional. Like oxygen.
    The Declaration of Independence has a bone to pick with you. But that is probably ok. A lot of people don't really give a shit about what those old people thought. They did sleep with slaves, negating everything they ever thought or did.

  8. #18
    The Bill of Rights, you mean?
    Quote Originally Posted by Razor Ramon View Post
    I don't even the rage I mean )#@($@IU_+FJ$(U#()IRFK)_#
    Quote Originally Posted by Some Stupid Japanese Name View Post
    I'm sure whatever Yeller wrote is fascinating!

  9. #19
    http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/cha...ranscript.html

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.--Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
    From the start, they were not supposed to be legislated and conditioned by the state or fed. But we weren't suppose to pay income tax either, but here we are. wah wah wah

  10. #20
    Try again, numbnuts.
    Quote Originally Posted by Razor Ramon View Post
    I don't even the rage I mean )#@($@IU_+FJ$(U#()IRFK)_#
    Quote Originally Posted by Some Stupid Japanese Name View Post
    I'm sure whatever Yeller wrote is fascinating!

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