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15. Social media will be the death of this country
Mon Aug 7, 2023, 11:00 AM
Aug 2023

I am becoming more and more convinced of this over time. It allows for too much tribalism.

What is true just doesn't matter anymore. Only narratives, only the tribal group thought of the day, week, month, etc.

And by the time the truth is known, who cares? People have already moved on to the next story, the next false information, the next gathering of signalling to show others you are part of the tribe.

People do not value true things on social media. People value belonging. And oftentimes, which is a human thing throughout history, belonging means creating, designating, and torturing those who do not belong. The creation of others. The heretics and apostates who must be punished, so people can be grateful it's someone else and not them today.

Good thing we're all so modern and evolved. Isn't it?

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