Popular Opinion: Net Neutrality is UNDER ATTACK!!!!

Freak-Out Culture Continues to Skew All Narratives, Right or Wrong

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10/14/17, 01:33 pm EST

By John Corry, Photo from https://ichinarugo.deviantart.com/art/Evil-Face-169393442 

Disclaimer: I am far from an expert on this. 

I know that net neutrality seems to be pretty good thing. I know that it is indeed a complicated subject. I know that economics is hard. I also know that Hegel can be tough for some people as well, but at least he doesn’t just write to prove himself correct (ahem… Marx?).

In addition: I know that if one were an expert on any of those things there mentioned, one could write a decently sized book on any one of those single subjects…

In many cases, they have.

However: if I were to turn on the TV right now, or read a magazine, or go on any social media site, I would not get that impression. The impression I would get would be one of frustration, because, apparently, people are more concerned with how to tell other people why they're wrong or themselves right rather than let people care to do that on their own. In this climate: information comes only after outrage, and outrage is a much more powerful emotion (and therefore: useful in gaining power) than patience (useful in understanding the world and therefore in using power for good rather than ignorance).

Because, apparently, power is the only thing worth thinking or caring about anymore.

'Net neutrality is under attack.'

'The commies are trying to take over the country.'

'We're all DOOMED!!!'

Here's an idea: turn the volume down and actually listen to people, no matter how evil they may or may not be.

Otherwise, we actually are all doomed...