Monday, January 8, 2024

Speciation and Social Media

Political systems like species evolve. Currently democracy is threatened by the equivalent of the Ice Age--brought about by Trump, Bolsinaro, Victor Orban, Kim Jong-Un, Xi Jinping and the putsch of the Myanmyr generals who jailed Nobel Prize winner and peace activist, Aung San Suu Kyi and committed genocide on the Rohingya population. Verdicts are rendered without judge or jury even in more enlightened societies where social media has created virtual lynch mobs deposing those guilty of minor offenses or none at all. Careers are summarily ended in much the way they were during the McCarthy era, only the blacklisting is done by the left as well as the right. It's not even AI. Social media is a good illustration of how the objects of man's creation have gotten the upper hand.

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