Category: Social Media
The Ravages Of Magical Thinking
America has always loved Magical Thinking. What would you call “Manifest Destiny” – the idea that a sky deity wanted white people to seize indigenous lands – except “magical thinking”? It’s ludicrous on its face. But then, all MT is! Magical Thinking doesn’t care if it’s ludicrous. It has its own logic which is to…
Cynicism + Journalism = Propaganda
American journalism – awash in “Both Sides Do It” – has mistaken skepticism (which every journalist should have in their tool kit) for cynicism – which, actually, is the DEATH of journalism. A skeptic doubts everyone. A cynic doubts no one. That’s because the cynic thinks he knows where everyone stands (though he doesn’t). That’s…
How Much Benefit Of The Doubt Can One Man Get?
If we rewarded people for their overt corruption, Donald Trump would win gold reliably. From his failed, corrupt university to his failed, corrupt steaks, airlines, mortgage company, magazine, network and vodka et cetera, a single human being could not embody inept failure and bottomless corruption any more than does Donald J. Trump. Trump is inept…
Prosecutions Will Be Election 2024’s Soundtrack
Herschel Walker wasn’t Tuesday’s only loser. Donald Trump lost big, too. So did the entire Republican Party. Herschel lost because he was the world’s worst candidate. Whatever skill sets Herschel has, running for office isn’t one of them (never mind the office for which he’s running!). But, Herschel didn’t make himself a candidate. Trump did…
Twitter Is Dead; Long Live Mastodon!
For all intents and purposes, Twitter is dead. Oh, sure, something calling itself “Twitter” still lives and breathes. It’s Jason from the Halloween movies – but less charming. I don’t think Elon Musk’s purpose today – his intentions for Twitter – are the same ones with which he started. Elon’s Twitter escapade began as an…
Elon Musk Just Did The World A Huge Favor: He Killed Twitter
In the end, it was deliberate. Elon Musk killed Twitter. Buying Twitter turned out to be an ego-driven mistake. Gamesmanship gone bad. But, Elon saw a way to profit regardless – one way or another. And, so, when Elon entered Twitter’s offices with a sink, what he really had in his hands was a sledgehammer.…
A L Katz