So today I watched an author tell me how dumb I am. How dumb we all are. As a result of the internet. It is his considered opinion that because now anyone can write, be a journalist, create video’s, etc. and distribute them online we are all dumber. His theory is that prior to the internet only professionals did these things, and we were all better for it.
excuse me while I disagree. I know, it’s rare for me to disagree with someone, but I feel I must. The internet just gives us choices. I can now choose to read what is believable, rather than listen to some newscaster with fake hair, fake teeth, and a fake heart tell me what I should believe. If I do watch the news i can go to the net and through the miracle of “surfing” can determine for myself whether the overpaid nitwit had it right or not.
The entertainment industry is like any other. It is owned and run by a select group of people. I’m sure they all could be fine people, but its also quite possible that they don’t know anything about talent. Publishers, producers, directors, et al do not necessarily know what is good. I’ve read a number of blog writers that have as much or more talent than anyone I’ve ever read that has been published. It’s more choices.
more choices make us smarter…not dumber. If we are to lazy to check sources, or to look for whats good online, thats a matter of personal choice. It’s not an indication of societal intellect. We are not tearing down the fabric of society(paraphrase) as he put it, and throwing off the yoke of tyrannical corporation control is not really the point i’m making either. My point is we’ve let you lie to us long enough, and lead us around by the nose long enough. quit whining because we were smart enough to catch on to your game, and adapt your approach to the new game in town.
To prove my intellect I refuse to source out the name of the nitwit that I’m talking about. If you want his book do what I do and go look for the damn thing. I’m not his marketing executive. I watched him on FoxNews…i only added that last as a dig to my liberal friends.