Thursday, March 02, 2017

Democracy Demolished by the NYT

NYT had this bit of BS today:
As the forces of reaction outpace movements predicated on the ideal of progress, and as traditional norms of political competition are tossed aside, it’s clear that the internet and social media have succeeded in doing what many feared and some hoped they would. They have disrupted and destroyed institutional constraints on what can be said, when and where it can be said and who can say it.
Even though in one sense President Trump’s victory in 2016 fulfilled conventional expectations — because it prevented a third straight Democratic term in the White House — it also revealed that the ...
blah, blah, blah.

This has nothing to do with Donald Trump. In fact, it has more to do with Bill Clinton, during whose presidency the World Wide Web first became a commercial reality.  But that's just a detail.

Marshall McLuhan predicted that an information-ocracy would demolish democracy, national sovereignty, effective borders, back in 1961 or something.  Google it.  Search this site -- we've had lots to say about it.

And quit believing the Mediocracy.


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