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Response to janterry (Original post)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 09:18 AM

25. There are times when I think the Internet has done more harm than good.

And we seem to be living one now. Right-wing domestic terrorists use it to recruit the gullible, convert them to violence, and plan attacks. Those who spread lies and disinformation, like Putinís Russia, right-wing German groups, ISIS/al Qaeda, and others around the world solely to disrupt and enrage people and convince them to take actions they might never have thought about taking without such provocation.

The world seems full of rage and hate right now, and while more traditional means could be and have been used to stir up populations to hate others and become violent, the Internet makes it quicker and easier. I believe that anger is mostly cultivated in men, especially young males looking for affiliation of some sort, and that anger spills over to the women in their lives. That anger and violence occurs more with men because, quite honestly, most women are simply too busy to spend their time listening to the garbage that sends men over the edge. It is still primarily women who hold jobs, take care of the kids, clean the house, grocery shop, and get regular meals on the table. Women are still expected to handle all the traditional roles, and yes some men also share those roles, but it is not nearly common enough, especially in the more traditional societies around the world.

We need to ask what is fueling this rage, not just here but around the world. What is making people so dissatisfied that violence against others is becoming so common. We have always had the power struggles, but they seem to be getting more common also. The idea that a political party would even try to make a power grab to overturn a fair US presidential election would not have been a rational thought a decade ago. Yet it happened, and will likely happen again. I must admit that Iím clueless about how to stop this descent into anarchy, but somehow we must, or at least here we will not have a country where all people have rights.

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