that is some twisted logic. you are basically advocating being ignorant or involving oneself in activities based on ignorance because other people are ignorant.robertleva wrote: ↑1 year agoOh come on now. Are you actually trying to say that in this day and age of quick snips and "headline truth" that we SHOULDN'T engage in the way that is currently the most effective method? When society dials it down a notch you can expect the forums to follow along. Until then you need to understand that the attacker sets the rules of engagement, you need to fight on their terms or fall. It's a sad truth, but it is the truth.
the social and cultural phenomenon resultant from more and better methods to gather, disseminate, and communicate information is a rather broad and complex (off) topic. suffice it to say that i dont think its worth demonizing/scorning, but neither does it warrant lowering ones own standards of applying rationality and logic to further our understanding once achieved. thats the thing. information in itself is far removed from understanding/comprehending. the snips of bite size information in various forms we see becoming more prominent are what they are - a tool, and a useful one at that. using and engaging such things and others who use them isnt mutually exclusive with knowing their benefits and downsides. if others, even the vast majority, don't know and thus make choices or form opinions out of ignorance you can 'engage' with them by showing a different way with reason in attempt to change their mind. otherwise separate yourself as much as feasible given the context of the situation.
note when i talk about ignorance i mean a lack of knowledge, which is different than being dumb or stupid where someone is unwilling or unable to use said knowledge.