Internet = Propaganda.
I remember those heady days subsequent to Al Gore’s invention, springtime on the super-duper highway, netizens jousting for maximum bandwidth, mp3s flying at the speed of dial-up and copious scans of every back issue of Playboy and Penthouse previously salted away in a young geeks closet.
Not unlike FM radio (and what is the state of THAT you may well ask), the entrepreneurial spirit grabbed hold with the cry, “There’s gold in them there megabytes!” and suddenly Mr. Gore’s information highway became corporate america’s marketing highway. Such is the nature of things.
90% of what you hear on the radio, watch on TV and, now, read on the internet intends to SELL YOU SOMETHING. So if we add the following to our original premise:
Advertising = Propaganda
Internet = Advertising
Internet = Propaganda
We are witnessing a phenomena akin to the advent of television, a mass brainwashing of belief that everything on the net is true. Worse, every social commentary you receive by your well-meaning friends is factual…please feel free to forward to your entire address list to further these deviations. Politicos love this shit. Put something on the ‘net by “mistake”? Oh, I’m sorry…yeah, NOW try to pull it back. It’s email fodder for generations to come.
One word of advice: DO NOT under any circumstances point out these inaccuracies to your friends that send them to you unless you thrive on repeated tongue-lashings for being a ‘spoil-sport’ and ‘always having to be right’.
It’s all Nixon’s fault…