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  •  If the situation is as you say, (6+ / 0-)

    and you are dedicated to doing something about it, then what are you doing here?

    Shouldn't you be out interacting physically with other people, rather than virtually through a keyboard, "using the anonymity of the internet"?

    If you think that divisiveness, intolerance and  mistrust are new phenomena, or did not occur historically to as great an extent as they do today, I suggest that you may need to check out the lessons of history in a bit more detail.

    •  I do! (0+ / 0-)

      I just happen to also blog.

      The internet is a tool. It just shouldn't be used as a replacement for interpersonal relationships.

      The future is just a concept we use to avoid living today

      by MetalMD on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 07:50:07 AM PST

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      •  To quote you... (9+ / 0-)

        "Because of the Internet, we no longer interact personally with each other, preferring such faceless applications as Facebook, Twitter and even blogs to express our thoughts."

        I assumed that statement was in fact what you meant.  If you didn't mean it, the rest of what you've written does not hold.  

        What you have just said is that people who are on the internet have no problem getting out and interacting personally with other people.  Or is it only other people who have this problem?

        •  OK, you're right! (0+ / 0-)

          That is what I said. "No one goes out an interacts personally any more. We all just sit around in front of our computers and interact via the anonymity of the internet."

          That is except for me.

          Obviously, at least to me. I wasn't speaking in absolute terms, and my mistake was assuming most people would have inferred that

          My bad!

          The future is just a concept we use to avoid living today

          by MetalMD on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 08:31:16 AM PST

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        •  I found it remarkable that I had to scroll all the (7+ / 0-)

          way down to here before I found someone commenting on the emperor's attire.
          The great irony of this post, of course, is that the diarist felt he had a point to make, about teh ebil tubz, and posted a diary on Daily Kos to make it!
          As you so correctlty point out, if he genuinely believed what he writes he'd be practicing what he's preaching, out in the public park, soap box and all.
          But that wouldn't reach enough ears apparently.

          “Meditation is the only intentional, systematic human activity which at bottom is about not trying to improve yourself or get anywhere else, but simply to realize where you already are.” Jon Kabat-Zinn

          by DaNang65 on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 08:36:18 AM PST

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    •  Yep, reminds me of a comment (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      Free Jazz at High Noon

      by a CA PUC commissioner about people who call him on their cell phones to complain about cell phone towers.

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