sometimes i feel like we live in one of those novel-ish dystopian futures where people forget how to stand up for and protect others because they are confused about whether they tread on the protection of their own rights.
it makes me think of a scene in psycho-pass, when a woman is being beaten to death in public- the people just stare. the only aid offered to her is by an automated machine because her ‘stress level’ is alarmingly high (no surprise) but no one has any idea what to do, if they should do something, and if what they are looking at is even real.
link to scene is here. contains graphic violence.
and to bring it one step outward into the internet, it is easy to look at all of this from a very safe distance. however, to forget that this was fueled by personal vendetta and ended with a wanna-be special ops group (dedicated to only their own agenda) influencing the media would be foolish. it is things like this that make me feel as stated above.
it would be a good time now, to think about what is really important and worth defending, now that the entire story (hopefully) is out.
these are just some reflections post-gamergate and other recent internet-y events (including the other ‘hoaxes’ orchestrated by some internet gutter scum). and they include the bunked and debunked infomation as well as the recent (and hopefully, final) updates regarding the IRC channel that helped turn that into the shitstorm it was.
tl;dr: if you witness something you know is very wrong, maybe a stance stronger than ‘well i/we are not like that’ would be more beneficial.
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