So we invented blogs and we added a comment section. Then we basked in the glory of our bright idea.
Comments started showing up everywhere: on products, on news sites, on social media sites…everywhere. Here is what it has proven:
That when left to moderate themselves, the loudest and most obnoxious idiots will dominate the conversation.
That every single topic from news to opinion to DIY home tips can become a platform to espouse political rhetoric and nonsense.
That the true nature of our country (USA) may actually be the lowest common denominator; and idiocy, misinformation and ignorance are far more prevalent than (some of us) wish it was.
Our experiment in giving everyone a platform and voice has yielded this single result: idiots refuse to behave and civility is a thing of the past.
Perhaps the only benefit to come from it is this: at least we now know.
Can we shut off the comments now? Because I think reading the comment section anywhere is slowly killing me.