atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#5743: I feel the same way.

It's not good, but they started it.
This is not the world I want to live in. When I first saw that they'd embarrassed this guy, I laughed. I thought he was an on-air personality and at least a minor political player. After I realized he was just an editor, I cringed a little. I can't bring myself to endorse it, but neither can I condemn it. This is what they've done to time and time again us and they won't stop. What alternative is there?

Repeated appeals to reason, principle, and human decency have all been made. All have been in vain. The people who work in the media do not use the power that they wield--a power so great that it can drive every day citizens to suicide--with the care and thoughtfulness of adults.
He goes on to talk about toddlers playing with fire, and like children, the media must be taught that the pain they inflict on others matters, and the only way for them to learn is to experience that pain.

Sombody who is incapable of being hurt will never learn not to hurt other people. In most cases he'll come to enjoy inflicting the pain, in fact: "Ha! I can do this to you all day long, but you can't do squat about it!"

A bully, in other words.

But eventually, there comes a point at which people get fed up. Then the bully abruptly finds that the roles have reversed, and he's the one who's getting his shit kicked out. And that there are more of the kids in the neighborhood than there are of him. And his sycophants have switched sides. And--

This is what is happening here, and even as I can't endorse it I sure as hell can't condemn it. They've done this to us for years. If that's the game they want to play--because our forebearance has remained unanswered--we'll play that game, and they're going to find out that there's more of us than there are of them.

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