Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Blogs are like a**holes... everybody's got one

The blogging world serves as an amplifier for the worst qualities of humanity, which is too bad. In the year 2008 blogs are a great tool / necessary evil. I understand this and I really like the fact that they are a conduit for rapid fire information to be sent out into the world. But I have nothing but contempt for the mamby pamby antics that go on with the cannibal culture of bloggers. They are contributing to the downfall of reliable journalism. Facts don't get checked, spelling errors are published and Idiocracy is in the works.

But worst of all blogs have created a haven... an outlet for cowards to hide in the mob and leave comments with their anonymous little fake names. The whole comments interphase is a botched idea. Yes, I like that it facilitates interaction between a writer and an audience, but people should not be allowed to leave comments unless they use their real names. Otherwise why are you even commenting? Just to point out the shortcomings of others to make yourself look better? If you feel so compelled and/or outraged that you have to leave commentary, use your real name!

But this will never happen. It's always the dumbest and most knee-jerk people who are driven to lash out with this contrived and self-righteous sense of smarmy venom. These people are cowards who would never say the things they say if they weren't a safe distance away. The whole system caters to panzies who don't have the balls to be held accountable for their words. I say have some respect for yourself and the people at whom you are striking out.

Of course this is all part of a larger and much more philosphical issue with human nature, but I'll save that for another blog post.