Maybe it’s just my age. But it seems like the whole of society is moving toward style over substance. The actual content of things is mattering less and less. Just how they look. How they are presented. The impression they give. This is why a small (like TOTALLY out of touch losers omg! goml…) cabal wields such disproportionate influence in the halls of power. They don’t waste time on meaningless poses and affectation, they ensure that money and influence will continue to accrue to them.
I think the internet 2.0 is really not helping. As long as you get a good photo to post online, a cool pose, a statement made without making any actual statement, nothing matters. Real issues are irrelevant. Injustice, poverty, intolerance, crime, oppression? Who cares. I don’t need to do anything about any of those things. Can’t you see how important I am to the (meaningless) cause by how I’m standing in my picture!?
It’s a meaningless culture around here. How many young Americans are affecting change the way they did in Egypt? How many are sacrificing their young lives for a cause the way many Libyans are? They are using new media for a higher purpose. Instigating revolution. Working for real change. What are Americans my age doing with social media? Is it worth while? Is it improving anyone’s lives? Does it even really affect anyone in a way that truly matters? fml. actually, fuck all our lives.