How the Internet Radicalizes People: Exhibit A

in #internetlast year

A 41-year-old woman recently tweeted a celebration for her law degree. It focuses on her being single and without children--that people like her aren't recognized enough.

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With that, a tide of support rushed in, with many echoing their own experience holding off on family for other life pursuits.

The most popular response, though, took things a step further.

"YOU are the apex of womanhood," it read in part. "Fully liberated w/choices and life that our female ancestors couldn’t even fathom. You represent the fullest potential of womankind."

A reply to this tweet stated: "...single womanhood is an exalted state..."

And then another person replied to this reply by writing, "'Single womanhood is an exalted state.' That’s one of the best things I have ever heard! And it’s true!"

In what I assume was a case of getting caught up in celebration, these three indicated that having children makes you less of a woman (not the apex), that motherhood represents a lesser form of womankind, and having children keeps women in a lesser state.

And thousands of people offered these sentiments their support.

In trying to empower women, all these individuals came together and belittled and dehumanized hundreds of millions of women at once.

The internet is powerful and new to humankind, and we're letting it exploit our weaker tendencies. We say and support things before thinking, we pile into social movements that are counterproductive, and we let these movements form us into combative groups.

Author Douglas Murray writes extensively about this general concept (as well as the specific movement of belittling mothers) in his clear and eye-opening 2019 book, The Madness of Crowds". Give it a read:

The internet isn't the first societal development we're struggling to manage. Food abundance gets the better of many who eat much more than they need or choose to eat unhealthily.

Both food abundance and the internet are (hopefully) not going away. So we need to learn how to moderate them, or they will continue to be toxic forces individually and collectively.

(Link to the tweet:

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Most of the women are talking from experience

Now, imagine getting married to a man who won't allow you to be yourself

A man who wants you to stay home, give birth to children, and that is the end

Most women are feminine in nature but have the heart and strength of a man, so they will not be able to handle or withstand staying home idle with no pursuit whatsoever

So they choose the path of life that comes with no husband nor children, that way, the responsibility of respecting their man and heeding his words to the detriment of who they would have loved to be is taken out of the way

This is my former self speaking though

My current self knows that even though you have such a man who would not want to compete with you for anything, women can find ways by which they can make their husbands support their dreams, without these men thinking they(their wives) are out to defame them

By the time, the women are able to do this, they will discover that the men will be pleased to have the helpmate that the scripture promised

Women no longer want to be liabilities, that is why it seems their answers were coherent

Their answers may seem coherent to some people given the greater context. Yet there is no coherence in dehumanizing mothers.

Yet there is no coherence in dehumanizing mothers.

@fedoraonmyhead, I agree with you, but shockingly, this is the sad reality we lie in

The Internet does not "radicalize" and knives do not make criminals .. the Internet only helps to bring back out what is suppressed in humans and their natural feelings and characters by a criminal system forcing us into "equalities" and uniformation !

People are letting the internet radicalize them. The responsibility is on us.

"...we need to learn how to moderate..."

in a lab they tested it with mice and rats -- "moderated" them .. all the ones who were more patient and "peaceful" died and became victims of others, got less food, were mobbed, had a shorter lifespan .. nature made us to survive == survival of the fittest -- suppressing this for a while will always create a backflash ! And no - humans are not different -- we are just walking and talking big Apes .. nothing else -- evolution works in all of our cells and genes ..

But we need to learn to moderate because we have abundance, something rats do not have. Ever hear about the rats given unlimited amounts of food?

We have to be better than rats.

Nature did not create a "to be given" but free Rats fight for food and the strongest survive .. any breaking of natural law leads into degneration because it breeds the weaker too and they sooner or later will overrule the strong and intelligent ones .. the end of a species .. no matter if Rats, Apes or Humans !