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Offence Hunters at Work

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The world is on fire these days. No day goes past without someone, somewhere, working up rage about someone, somewhere having said or seen something to shame someone on a somewhere, something of a social media platform.

Allsorts events taken offence to every day of the working week and beyond. It’s a shameful disgrace. People are saying something about something. You are saying something about something someone said. That’s right. What would be more suited for the purpose of feigning indignation about something someone said about someone else who said that someone fourth or fifth down the vine said something? This, in case it isn’t clear, is akin to saying something about someone else who said something . . . on social media no less.

Raging about nothing is good. It gives us an infinitesimally proportioned sense of control, and a voice. Having a voice will help us hone our species’ written skills, if not manners. We don’t physcally hit Bozo on the head with a banana anymore. We’ve have these little squiggles we can assemble in different configurations to do just that.

Dis is my virtual smartphone. Now watch me get miffed.

So where does this constant social media ire lead us? Well, for starters it has taught us to appreciate the den of offence also known as Twatter, Inc. Twatter blew the public consciousness of being able to call anyone who said something a Nazi out of the hot, boiling water in the cauldron we were hiding to escape from the world that’s on fire. If it weren’t for Twatter you couldn’t spit out barbed wire at 140 characters a minute or however long it takes you to type on an onscreen keyboard. Imagine that curled up in a kettle.

The internets have been around quite a long time by now, of course. So has online behaviour. But what’s a few Usenet message boards anno 1999 when you can rage with your name and rank in real time in 2015? Broadcasters run your tweets live on the telly. You can see your 100-character bleeding social commentary about Bozo’s hairstyle front and centre across Nepal earthquake news reporting. That’s bananas.

Never in the history of mankind have so many owed so much to so few multibillion corporations to vent their spleen. The primal, nay, primate yearning to go full acerbic at those who said something about something that doesn’t align with what we said about something said by someone else is an essential human right. It’s called my freedom of speech to torch yours.

That’s why the world is on fire these days. If the world wasn’t on fire it wouldn’t be so uncomfortably hot in where we’re seated and if it wasn’t so uncomfortable we wouldn’t be becoming incensed about everything around us.

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