Friday, September 3, 2010

Thoughts on the Internet Hate Machine (*Annotated)

Posted By on Fri, Sep 3, 2010 at 11:08 AM

This article on Gawker/Valleywag asks: "Is 4chan Turning Into Internet Good Guys?*"

You may not know or care what 4chan is. I'll let you read what Gawker says about them.

As the article points out, the Internet Hate Machine has been cranked into motion twice in recent weeks in order to track down the woman who trashed a cat and the girl who pitched puppies into a river.**

Gawker asks:

"OMG, are they coming back over to the Light side, like Anakin Skywalker at the end of Return of the Jedi???"***

I think the real point is much simpler: animal cruelty is repugnant. Even to the repugnant-est folks around.

Explosion/Puppy enthusaist Michael Bay
  • Explosion/Puppy enthusaist Michael Bay

(*Shouldn't that headline read either "Are 4chan Turning Into Internet Good Guys?" or "Is 4chan Turning Into Internet Good Guy?)

(**Anyone else surprised that both were women? Isn't sociopathy, like, a million times more common in men?)

(*** actual factual quote from Gawker McValleywag himself)

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