Watching these RNC and DNC conventions leaves me feeling angry, especially in the aftermath of jacob blake. how can anyone listen to these windbags and not feel a boiling anger?
That's politics everywhere, at any given time. At that level it's too abstract to be existentially meaningful. So it's always a facade.
definitely. i wonder how much blame the internet has in the acceleration of the deterioration of meaning in public debate.
The Internet is just a medium, the one reaching out to everyone. I'm that sense, it functions as the ultimate high resolution lense on society as a whole (as virtually everyone is in it). That to say that what we're seeing is not the deterioration of public discourse, just seeing it big in all its everlasting shallowness.