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the current direction of these solutions really feels like the technological equivalent of 'solving' the homelessness crisis via hostile architecture. putting spikes on every bench and doorstep doesn't make anyone less homeless but it makes them less visible so you can feel less bad about it. turning the internet into an increasingly obfuscated series of walled gardens doesn't improve the wellbeing of anyone particularly at risk and if anything, gives ingroups and personality cults all the more power to thrive. but maybe the new york times wont tell you about some neckbearded loser who says nigger too much and therefor you've solved the only problem you actually care about. more and more i'm lead to believe that the compassion and empathy of the sensible majority is largely performative and on a fundamentally emotional level they just want heads to roll irrelative of any actual justice.



I think you are spot on, I also think you should watch your language in that people will use it is an excuse to ignore the painful truth of the very important point you are making:

"more and more i'm lead to believe that the compassion and empathy of the sensible majority is largely performative and on a fundamentally emotional level they just want heads to roll irrelative of any actual justice"




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