- Oct 25, 2017
The ironic thing here is this also applies to South Park. You can argue but it's satire but how it's done has lead to a lot of people taking it at face valueI'm making a point which was put into writing by Marshall McLuhan back in 1964 in his book "Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man". Despite the time gap his theories apply directly to the shitshow that is society under the umbrella of social media. In short: the content is less important than how it is communicated.
But if you must know (you're not demanding it but I'll tell you anyway) I was raised on a diet of South Park and believe in rationality, empathy for others, and socialistic principles (at least within a capitalist economy) and I'm absolutely not a right-wing lunatic.
I put it to you and her that it isn't South Park that makes people what they are but the environment they're in and the constant barrage of information to which they're subjected every day. The shortened structure of twitter and nature of other platforms lead to oversimplified "hot takes" and a flattening of meaning. This gets disseminated, interpreted incorrectly (as it relates to the original material) and before you know it fake news emerges and opinion polarised.
And then there's their rampant transphobia which is devoid of satire
All I can tell you is I don't think people are gonna quote that tweet to shit on my community can't say the same about thr Dolphin bullshit.