I knew there was something amiss well over a year ago. There were simply too many stupid people showing up in comments sections and forums. They were commenting on everything and always ignorant, racist and reactionary when they did. The ratio of idiots to normal people was way out of proportion. At one point I even wondered if there was a small group somewhere prolifically covering every political forum and news comments section and being purposefully stupid and repugnant just for the fun of it.
In fact, it was all hinted at several years prior when some of my friends had their email lists hijacked and then weird messages were sent out under their name. I knew that ‘hijacking email lists’ was happening but I couldn’t imagine the reason except for spamming. I also knew that my first blog was ‘pirated’ by Russians or Eastern Europeans but I saw some ugly but only petty purpose in it since they ‘rented out’ my blog’s first (better known) name to advertisers. Basically they stole my on-site address and put up a billboard for rent.
It has gotten worse.
A friend sent me this link (it may not have transferred properly but you can find the article using Google): https://www.buzzfeed.com/charliewarzel/the-terrifying-future-of-fakenewsutm_term=.saYqL13yE&utm_campaign=Content%20Advisor%20Newsletter&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=60684688&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_BhhAULGnTvwRznvhAM9gukGiu3bSQXvE4s8WlyTTs9KCnIQ3L1cWy1QEhiC678wHuPsow_grS4j4MmdS_C6VWlHqQ&_hsmi=60684690#.tbAL46zVP . Look up Buzzfeed and Aviv Ovadyda
It seems the lies are going to ramp up. Fake news – which already rivals REAL news – will grow. The end result? We do not know what to believe. And THEN all hell can break loose. Actually, all hell has already broken loose. See Trump run. See Trump jump. See Trump play.
I write this today because I have a truth to share: my second blog has not been a hit. I get an average of about 50 readers a day. I sometimes approach 100 but I am nowhere near the almost 1100 I used to achieve. Mind you, some of those (how many?) were bots. Still, I believed I had a few hundred readers. I have no idea now.
So, the irony (for me) is that I try to write ONLY what I know to be true even if that declaration applies only to my feelings for that day. This blog may be of no real interest to anyone but what is written is my truth (yes, I use a bit of hyperbole now and then but that’s my style).
THIS guy’s truth is going nowhere. Kim Kardashian reigns supreme because she has a big butt. Does any of this make any sense?
I do not think so. Not to me, anyway.
I am starting to feel as if my continuing writing is somehow enabling a larger destructive force, an evil, diseased and doomed dystopian world of lies and deceit. I am adding volume to a huge pile of crap that is growing stinkier by the day.
One thing is for sure. Those of you on Facebook and other media should seriously consider getting off. It is probably too late. Your images, your words, your identity are all on a foreign database as I write. That cannot be good. And, according to OVADYA, that is enough information for newly developed algorithms and software to put live words and actions onto film that looks and sounds exactly like you.
Dave’s blog is NOT safe from that but it is so NOT popular, the information pirates are unlikely to use it. At least not tomorrow. Why use Dave when they can give Obama a star-speaking role in a puppy-kicking video or doing porn with Hillary. Much more likely will be more fake news that Trump will believe like the fake news Brietbart put out about Sweden last year.
I have techie friends who have hinted at and even prophesied such electronic evil over the last few years (one was so freaked out over twenty years ago, he wouldn’t say key words over a cell phone!) but they were never specific. It was more of a general paranoia. Not anymore. They were right. The slope is downhill and looks pretty dark.
Long way of saying: I may have to alter this blog, this effort at expression once again. I may kill it. I may change it. I may do something else. I do not know. Input welcome. But it is clear that the main purpose of this is simply spleen-venting and even doing that seems to enable (in some way) the dark side of the force. This requires a re-think.