havent we conclude so far that everything is a lie anyways and manipulated by the media so it blinds the normal (good) people?
debate? havent heard that word in a while. whats it standing for?
IMO we have huge issues. but none that has been mentioned here so far (thou i for sure didnt read all the thousands of posts here) and that issue is the rise of populism, alternative medias which are highly uneducated and extremely biased, information bubbles which delude the view on the world for individuals, and social media which gives voice to the very wrong people- the ones who, with a huge conviction, usually little knowledge, think they are doing the right thing by try to force their opinions on others.
while the educated, bussy with life, kids, work and maybe their parents, the “movers” and “thinkers” have long given up on trying to prove the conspirancy-lovers wrong simply by the reason that it plays no role how many facts, stats and evidence you provide to them, they will still denny anythjng of that and try to find backdoors which enable them to, again, think differently. and even if there are non, they will claim that provided data/facts is either opinionated, onesided or simply plainly falsified.
so where is the debate? that word doesnt exist anymore.
ego-speeches, thats the new word to describe the new world order. everyone lives in his own world, and whoever has a different view, even only minor differences, is being labeled as the bad guy or the illusioned guy, or the insider guy, or the liar guy.
now combine this new world order with nostalgic thinking of the individual, especially if it is deluded (which it is, as we always see the past more positive than it truly ever was- pink glasses effect), and you have a dangerous mixture of uneducated media, social media, populist politians, deluded individual, denial of facts, “dehumanizing the opponent and people who dont agree” categorizing into “them and us” and in the end: seperatism into smaller groups which only justification of existance is the hate on other groups.
you wonder why im quiet on so many popular threads here? thats the reason, it is a waste of time.