I do believe you're an intelligent dude. I also believe that both of us are ingrained with a certain born in bias or ones we've developed.
But I'm not seeing these measurables and this data that actually measures it. You can keep saying measurables and then giving some subjective story, but that's not actually measurable dude.
You see mouthbreathers becoming connected to the internet and then tell me they aren't connected and they have no freedom. That their access to information is somehow less than what it was.
You also seem to assume that these wifebeaters didn't push buttons in the factory for 8 hours and then go home and kick the shit out of their wives and kids and dogs since the dawn push button factories and abusive people.
new media created them..
Of course you stop there and don't mention that 50 years ago the wife was wearing that shit til hubby died. And that media and society has changed and adapted enough to no longer consider that normal behavior while they provide options for the abuse victims.
No new media arguments when it got Obama elected. It was the dawn of a new day and a good thing four years ago.
People blaming the radio for the sounds that come out of it. People blaming twitter for the idiots on it. And that's indicative of our lack of freedoms?
By the way, the OP had it right: It's fucking funny that TX prisoner won 40% of a WV democratic primary.
e0y2e3 wrote:If something like Haight Street during Vietnam were attempted today the Gov't would have it shut down within a week. Fake ass OWS wasn't even close to Haight and ultimately got raided by the police state.
So yes, our lives are measurably more limited than our parents, especially when comparing the Vietnam situation re: the Hippies.
And come on you aren't an idiot. The "New Media" argument is a bunch of fuckstick mouth breathers becoming connected to the world, it has nothiing to do with you are I. People that in the past would have been pushing the button in the factory for eight hours, going home drunk and beating there wife and then going to bed now manage to work in some Fox News so they can scream about the Gays ruining the country.