I was browsing Medium (I won’t give you my profile link obviously) and I randomly came across this.
Naturally, I think it’s simple and comes down to 2 things.
- SJWs’ Codes. Speech codes. Normal People are quietly going elsewhere. To avoid the cultists who throw their weight on every topic.
- Monstering mobs. It seems like every other week there’s a new scandal on Twitter and somebody’s life is ruined by people who are held unaccountable. Slowly, people are scaling back their usage.
This guy generally gets it without going into politics (social justice is actually a religion masquerading under politics).
…To explain, let me be clear what I mean by abuse. I don’t just mean the obvious: violent threats. I also mean the endless bickering, the predictable snark, the general atmosphere of little violences that permeate the social web…and the fact that the average person can’t do anything about it.
Gee, which group does that?
We once glorified Twitter as a great global town square, a shining agora where everyone could come together to converse. But I’ve never been to a town square where people can shove, push, taunt, bully, shout, harass, threaten, stalk, creep, and mob you…for eavesdropping on a conversation that they weren’t a part of…to alleviate their own existential rage…at their shattered dreams…and you can’t even call a cop. What does that particular social phenomenon sound like to you? Twitter could have been a town square. But now it’s more like a drunken, heaving mosh pit. And while there are people who love to dive into mosh pits, they’re probably not the audience you want to try to build a billion dollar publicly listed company that changes the world upon….
You’re not oppressed, you’re unpopular.