Ok, I am now impressed. This is the kind of thing that I wish I had written except it is better than that. The one thing, I think, we can say out of the disastrous worsening of a bad situation is that we now know that money does not create ethical societies even when the people involved thought that is what they were doing. So Twitter and Facebook didn’t create the collapse of the American political system but they could have helped delay it or, maybe, lessened the timing and magnitude of the disaster. Instead they went for it. Went for the money. And asked no questions.

They could have an effect now but their ethical capital (the only kind that counts) is at a large negative number. What do we do now? This really hurts. I was part of that time in ‘90s when networking was going to finally make it right. And here we are having opened the door to the worst part of human society. Whatever we say or do social media has and is rapidly changing the world. We need to clean up the racism and ignorance and put some universal standards of human rights on the account books. America can’t do that anymore but someone must.

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