This Is What The Internet Should Be

Flickr / Anonymous9000
Flickr / Anonymous9000

There is such triviality and pompous bickering in the conversation of freedom of speech in the internet. Sure everyone is entitled to their opinion, but you always find a creepy moralist bore with attention issues who will tear to pieces your inalienable right to speak your mind as you wish. Don’t people get it? I have the constitutional right to write about any crap I want and so far that’s what I’m doing in my essays and in my articles.

You can talk about anything — even if you feel some people maybe will get their asses offended by your rhetorical style or your bravado. For god’s sake, I am twenty years old, I for real do not possess any kind of bravura. I just have my passion and attitude about writing— even if it seems puffed up, conceited, arrogant, bumptious, stiff or uppish — and my age’s obsessive vanity.

The internet is published as a free platform where anyone can share their thoughts and conceptions of the word. It doesn’t matter if you are a supremacist, gay or hetero, white or black. You get to tell your opinion as it is — whether stupid, pompous, groundless or even just a piece of shit. Freedom of expression — dialogue — is the golden substance of democracy.

The internet is much like the ancient greek agora, where people used to exchange wit and opinions often coming in collision. The desirable outcome of a gut-wrenching column is provocation and a dispute of a standard thesis. We must have in mind this Latin quote that I unearthed while reading Kierkegaard’s journal: “De omnibus dubitatum est.”

Which means that everything must be doubted.

So, if you are ready to expose your feelings (and your brains) about our society you must keep in mind the fact that the internet is volatile and it’s communities are waiting warily for controversy. My generation — the “generation me” as it has been depicted by Time Magazine — I must declare is a bit clumsy and lame. We coordinate (not all of us) laziness and narcissism and we display these misplaced “virtues “ on the social media. We are, in the end, as Bret Easton Ellis suggests the “generation wuss.”

The internet is for free expression — the digital place where even consciously marginalized loners can beat the punchline, offering insights about the world and the human nature. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

More From Thought Catalog