And so here I am looking at another blank piece of paper. In it, I see the totality of everything I have ever done

Snark Attack: Our Destructive Online Ritual

There is nothing to be learned from the tragic rise and fall of public men that we see on blogs. That is not their function. Their degradation is mere spectacle that blogs use to sublimate the general anxieties of their readers. To make us feel better by hurting others. To stress that the people we’re reading about are freaks, while we are normal.