Does the world these days have fake blog muscles? There are plenty of people out there who have heard of the term “beer muscles.” It’s the term used to describe the bravado of men and women when they have had a few too many in the bar and they think they are able to beat up the world. In the endless news cycle and where everyone has a voice and that voice is a million miles away from the rest of the world it’s easy to wonder if there such a thing as fake blog muscles.
Many writers and news critics have opinions and their take on different issues, but that is what they are paid for, but the issue is that those who are commenting are no longer attempting to be civilized or intelligent in what they are commenting on. Instead they are using the Internet as a platform to harrass and degrade their targets.
Certainly not everyone will agree with a writers opinion on something. It’s within their right to question the integrity of that writer if they wish, but when it is taken to the point of hurling slurs or making blind and ignorant statements about someone’s family then it is taking it too far. So what are these bloggers to do with opinions they don’t like and why has it come to this?
Part of the problem is that there is a culture that exists where we are taught to be loud and be frank, but that should mean to be offesnive. However, there are plenty of men and women who are just that. It’s a shame because there are very good minded and intelligent responses to some of the opinions and news pieces that are posted but those pieces end up getting buried by bloggers who don’t know how to make a case for their argument without hurting someone. The sad part is that the situation will get worse before it ever gets better.