I believe the land of internet discourse is beset by a mob mentality. Anyone who is seen to offend is often subject to a witch-hunt. Discourse is dead, and we killed it.
I’m of the mind that the more Gen Y talks, the less we’re actually saying. We espouse the “how” in favour of the “why,” and the only content born from this is directionless and blunted.
Scott Morrison’s “religious freedom” platform has little to do with the right to pray, it has everything to do with the right to discriminate and undo what the country voted for.
It’s not just extreme examples like Julian Assange, the right to be heard, and the concept of dissent have been severely wounded.
The Australian Federal Police raiding the offices of journalists should not serve as a warning, but as an accurate representation of what we’ve enabled.