Well, half of your post is a really good idea, spreading political messages, expanding one's viewpoint to be more global than national, all that stuff is great. The bad part of the internet, though, is that it tends to be an echo chamber, inserting bountiful amounts of bias where ever it can (try finding a news article about Palin's post on the mosque at ground zero that doesn't find an excuse to continue the media and internet's obsession with 'Bushisms' . For some reason, some people actually believe that the ease of access to pure information will end bias and basically make everyone smarter and more informed. In reality, the more information that the internet gets its hands on, the more information falls to the current zeitgeist, and becomes more and more tainted.
Americans hating on Obama is the latest result of this system. When Obama was running, the internet decided that he was the best speaker ever, was THE choice for president, stood for everything that was anti-Bush, and lets face it, he's kinda black, so that was a big deal. And yeah, a lot of it was fueled by his campaign playing the system.
Now that he's in office, and lo and behold, the country is run by more than one person. Obama gets all of Clinton's people back into the White House, and guess what? They're the ones making the decisions. That's how the presidency works. It's like picking a mascot for your team. Same thing went for Bush, too.
And reality sets in, Obama simply CAN'T do all of the crazy stuff he promised, so the liberals are mad. The conservatives who voted for him are disappointed that nothing magical happened when he went into office, and the conservatives that didn't like him in the first place still don't like him.
The biggest problem with the internet is that it invents its own context. And ANYTHING can be made to look like ANYTHING when you make up your own context, or have none. The worst possible thing that a person can do when gathering information is to pretend that the sites he agrees with don't have any bias. They do.
Now, the GOOD thing about the internet, is the comments section. My favorite part by far of any site, when everyone's arguing and posting links. You get both biases fighting with each other, the way it should be.
Unless, of course, you're in one of those angry blogs that's so niche that all of their readers are exactly the same as them, and all the comments are just agreement...
And please don't take this as me trying to end the argument, I really want to hear if you have a solution for better political education, but I'm just saying that 'more internet' isn't a very good solution, and really, is a big part of the problem, worsened by the fact that most think it's the solution...
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