IJMC - The Model of a Modern Cyber-netizen
So what does it mean to sell out? To give up what you believe in to get
what you want? Yet how can you trade what you believe for something now?
Isn't what you believe what you want as well? Perhaps it's not selling
out, it's simply admitting you never really believed in what you claimed
to. You delve into moral, personal issues, and you find yourself tangled,
mentally wading through the molasses of the mind. Is there even a way
out? Is it worth selling out your beliefs? What if no one else seems to
share them with you, does that matter? Don't throw me in that briar patch
Brer Rabbit... -dave
| THE MODERN CYBER-CITIZEN'S SONG. Marcus Bales.
| I am the very model of a modern cyber-netizen
| All logic I dispense with, and all taste and manners jettison;
| I'm found on TV, radio, and many other "medias"
| But cyberspace is where I'm most particularly tedious.
| I come in every stripe from the conservative to radical
| And know it all except for how to spell or be grammatical.
| I haven't got a clue about the use of logicality
| And drivel on with made-up-factoid bargain-bin banality.
| I flame opponents hairless from a dozen different pseudonyms,
| Each one a ruder, lewder pun on Anglo-Saxon crudonyms,
| And where I find civility and hot debate have been at ease
| I break it up with spamming, flaming, scrolling and obscenities.
| I'm ignorant in every field, poetic to statistical,
| Which only makes my points of view more thoroughly sophistical;
| My attitude's aggressive and my tone is sanctimonious,
| My facts are bad, conclusions wrong, and arguments erroneous;
| My posts are pure unparagraphed expressions of my vanity,
| Impossible to parse except perhaps for the profanity.
| I'm known for disputatiousness and other sorts of knavery
| From purposeful mendacity to things yet more unsavory.
| The places civil reason is accounted most iniquitous
| Are places where you'll find me inescapably ubiquitous.
| In short, all logic I reject, all taste and manners jettison
| Because I am the model of a modern cyber-netizen!