Lamebook -- Rebellion of the Stupid
February 25, 2010
by Ben Martin
If you want a glimpse into the decadence and immorality of the next generation of Americans, look no further than lamebook.com.
This particular site, which gets 12 million hits a day, allows users to post their most "humorous" conversations from the social networking giant facebook.com. Needless to say, humor is in the eye of the beholder. While perusing this website, I didn't find much to laugh about. But I can almost see the smug smile on a social engineer's face.
The silent weapons used for dumbing down America are now humming along at full tilt. Education, feminism, and the mass media were designed to integrate America into the fast emerging global state. Facebook and Lamebook are an interactive extension of that most ruthless of weapons, television.
T.V. "programming" has pushed nothing but an endless cycle of materialism, perversion and brand association. Now, we can use social networking sites to show off our latest trinket, decadent vacation, or to simply revel in utter mindlessness!
As Irene Angelopoulos said recently on this site, social networking is all about self-branding and let's face it, these days vulgarity and stupidity are the most righteous brands of all.
the people of lamebook.com,
the order of the day is self abasement, insecurity, cruelty, and unabashed ignorance. The most intimate of personal details are aired
out in a way that makes all those involved look terribly
crass and inconsiderate.
The scourge of pornography has had a profound effect on my generation. Dysfunction abounds and courtship is a thing of the past. Sexual encounters are advertised and propositioned from the security of your home, without considering the damage to your reputation.Many people are aware that American education has long been subverted, with the aim of creating dumbed down populations. Lamebook.com will give you a good idea of just how far this plan has advanced.
Spelling, grammar and coherence are things of the past. In the internet world, everyday words are misspelled and shortened as a rule. You has become u, know is simply no, and correct usage of there/their/they're and your/you're seems like a lost cause.
Is there a relationship between degeneracy and language?While this new speak is common to the texting and instant messaging generation, I did notice something new. Not only are phrases frequently misused and misspelled, words are now being intentionally bastardized. Letters are being replaced with numbers and punctuation to form a new "language." The strange thing is, it seems this style would actually be more burdensome than just communicating in English.
After becoming acquainted with the gang over at lamebook.com, I could easily imagine a future where the average American gets by with a vocabulary of some 500 words!
Privacy is no longer valued as it should be. Birthdates, telephone numbers and addresses are posted without a thought of who might be accessing this information. Not only are people willing to offer up all pertinent information, they are more than happy to keep you posted on menstrual cycles, sexual (mis)adventures and a terrible array of family disputes. The disrespect of these teenagers, coupled with the uncaring reactions of their parents make for a sickening combination
It's not only kids participating in this mockery. Facebook is often used to directly challenge and degrade participating family members. Lamebook promotes a false, idiotic "rebellion."
I have always wondered why people are so eager to divulge their lives to relative strangers. No one is mysterious anymore. The desire and excitement to learn about someone new is diminished when, in five minutes, you can know how many sexual partners she has had. Social networking sites drain the excitement and intimacy out of relationships.
Friendship and dating have become nothing but a collection of photos and wall posts documenting random trysts rather than memories and the foundations on which you build your life.
The technology that is supposed to bring people together is actually doing the opposite. We are quickly losing the ability to empathize with others and form alliances to get things done. But something tells me that was the plan.
So, whether you're looking to see a grown man simulate sex on a hanging deer carcass or just want to see a baby in an animal crate, lamebook.com is the place for you.
Ben Martin, 26, of Chicago, works with surgical lasers in operating rooms across the Midwest.
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