In writing the post, “The Case put by Mr John Weller against the 45th President of the USA”, I describe how I have “grown up ” with electronics. In doing so, I experienced a life before, and after, the birth of electonics. Indeed, I fixed TVs that had, what the British called “valves” and studied the new materials that were to take the place of “valves”. The valves switched in accordance with the binary logic of 0 or 1
In life, I have been busy in making a living and, now and then, attempting, to start a business. In 2011, I set up a Study and Travel business in Colombia and, thereafter, found that I needed to use the social media network to encourage students to consider the offers of my company.
In the post, “The Case put by Mr John Weller against the 45th President of the USA”, I describe the peaceful English village, in which I lived , where only the insane would use inflammatory language, speaking and selecting words in a manner intended to cause an emotional response and incite a reaction in their fellow citizens. It is possible that some villagers would take umbridge with other villagers but the outcome may have been a few harsh words which would be soon forgotten, and a meeting in the local pub would end any hostilities .
The World of electronics had been welcomed, by the majority, in 1999 and e-mails were surpassing the written letter. I recall receiving a letter, long before the introduction of e-mail. The letter was from a 23 year old woman when I was 19 years of age. I cannot recall the contents of the letter but burned into my memory is the image of the lipstick from her lips underneath her signature. Those days have gone but the image never. That was a hand writen letter never to be forgotten, very unlike the e-mail of today.
However, on the 21st day of March 2006, in San Francisco, Califonia, in the Country known as the United States of America, a new virus mutated. It was, seamingly, a benign virus and was not given much credence at the time.
The disease spread slowly, at first, like the black death, stealthily across the USA, over to Europe and, then, to the rest of the World. The young were the most suseptable to the disease having no imunity. The disease was not recognised as a disease initially and many have the virus but are asymtomatic. They carry and are highly infectious but show no symptoms.
The manifestation of the disease, initially, was to simply take exception to the opinions of other, however, as the disease progressed in the brain, the reaction to simply take exception was overcome by a compulsion to bury the writer of wrongful opinion using words such as racist, bigot, moron, xenophobe , liar, cheat, narcissist, misogynist, all without knowing anything of the writer of the opposed opinion. Such inflamatory language was seen as justifiable, if only to promote a cause that was trending with those that had the disease.
There is another aspect of the disease that is troblesome to many. That is the limitation on the number of Characters that can be used in any specific message. Some may argue that it is possible to add a second message and a third message. This is true, but breaking up the whole into bits does not aid the intent of the message. This limitation leads to writers of messages not being able to put their messages into context. A recent example was a message I posted in support of the challenger of Alexandra Ocasio Cortez in the US Primaries. My message, to the challeger was, “AOC does not know that the people who founded America, the Pilgrims, were from Yorkshire, England. In the UK, they traded between each other & founded the Capitalist system, upon which the greatest nation ever built was founded. AOC thinks she can overturn 400 years of history”. This message was to carry the fact that the USA was set up on the same principles as those in Yorkshire, Engand. Principles which have stood the test of time. What I had to exclude was that the Pilgrims attempted to set up on a socialist economic regime which failed due to the ideleness of fresh arrivals to the colony. The intent of my message was lost as it was pointed out, by people much smarter than me, that the Piligrims did not find the New World as it was not lost, or found the USA as it was stolen from the indigenous tribes. Everybody failed to point out that the indigenous tribes came to North America from Africa in the first instance and stole the land from the animals who bequeathed the land from God , a god or nature.
The disease does not have a name but I propose that it should be referred to as “DeTwitterisus”.