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HOO-boy, WTF was THAT?! David Brooks’ latest column on ‘internet extremism’ has people wondering if he’s lost his marbles

David Brooks’ latest column is … out there.
Or maybe it’s brilliant.
We’re not sure.
Huh.
From the New York Times:
I am a sick man. I am a spiteful man. I am an unattractive man. I believe my liver is diseased.
I am one of those fanatics on the alt-right and the alt-left, the ones who make online forums so vicious, the ones who cancel and call out, the minority of online posters who fill the air with hate. I’m one of those radicals whose rage is intertwined with psychological fragility, whose anger at real wrongs is corrupted by my existential panic about myself.
To know anything about me you have to understand the chaos at the core of my innermost being. I was raised without coherent moral frameworks. I was raised amid social fragmentation and division, the permanent flux of liquid modernity.
Huh?
The diseased liver is awfully specific.
I am one of those fanatics on the alt-right and the alt-left, the ones who make online forums so vicious, the ones who cancel and call out, the minority of online posters who fill the air with hate. I’m one of those radicals whose rage is intertwined with psychological fragility, whose anger at real wrongs is corrupted by my existential panic about myself.
Uh-oh, he mentioned the alt-left.
Now he’s gone and done it.

He is indeed ‘at it’ again, this time with a column about being a member of the ‘alt-right’ and the ‘alt-left’ aka internet extremists.
We see you making that face …
ok i read david brooks’ column and i guess my main question is why did i do that
60 people are talking about this
It definitely leaves you feeling sort of strange.
Set itself on fire.
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA
Gourmet coffee and yoga pants?
that david brooks column might be what finally kills me and honestly… thank you, david
46 people are talking about this
HA!
We see what they did here.
Just don’t say anything about bedbugs.
Ouch … oh, our sides.
Whoa, so did Brad Pitt actually write this? Fight Club really is his hottest movie but we digress.
Asking for a friend.

This editor can’t decide if Brooks’ column is brilliant or batsh*t … which might in itself mean his column is actually a success. Or it might mean she’s had too much coffee.

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