John McCain has said that he’s computer illiterate. He knows what the internet is, which I suppose is a start, but do we really want someone shaping American policy who has no knowledge of the things that shape American society?
Whether it is internet predators, gun control, international conflict or any of the many issues facing our society and our way of life, the internet is a source of knowledge far superior to that of traditional news outlets (especially since major corporations now own almost all of the major outlets and are agenda driven). How can we elect someone who, not only lived in the age of no television is older than Superman and zip codes, but simply cannot understand American life as it is today?
So, John McCain hates bloggers. (Newsflash: most of us, on all sides of the political spectrum, don’t especially like you either, Senator.) I assume that he hates bloggers because he cannot control the message. The internet isn’t Fox. It isn’t owned. Of course, you have to consider the message, no matter where that message comes from, and to do that takes the ability to think critically. I’ve addressed the lack of that particular skill here, so I won’t rehash it now.
No matter where the message comes from, one has to be able to think about what is being said and determine the validity of that message. It’s been shown over and over again that the corporate owned media fails us at every stage. That leaves those who seek valid news, more information about the issues that matter, or just the desire to attempt to discern the truth amongst all the untruth, to come to the internet. This is one of the reasons that Net Neutrality is so critically important to the future of America.
Did he really say The Cables?
I again ask: Should the President of the United States of America be computer literate? You tell me.