A bloodthirsty nation of online executioners

We don’t consider ourselves a primitive society. We are civilized. We don’t punish people who offend us by casting stones. We are not barbarians. We prefer bloodless, virtual crucifixion through viral memes and online commentary. We prefer petitions to higher authority through the screams of a digital mob. Make the wrong mistake and there is a chance the whole world could know about it within hours. Without waiting for details, a rabid public will have a judgement ready within seconds.

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