Like a Tsurezuregusa for a philosophy grad student.


What does it say about Tumblr that we’re willing to wholesale believe any extreme story so long as it aligns with our opposition to an ideology? We’re not even willing to see if its true.

This is in regards to that post about the african child telling Madonna to fuck off, but it is symptomatic of Tumblr in general. We are so caught up in our desire to fight oppression that we’re willing to believe any story, no matter how sensational, of extreme resistance.

Check your sources.

  1. bestnatesmithever said: Yes, but I wouldn’t pin this on Tumblr specifically, or even the Internet. People have been believing false stories for ages, whether it’s in the news or circulating the office rumor mill. The Internet just makes it all happen much quicker.
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