Poison’s Rikki Rockett Speaks the Truth: “Social media is the new propaganda machine” – 2022

Rikki Rockett:

I don’t like talking politics, but it’s all the rage these days I suppose!

When I was growing up, my mom’s side of the family were republicans and my dad’s side were Democrats. We all shared holidays, birthdays and events. Did they argue? Sure, they did. What East coast family doesn’t? But, at the end of the day there was a level of respect that we have lost today. The pot shots today are insane! Back then, the most divisive thing was probably Rock vs Disco! Lol! Now, people want a civil war if they don’t get their way. Maybe Devo was right about the future… Ju DeEvolution? Don’t get me wrong, it can be healthy to be spirited about your beliefs. However, I now see people adopting beliefs simply based on the party they have chosen.

I have gone from Republican to Libertarian to Independent in just a few short years. I care about policies, not parties.

The current situation is insane, and I blame social media. Social media has helped to create a culture war. At the heart of what people think is political is more a culture jam. Social media is the new propaganda machine.

I personally don’t care if someone in Iowa is out back shooting bottles and cans with their AR any more than I care if some person in Chicago decides to identify as a different sex. Who gives a crap?! It’s a problem when it’s weaponized and used to hurt someone. That’s when I think we as people should care.

I hear both sides lash out statistics to support whatever thing they are trying to get across and I get that, but remember that figures don’t lie, but liars’ figure! Let me say that again for the people in the back… Figures don’t lie, but liars’ figure!

All this election stuff has me thinking… Do we have a Democracy anymore?