It’s obvious that things are very political — very politically charged — and we’re constantly being fed a stream of political rhetoric and political grievances.
Because of this, people develop certain belief systems and we frequently talk about the notion of an echo chamber and echo chambers, absolutely exist – particularly online — and they are places where people tend to talk about the things they want to talk about, exclusively.
In these echo chambers, there’s not a lot of crossover with other belief systems, or with people who believe differently than we do, or with those who may have differing perspectives and it feels good to sit and dwell in an echo chamber, because you are presumably sitting there with kindred spirits and like-minded people.
Yet, one of the consequences of the ideological obsessions and the notion of being “plugged in” online, is that a certain form of latent solipism has emerged.
Now when I speak of solipsism, I’m not referring to the philosophical belief that the self is the only thing that exists
or the self is the only thing that can be recognized. There’s a modicum of truth to that, of course; your consciousness as an individual, is cut off from the consciousness of another individual. We are inaccessible to each other on some level and how we typically try to bridge that gap is by means of human language. Speech and language are the only tools we have which we can avail ourselves and this is how we communicate the products of our consciousness as individuals.
The solipsist (particularly women and feminized men) encounters somebody else of a different persuasion and simply cannot comprehend that there is a person out there that might be different and it’s not just that he cannot comprehend it, he is unable to tolerate it. What follows soon after is censorship, censureship, insults and the general shaming tactics and language.