During the past several years, we have witnessed a huge, coordinated attack by (((powers that be))) on chans and other previously obscure online communities.
The mass media brainwashing, relativization of everything and rabid anti-intellectualism have taken over what seemed to be one of last bastions of intelligent thought and free speech on the internet.
Left wing and right wing communities have undergone the same neutralization process. Left wing became SJW's, Right wing became alt-kikes. There is a clear neutralization pattern for any kind of non-conformist movement that emerges and starts gaining fraction. What we have witnessed happen with 4chan/GG, also happened with /pol/. And it seems to be the overall blueprint for controlling dissent on the internet
>Hyperreality is seen as a condition in which what is real and what is fiction are seamlessly blended together so that there is no clear distinction between where one ends and the other begins. It allows the co-mingling of physical reality with virtual reality (VR) and human intelligence with artificial intelligence (AI). Individuals may find themselves, for different reasons, more in tune or involved with the hyperreal world and less with the physical real world.
So there you have it, AI, "meme magic" , echo chambers and everything else in one package
>In his analysis of the spectacular society, Debord notes that quality of life is impoverished, with such lack of authenticity, human perceptions are affected, and there's also a degradation of knowledge, with the hindering of critical thought. Debord analyzes the use of knowledge to assuage reality: the spectacle obfuscates the past, imploding it with the future into an undifferentiated mass, a type of never-ending present; in this way the spectacle prevents individuals from realizing that the society of spectacle is only a moment in history, one that can be overturned through revolution
And here we have constant shilling with irrelevant garbage, fake news and reality TV politicians.
Constant influx of millennials which got raised on this is not helping either. Basically, the fight between "leftists" and "rightists" that is a centrally spun narrative today is a fight between 1984 and Brave New World.