Thursday, January 8, 2015

Quote of the Day (Dana Milbank, on ‘Slacktivism’ and ‘The Interview’)

“My patriotic gesture [watching The Interview] was a form of Slacktivism — a uniquely American form of engagement in which statements are made without any real sacrifice. The Slacktivist gets icy water over the head to fight Lou Gehrig’s disease, or tweets out hashtags to fight kidnapping in Nigeria (#BringBackOurGirls). The Slacktivist wears color-coded bracelets for causes, ‘likes’ causes on Facebook — and goes to see a Seth Rogen film to defy North Korea.”—Dana Milbank, “How Can America Inspire the Slacktivist Generation to Action?”, Washington Post, Dec. 30, 2014

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