Weneed to take into consideration the fact that Jon Ronson expresses his point ofview very different from the crowd in the internet world or from any othermedium that the crowd may not see eye to eye with what may Jon Ronsonidentifies the situation. Based on the video, Jon Ronson believes that there isa problem with the mindset of humanity, while everyone else disagrees with whatJon Ronson believes in terms of punishment.
With the analyzation of the video,Jon Ronson poses that the people do show extensive lack of sympathy if thecurrent setting viewed online is destructive and heavily punishable. Jon Ronsonbelieves that the power of individuals on social media allows these type crowdsor public shamers to believe that they are entitled and powerful enough tomake, sometimes, unnecessary comments or opinions online that they deemed rightand just based on what they believe in. The avalanche and snowflake theory iswhat drives and motivates one to do such a thing online. Personally, I thinkthat the fundamental to such behavior of the theory begins with a so-called “snowflake”.The term “snowflake” means that it’s supposed to be a non-toxic and notmeant to gather great attention from what it was intended for. However, sometimesthings spark up and get out of control, that the outrage of the crowd from asource expands tremendously and all the built-up rage triggers the crowd and willvery soon cause an avalanche effect.
By now, it is comprehensible thatone of the main purposes of the internet is for individuals or internet usersto gain that “online” freedom to express our emotions, opinions,feelings, etc. and our sense of independence to do and post what we feel isright and just regardless of what people may say, think or whom might getaffected negatively or positively. There is a saying “with great powercomes with great responsibility, and I am a firm believer of the saying. So,for the individuals that are not abiding by their online freedom responsibilityshould be held accountable and be classified as internet shamers, regardless ifit was intended or not. These individuals were given high-level control oftheir lives in the internet world and should be aware and responsible for whatthey are doing. This goes with the quote by Neil MacDonald “the scarything about the internet.
..is that it allows human nature to do as itlikes.” Also, the rest of the quote”Shamers abide by no due process.
No government oversees them… what hastaken from is the biggest Kangaroo court in human history – capricious,vicious, stupid, out of control and with effective impunity.” Sums up thethings that I have mentioned about how online shamers can do so much damage andruin so much reputation online and how little the punishments are to those whoare caught. In my opinion, I believe that people who initiate shamingonline should also deserve to be shamed. We have a saying “What comesaround, goes around” and I am also a firm believer of this saying. So,yes, I believe that the punishment of cyber-shaming outweighs the”crimes” committed by the targets of cyber-shaming.
Resisting thecrime should not affect the individuals that were affected but should beinfluencing the attacker, hence why the punishment outweighs the crimes thetargets commit.