People acting out, or up

Fillyjonk is tired of social media:

It’s all so much become a “if this person doesn’t care for something I love, I’m going to impute Bad Reasons to them for it (sexism, racism, whatever) and I’m going to do whatever I can to dunk on them” and when did life become a giant game of, uh, micturational combat and again, I am so tired.

Folks, this: we are all fellow-passengers to the grave. Ain’t none of us getting out of this alive no matter how many points we score or how many people we dunk on or how much hashtag activism we do. And life is hard and a lot of people are hurting and my general MO is not to add to that hurt.

There might be a deathbed somewhere occupied by someone thinking “I should have spent more time thinking about politics,” but that someone is almost certainly not someone I am going to mourn.


  1. McGehee »

    9 October 2018 · 7:09 am

    Nor even, “I wish I’d spent more time on Twitter and Facebook.”

  2. hollyh »

    9 October 2018 · 3:56 pm

    fj, I totally get that. I did stop watching the telly during those horrid Kavenaugh hearings. But one cannot HELP but focus on politics, when it impacts our lives so deeply. Just one example: our planet is on fire (literally), and yet our politicians continue to hear no evil, see no evil, and in fact they are actively passing laws to make things burn faster.

    I take that personally and it makes me depressed and angry. To me, that is the only sane response.

    What worries me is, it has taken the kids way too long to BECOME activists, and now it may literally be too late to avoid the precipice.

    Just being a Debbie Downer today, aren’t I?

  3. McGehee »

    10 October 2018 · 4:30 pm

    Holly, that you consider your response the only sane one, suggests that, on the subject of sanity, your judgment may be faulty.

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