Feeling frustrated and disappointed in my fellow Americans. Either nobody sees my tweets thanks to Twitter’s algorithms or most of my followers are apathetic. I don’t understand. Can someone please explain to me why they think it is better to rant on social media all day every day about the president, this administration and all the horrific things happening in this country than it is to take less than 5 minutes to call or text your representatives? At the time of writing this post the tweet below had ZERO retweets.
I’m frustrated. My few Republican friends that have attempted to speak up on the comments of my page and share their thoughts on an issue have been shut down and judged immediately by a few of my Liberal friends. How the heck are we supposed to fix the horrendous problems of the world if we can’t even have civilized conversations with the ones we love?
I’m disappointed. I’m disappointed I have so many smart, caring friends that have turned into armchair Facebook activists. Sharing news stories and rants on Facebook is not activism. It’s sharing information. Thank you, sometimes that information is useful but if you really cared you would take more action. Can you at least take the basic action of texting, faxing, calling or writing handwritten letters to your Representatives and vote?
I’m disgusted. I passed through a small town in California the other day. A town I love! While walking around the town, I passed a young, white, shirtless, tattooed man holding a baby. My first thought was, how sweet a man and a baby. Then I saw his tattoos, he had ‘WHITE POWER’ in giant letters tattooed on his back among other white supremacist symbols. I’m sad that this man feels empowered to walk around shirtless with those racist tattoos. And, I’m sad most of my friends don’t even take action to do anything about the current political situation we are in. They’d rather vent on social media.
I know I do not do enough. There is so much more I can do. I will try to do more. I hope you will too.
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- Looking down on the ferry
- My life before the social media giants took over