joebarborak said: "Old man screams at could" and not reading the news literally does nothing but buries your head in the sand. It’s nothing to be proud of - if anything, I’d say it’s something to keep quiet.
Well, I like doing the things that make me myself. Everyone only has a finite amount of energy so no matter what you do with yourself you’re headsanding something. I think letting yourself be a big ol jug to random media bombardment from a few sources about snippets of events you likely don’t have control over is a bad idea that effects people negatively. History is really important. Tumblr is a bastion of information without context or history.
The internet in general, but the whole idea of reblogging as a form of communication instead of playing telephone puts a new spin on it (will write more about this later)
If people dove deeply into a topic, enough to not need megaphones to tell them what’s up, it would prevent a lot reactionary behavior IMO. Go ham or go home. I follow topics I like over a period of time like Chicago, diseases, the Caucasus, en why cee, etc, Sometimes other stuff pops up and I try to maintain a vague grasp but really idc.
It aggravates me that otherwise intelligent people just react to whatever is out there, often at face value, instead of genuinely following these topics they supposedly care about over a period of time. You’re not a dummy, and this is a huge waste of intelligence and energy and emotion. Spreading your knowledge too thin and removal of cause and effect from context is prob the biggest problem our generation faces in terms of progress but everyone loves a good circlejerk.
The mere fact of what an outlet chooses to report on vs. the HUGE amount of events that take place every day shows such a siphon on knowledge it’s insane. Also the breadth of other knowledge and context that could go with the facts you SUPPOSEDLY care about. Things that might not seem they fit with your narrative but are absolutely vital to the root issue being dealt with. For me, it’s gross to hope a local headline about an anti-violence protester or yet another child or bystander shot to death in the middle of the goddamn day makes a wave. I’m sure you don’t know their names, or have any idea who they are, despite the fact that their deaths took place in a developed country in a community you supposedly care about. Guess what they didn’t have guns or want to be shot either. Revolutionary idea I know.
I’m warped by my local news I know. But people are born in a certain part of town in your city, your developed country and you assign them a right to die at birth because of excuses. You really do. Then suddenly it’s the value of lives in the community and you care lol are you serious. Feels great to flail around and circlejerk. But this whole long bloody summer not a peep…you don’t care…you didn’t care then…you still don’t care..you have fantastic excuses for not caring….prove to me that you care….until then I’m just going to keep making jerk off motions with my hands until you find a new circlejerk…sooooooooooooo eff ya