Admit that to yourself. Give him credit for that.
THEN, don't fall for it.
AND, ask better of others.
Kids in cages
drug use causing violence, chaos in Central America
You're jacking off the person who sent the outrage.....
Does that put a disgusting picture in your head? Yeah, it was tough, but here's the truth.
We have a TON of REAL PROBLEMS to solve.
Ones that require grown up sol'ns, compromise & integrity.
Not emotional @#$%@E?!
wide inequality growing wider
people left behind in the economic recovery
Nazis parading in the open
Injustice is routinely visited upon African Americans
Pharma complicit opioid
How about lets NOT encourage more outrage porn?
Sure, @twitter probably likes us tweeting more about outrage porn.
CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?
Yeah. The pattern has been there for years.
In the past, Journalists used to decide what was news-worthy.
yet that was all over my feed today. (ugh!)
I'm a big fan of the 4th estate doing its job right. So
Can you come up with a NOT IMPORTANT category?
I mean, I tell my kids *every day* how not-normal the current national climate is
You know it
I know it.
Edward R Murrow knows it.
how about you tell the people this:
We believe this story (X) 2B negligibly important!
We report that POTUS fed the Clemson football team fast food due to the WH staff being furloughed while the team visited during the shutdown. You can read all about it in our *PICAYUNE* section if you like.
And move on.
As a news organization, we are adapting to the tactics of the media manipulator's massive genius by getting people outraged to talk about things that when put into perspective, really aren't all that important.
While we allow you the reader ...
We tell you that because JOURNALISM is talking about issues which matter to people's lives, and this story doesn't rise to that level.
And people - can we all admit that while it is or can be fun, it takes our eyes off the ball - the critical things facing our nation right now?
At least, during the Antebellum and lead up to the Civil War...no...wait....
I was going to write that everyone thought secession was a big deal.
People came with picnic baskets to watch Manassas/Bull Run #1. Sat up on the hill in proper clothes. As if watching men die was entertainment.
I really do.
Flaws and all.
I just can't sit by and watch us turn into #OutragePorn zombies.
Repeating past mistakes.
Not building consensus
Not acknowledging humanity
Not feeling compassion for one another.
The solution comes from talking about
Not all things picayune.
I mean, it was nice for Americans to tell ourselves, "WE WON THE COLD WAR."
Or did Vladdy just come up with a new battleground - psychological & cyber terrain - to fight on?
Oh - and success isn't beating the other guy to a pulp
I just know too much history
& I have too much pride & knowledge of what Makes America Great (Already)
to not lift my voice in calling for us to grow and become better as a Country and People.
God Bless the world with a competent, strong, and benevolent America