I get my news off of social media, it’s convenient. I typically just browse through feeds of a few personalities I follow to get my fix when I’m interested then move along. I make it a point to ignore the comments section to save both my sanity and time. Though there are exceptions wherein my curiosity prevails and I grab myself a bucket of popcorn and read through. Case in point is James Deakin getting some heat on a photo of him and Bong Bong Marcos which was posted ion Instagram.
Majority of the commenters are throwing shade at James Deakin for being with Bong Bong Marcos in a photo. Through out tolerance and mutual respect out the window when it comes to personal opinions especially on the internet. It just highlights the tribal mentality of most people where they find other people’s belief offensive and almost an act of aggression. I find it ironic that a lot of people still have this narrow way of thinking despite having access to so much information, ideas and different perspectives on things.
I really don’t through my hat in, since more often than not you won’t agree to disagree then move forward. Rather, you end up with an exercise in futility to see who’s black or white in a sea of gray.
Never argue with stupid people. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience. — Mark Twain
I mean, dudes are in a photo smiling, trying to promote their own agenda’s without being offensive to anyone (unless you count the haters). Yet a lot of people are acting the fool over it. Then again, that’s why the people in the photo are successful and not angry commenters in a public forum.