Social Media Firebrands Take Heed

Screen Shot 2015-12-09 at 9.39.25 AMI can’t help but wonder what people think they are doing by going on hysterical rants across the various social media platforms. I am not talking about the occasional humorous meme or the not-so-humorous news story that you wish to share with your friends on your own timelines, I am talking about Internet trolls and their endless stream of ideologically motivated shit-smearing on comment threads – especially Facebook.

If you think that you are somehow participating in the body politic you are either delusional or just confused. Here’s a suggestion (and I speak to all political affiliations here). Instead of ranting from the comfort of your favorite Archie Bunker chair, try to get involved – I mean really involved. If you feel so strongly about your political agenda, volunteer for the candidate who best reflects your personal politics, learn and engage the issues like an adult – with data and reasonable discourse. Because here is what you are otherwise accomplishing: 100% of nothing.

My guess is that you won’t do anything beyond anonymously spewing glazed-over fanatical vitriol. Why? Because you probably don’t have the cajones or the knowledge to rationally debate someone face to face in a productive way and you really have nothing meaningful to add to the conversation anyway. Yet you still won’t SHUT THE FUCK UP,  which means that you are part of the problem. You breed divisiveness and perpetuate ignorance. I think we have had enough of that.

With compliments,



6 thoughts on “Social Media Firebrands Take Heed”

  1. Trumpy has no, repeat, NO desire to become president !! This is all an act that he enjoys tremendously. He gets crazier and crazier every day just to see how much shit he can stir. The other candidates can do nothing but turn red and choke on their oatmeal. Eventually, he’ll manufacture a reason for pulling out of the race and it will be all over for him and the GOP. He’ll be sitting back in his tower and laughing and laughing and laughing …….well, you get the idea.

  2. You do have to remember that I’m from Rhode Island. We had our own Howdy Doody running on a platform of changing over to the metric system. Only problem was he couldn’t do the conversions either !! What a dumb ass.

  3. As usual Keith you have a quick wit that gets to the point. Most
    of the people that you are referring to I call dough heads because
    all they can do is rely on their pure emotional state and nothing

  4. The only refreshing conversation that I have had in quite some .
    I have never seen such a collection of nitwits in my lifetime. Their
    are no statesmen anymore and the population as a whole are a bunch of dumb asses that know nothing besides their sports heroes or actors that are delusional.

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