First, it’s fun. What is Facebook for then entertainment? Also I am a bit of contrarian. I would never, ever in a million years support Donald J Trump, but I do enjoy poking folks in the eye. There is an orthodoxy of thought and set of ideas that my feed in particular adheres to and I wouldn’t be me, if I didn’t bust people’s balls.
I also wonder about how people can spend every day telling us how Trump is an asshole. Of course he’s an asshole, he’s always been an asshole. You aren’t telling me anything. We are really entering the beating of a dead-horse phase (or we did 3 years ago.) The problem is… POLICY. Ignore what he says, and focus on what was done. Really done, that affects everyone’s lives. COVID-19 has been that. Trump legitimately fucked that up royally.
I’ve of course been guilty of the doom scroll. In the beginning, I swore there was a Reichstag fire moment that was going to come. I’ve been hyperbolic about our impending doom. I’ve now moved away from Trump the individual as our doom bringer, but believe we are in a crisis of our own making that is based on the internet. The 30 years since it’s arrived and the continued disruption it’s wrought. It’s the Guttenberg Press of the modern age but multiplied by 1,000. The printing press let people read the Bible for the first time and essentially causes The Reformation.
We’ll the internet is only 30 years old… and it’s disrupting everything. Truth, lies, facts, science, what I believe, what you believe. We can believe whatever we want! There is much more to shake out from the internet. It’s only 30 years old and has more damage or innovation to bring.