The worst thing about online social media?
Twitter Curve: Kathy Sierra, Creating Passionate Users blog:
Aside from malicious predatory libelous trolls, who cruise such sites to stir up trouble, the worst thing is cowardly members, people who dislike aggressive confrontation of evil.
La La Landers who want all communications, messages, posts, tweets, etc. to be "nice" and "happy" and "soft spoken". But it's these kinds of people who are responsible for all the trouble and evil in the world.
"All evil needs to succeed, is for good people to do nothing."
I quote that a lot. Because it is a clear statement about how good people allow evil to flourish. Ever thought deeply and seriously about that?
The web is a test field, an experimental arena.
Are you bold enough to express your honest opinions and sincere feelings? Or do you hold back, try to be nice and non-confrontational? Why are you so scared? Why do you let braver people do the heavy lifting of rocks to discover the worms and slime who hide beneath them?
I hate reading Twitter messages and blog posts that are 100% myopic, narcissistic, self-obsessed. Self-expression is a very low value. If all we express is Self, we are on the unspiritual, uncivilized path of spoiled, pampered blabbering.
Actually, I don't enjoy being angry or confrontational. In fact, I kind of hate it. My heart beats faster, my mouth contains words I normally avoid, and my head hurts. Maybe some people, like trolls, love being mean-spirited and antagonistic.
I'm not a rude or sadistic person.
I like serenity and gentleness. I'm a pacifist. I believe all physical warfare is generally wrong and misguided. I'm typically very quiet, mild, and measured. But when something purely evil and absurd occurs, I often react aggressively.
If everyone, every good person, would just Do Something about the evil in this world, there would be less for me to be upset about. But no. Most of us just sit around and contribute nothing to the betterment of the world.
I include myself. What do I do to change the world? Angry blog posts and harsh Twitter messages are just one tiny step toward change. So I enlighten a few people here and there. Perhaps a ripple effect occurs and aggressive postings have long-range consequences.
But I hope I can inspire some of you to be more hateful toward what is evil: online predators, war, racism, arrogance, pomposity, exploitation, greed, torture, lies, and abusive shock jocking of Imus, Rosie, Limbaugh, and Stern.
When corporations, like WalMart, have to get hit with lawsuits before they recall toxic Commie China baby bibs, we must be hateful and forceful toward them, in any way possible.
If you don't hate anything, you must be so self-obsessed, it's ridiculous.
Please start flaming, boycotting, and protesting the jerkbags, so I can go back to being peaceful and dreamy again.
Your agitated pal, Vaspy.
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