Back in the summer of 2019, I wrote a blog post called, “You can leave.”
When I wrote it, I was talking largely about what I was seeing happening with Google and Facebook.
Since I’ve been in virtual isolation worried about COVID-19/Coronavirus/”The Chinese Virus,” I’ve opened back up to social media, I’m leaving again. I’ve been glancing at Facebook more often. I’ve been reading Nextdoor, after the wholehearted endorsement by the corporate media’s Republican sweetheart, David Brooks, on the dumpster fire (all apologies to Ms. Bridget Phetasy, whose Totes-Didn’t-Used-To-Be-Evil video show is called that) that is Meet The Press.
My mistake. But understand that I’d be okay never speaking to some of you ever again. If I care the last about you, you’re getting muted during one of my rare visits. If you do it repeatedly, you’re getting removed from my friends list.
That’s the kindest way to deal with it, even if it means that those people will hate me now, want to see me executed later. I don’t care. But, then, I am the one who’s seeing a Psychologist on the regular.
But, back to Nextdoor, the sentiments go along with the area where I live. My neighbors are authoritarians who want to use the force of government. Today it’s forcing businesses to close. What is it tomorrow? When does it get to killing people who don’t behave the way you want them to?
So I’m withdrawing into myself, and praying for Senator Paul.