Warning – Long post
I’ve had to unfollow (mainly on Twitter) lots of people. We don’t have a right to say IlhanMN comments were not anti-Semitic, hold those who said she is being anti-Semitic responsible. If we don’t hold ourselves to the same standards. Why are we so special? I don’t get why Clinton went? Also, not for one second do I believe this was a setup of any kind. I think this young woman just saw her fellow Muslims gets slaughtered, and in walks a white woman in power. Whose just said that the most positive Muslim woman in power was being anti-Semitic, and she got mad. If i lose followers because i dare hold Chelsea Clinton to a high standard then . “Allies” like that, who needs the alt-right? I don’t think anyone knows how bad it would have been for Ilhan Omar. Imagine that one woman, at least 10x worse, but over and over again and without question death threats.
Then we come to the issue of Twitter and YouTube, or any social media platform really. There are SO many “people” dead set against Twitter and YouTube and Instagram having to take any responsibility, or do better. On Instagram, they made the hashtag #blackjaguarwhitetigerfoundation a wildlife exploitation alert when you press on it. As they do. So people are warned before you even see the first pictures that they are a potential exploiter. As I’ve writing this, PETA have actually now written a piece on BJWT, and telling people the difference between actual sanctuaries and wildlife exploitation, like BJWT.
I know it seems harsh, but as Democrats, Liberals, Progressive, from any country. If we want change we have got to start holding ourselves, our words and actions at such a high standard. It may not seem fair right now, but when did anyone say life was far?
I was listening to a podcast with Russell Brand (what an interesting man) and his guest speaking was equally as interesting (I will have to get his name, and the name of the podcast episode) His guest speaker was saying that he is a lecturer in psychology, in the 5 years he’s been teaching, he has notice an increase in students bringing in notes from Doctors saying that they are excused from public speaking. Psychology students, too scared to speak to people? I can’t imagine that psychology you’d have a lot of public speaking, but there’d be some. This lecturer was commenting on how the younger generations are getting weaker. Now guaranteed there are always exceptions to the rules, Parkland students come to mind. I think he’s actually right.
Take the whole Clinton situation, people weren’t outraged because they even thought the young Muslim woman was wrong. They were “outraged” because of how she spoke to Clinton. Now we do have to hold ourselves to high standards, but who can blame someone for not speaking “correctly” in that situation? I would have thought that people would have understood, apparently not? If the way this woman spoke to Chelsea Clinton and NOT what Chelsea Clinton agreed with offended you, you have some serious objectivity problems. I immediately unfollowed someone who said and retweeted that you have mental issues if you think the way the young woman spoke to Clinton was alright…Excuse me?
You know what, I’m glad I unfollowed them. I’ve started to notice on my feeds that anybody who is easily offended by anything and the wrong things. Tend to be “louder” on platforms on places like Twitter, Facebook, etc. They tend to be the people that drown out the fact that Chelsea Clinton agreed with what the alt-right were saying.
Stop thinking you have to be “polite” to have a high standard. Think of standards, as morals. If you have good morals, you have a good standard.
…Or just ignore my rantings,lol…I’m very fed up with the world today,lol