Is it just me?

Or are people getting stupider on social media, if that is indeed, possible, haha.

I’ve written about a couple of things that happened over the weekend, on here. The stupidity just honestly never seemed to end.

I totally was empathetic and understood about people being upset. What I didn’t understand was the whole saying something stupid, even if you’re upset and then refusing to admit that you probably shouldn’t have said it. Instead of being an adult, being all “Well, my feelings are hurt”.

Like you know how, when you’re upset and you say something stupid. It use to be that you’d apoligise, but these days, people will lash out and then their little social media minions will sit there and attack with you. For example, I follow a lot of different animal rescues accounts, wombats being one of them. So this account I follow, was upset that they couldn’t find this wombat and this person, I felt was just pointing out that it is all “doom and gloom”. Because, well it is.

Well, the account holder had a go and then all these other people, had a go. Calling the person a “troll” and other things that stupid people call others. I popped in and said “Well, I think they were agreeing with you”. How doom and gloom the situation was, because, well it is.

Are you seeing these things also?

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Thursday Theories – Tik Tok

I will start this blog post with a warning. I am not 100% sure what happened on there, all I know is that there were a lot of parents who stopped posting tik toks of their kids on there. It seemed to have involved child exploitation on there too. One of the reasons I have not written about this before is because I am not a parent. At the same time though, I keep wanting to say

*warning* child/minor exploitation

Duhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

A lot of social media sites have an age limit for a reason. There’s a good reason why a lot of social media, will not allow you to post naked, even sweet pictures, of your children, say in the bath.

We all get it. There’s people out there who “do not” though. There are some sick people out there, who literally do not get it.

Even if you do not post naked or semi naked pictures of your kids, in all pure goodness. There are some sick people out there. I don’t even want to imagine what they’d do with videos, clothed.

Now onto the other different topic. Too lose a child, I can’t begin too imagine. Unfortunately, I don’t think the parents suing Tik Tok for negligence, will win.

Dear parents, you are NOT your child’s friend. You are their PARENT. You are responsible for them. Not a social media company. The age limit for tik tok is 13, not 9 or 8. Most people say common sense, it should be 15 really. We’re in 2022, sorry, but that is not tik tok’s fault, you didn’t say no and clearly did not monitor your child’s activity.

People in there’s teens, 20s, 30s 40s+ Cannot handle social media. Why in HECK would you not be monitoring your 9 YEAR OLD!

Thursday Theories – “Violations”

Being “kicked off” of Twitter, for the stupidest reason. Has been quiet good, I know that when Elon Musk said he was going to buy Twitter. A group of us said we will leave Twitter, myself included. So it’s actually been quiet good.

It’s also been interesting seeing it as someone who does not have Twitter, and you realise how toxic twitter really is. And you also see how little people take any responsibility for their words and actions on there.

It’s like every single time at the moment, that when you see something about a celebrity it’s always from Twitter. Sometimes Instagram, rarely Facebook these days interesting enough. The day after I had been ‘banned’ there were a least 4 different celebrities who said stupid things on Twitter. By the way, if you’re going on Piers Morgan, it’s gonna end bad, no matter what your intention is, Macy Gray.

If Twitter were too actually stick to their “guns” (so to speak) Twitter would be SO much better. Twitter is definitely a toxic environment. Left, Centre or Right, doesn’t seem to matter on there.

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I am proud of myself right now

Of ALL the things I have said on Twitter, this is not what I expected.

I am proud of myself, I know exactly why it happened.

I had a tweet, it didn’t go viral (as far as I’m aware anyway). It was popular though. I basically reminded people that Rowling is a middle aged bully, to ignore her. I am guessing that tweet didn’t work, so they went for this instead.

This is also proof of how stupid Twitter has gotten. The amount of trans accounts, or trans supportive accounts that have had this happen to them, is ridiculous. While people like Rowling are allowed to retweet transphobic merchandise, literally talking about people’s dicks. They’re all still up there.

A lot of us have said that if Elon Muck does buy it, we’re all coming off Twitter, including myself. I am hoping he does, I was going to say that just too myself. But it’s just getting ridiculous on there. Even though he has not bought it, the Right are tagging him nearly every single post about how the “left” are attacking their Freedom of Speech.

Truth Social

Is the name of Trump’s social media platform, and of course it’s a failure. For once, I don’t think Trump is even too blame though.

For one, you’ve got Twitter and Facebook, both of which do nothing…Like a lot of times, quiet literally. The Trump children are still on there for pete sake, and they were just as bad. I only realise that when they retweeted Rowling, but you know Rowling isn’t transphobic.

Yesterday (maybe the day before) Rowling joined in on mocking a person with PTSD. Then cried about the being the victim, then retweeted someone from Australia, who was just outright lying. Why do that on Truth Social, when Twitter just let’s that happen, and to an already “established” audience.

From this weekend on…

I am coming off of like 90% of my social media accounts.

So I mean like my Twitter (which I highly encourage none of you too follow me, ,lol), my insta. It was like I was saying on Twitter. Social media is becoming like work, it’s depressing and I really don’t want too do it, but you have too. How else will everyone know how I’m feeling? Hahahaha…But unless you’re lucky you’re not even being paid to be on social media!lol

So why not take the weekend to recharge?

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Go Higher!

Long Post!

Every day we learn how to be a better version of ourselves, learn every day to push that.

Obviously, within reason. If you’re not feeling it that day, don’t feel it, lol.

I was “inspired” to write this post after seeing the ridiculous assertions from some (we know who they are) that Putin is doing this because of “pronouns”, because the West is too “weak” because of LGBT.

The Ukraine isn’t really “Western” and it’s about NATO, despite NATO clarifying that the Ukraine wouldn’t be placed in the NATO list. Also, it’s Putin. There are rumors that Putin had/has COVID and it made his brain a little addle. We will never be able to tell with Trump … Oh, I had too, lol

I also saw a picture a cartoonist drew of POTUS Biden shouting at a solider while that solider put lipstick on. Now I don’t know about any of you, but putting on lipstick while you’re being yelled at, is pretty hardcore, lol … That is definite “I don’t give a f”, and is not a weak thing, on any level, lol. Also what’s wrong with wearing lipstick? Wearing lipstick doesn’t make you gay, I’m looking at you, right wing religious conservatives. Maybe THEY should try putting on lipstick while being yelled at.

Now, this is not permission to start in-fighting. The amount of people who have “rules” on their profile. I’m sorry to tell you all, the only rules on Twitter, Facebook etc are their rules. If you want rules for your profile, then you make your account private or make sure only certain tweets, posts get out. Twitter and Facebook do have it so you can make sure only certain people can see it. It’s one of the worst thing about “left” and “woke” twitter, lol.

So many of them have rules! With no irony at all, that no one is THAT obsessed with their profiles. I’ve been “called out” a couple of times, because I didn’t follow their “rules”. One, I just retweeted something, if you don’t want to be hassled, you can actually stop people from retweeting. Two, the whole reason they claim that you’re not allowed to retweet them is that they’ll get hassled by TERFs. My Twitter account is a small account, only one person liked the tweet. Where as their “calling out” was liked by over three hundred accounts and many people questioning my “allyship”. Some people were asking “Are they (me) an genuine ally” and I’m like “I’m right here, I don’t have rules, my profile is public and I have open DM’S. You can literally tag me, see my profile and DM me. You don’t need to act like I’m invisible”. I ended up blocking everyone who did that too me.

It’s thing like that, from my side I can’t stand.

I have seen many an ally, say something or do something that someone doesn’t 100% agree with, and then they turn into who they hate, and when you point out to them what they’re doing is exactly what they say they hate, you’re called a fascists’, or not an ally.

By the way you don’t “earn” to be an ally, you either are you are not. Allies do not get it right 100% of the time. We don’t get it right all the time, we just don’t and we are always learning. But I have seen trans people come down hard on allies and literally dictate that they are or are not an ally. I get everything is emotional right now. There’s no point in-fighting. If you don’t agree, tell that person, but don’t attack them. Who does that help? By the way despite that harshness from some trans people on if I’m and others are “allies” are not, we’re not stopping helping others.

The sad part of this story though, a couple of months after what happened too me. One of these people lost their job, they’re now relying on handouts from people and hoping to make money from their Art. I feel sorry for them, but I get why they lost their job. When you’re that emotionally caught up, you take it everywhere you go. There work already was making it difficult for them and their disability.

I get emotionally caught up a lot, but I’m not taking it everywhere I go. I take it where it matters. That’s the trick. I’m not going onto Twitter and expecting people to follow MY rules. The rules are Twitter’s rules, the rules are Facebook rules. That’s it, and if you want to make your account more specific, you can do that, easy peasy.

I think it’s time people, I think it’s time.

I think its time people, for starting to take myself off of Twitter.

Oh my god, it is SUCH a mess on there! I actually think it’s worse than Facebook sometimes. It’s like FB has those algorithms, which you can ignore most of the times. But twitter, I swear is becoming bad for both “sides” and just for causes in general.

I went on for an hour, the other day. Honestly, just to check Roe vs Wade. Made a comment on a thread, and literally just said “I get your intention, but maybe don’t use Jenner as representation for the trans community. She is a privileged person” … Well!

I got called a fascists’, that I was policing people. Even though, ironically, they agreed using Jenner was a bad idea. And that was from people who I follow and supported. They blocked me after calling me a fascists’. And it’s not the first time that sort of thing has happened to me.

I will continue to support trans people forever more, but I really feel some people just need to get off of Twitter altogether. If Twitter were doing what Twitter SHOULD be doing, it’d be a different story. But since Twitter doesn’t want too, we have to make these decisions for ourselves.

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Those Trolls!

… And this post is not about the cute kind.

During the Trump President era, we saw a lot of these trolls come onto the scene. They came in all shapes, sorts and numbers. Claiming to speak for the silent majority.

There was Gav666999 and Kazza343437787 and TruthFreedomSeeker23

There was the picture of the dog, and the cats, and the horse…There were pictures of sunsets, and clear photos taken from a photo shot.

How did you handle them?

I think, like a few people, with all my positive and hopeful thinking. When Trump lost (the first time) that maybe we’d see the Trolls go back to the caves, or under their bridges…

No such luck,

We got rid of the King Great Goblin…

You know that saying about grey hairs? You pluck one…3 or 4 grow in it’s stead?

So we finally got rid, of you know who…

And then a whole bunch of Troll babies seem to take his place.

He may be gone from Twitter and Facebook, but it’s like. People still went and saw Trump and went “Oh yes, I can do that too!”.

My Generation

I was just thinking over the last couple of days, I don’t think that many from my generation 40 and below, have ever really had to protest before. I think of the protests that we’ve had over the years, I wonder if part of the reason why they don’t seem so effective is because we just don’t know how to.

Then again, I also think we live in a different state of the world. The last “great” protest I’m thinking of, are those against the Vietnam War, but then again, a lot of them protested against the soldiers, just doing their jobs and not necessarily the war themselves.

Before that was maybe Martin Luther King Jr and that Civil Rights March. Which is probably the most “famous” of them all. However, I am sure for different people, there are “great” protests that I am not even aware of.

I can’t help but think, we protest these days, because stupid people and “deaf” politicians, just are not listening to the Science, the Health or Medical professionals. We’re not protesting, because of the Government being wrong. We protest because they wont listen. Protests are done to make people feel uncomfortable, which some do. At the vigil for Sarah Everard, there were quiet a few signs that said “TERFs’ not welcomed here”. The TERFs were not happy, lol.

There must be a in-between that my generation is just missing out on?

Like, if the stupid politicians, and the bigots have social media to echo themselves. They’re not going to listen to a protest. Even though most, if not all, the time. The “lefties” and the “liberal bleeding hearts” always out-number the bigots.

We are the generation that need to come up with a new way to protest. Show the numbers, march, but show them on social media too. Start “hitting” those bigots mid way through their echo. Sometimes protesting on social media does actually work. As an example, a lot of businesses these days will listen to the people saying they wont buy from their business, as their advertisements come up on, say, Fox News. There a few twitter accounts, dedicated to letting the general public know which advertisers are advertising where.

I have no idea where you’d start with that though!lol


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