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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Dear Social Media

*I’m looking at you all*

I was inspired to write this post after I received a “How Did We Do” from Twitter, and quiet frankly I was appalled. A few days ago, I reported someone for telling people to stalk my parents. Which I reported (and think I wrote about earlier). I had to appeal, and the 2ND time they agreed a violation had taken place.

I don’t normally report a lot for myself, especially on Facebook, but nothing ever seems to happen.

However, I do report a lot for other people.

You know what “Grinds My Gear” though? Very rarely does anything happen, but then you wake up one day to find out that Facebook or Twitter, have finally gotten rid of a lot of accounts, at once.

Why isn’t this happening then when people are blatantly bigoted straight away? Why does it take a LOT of people to report something for it to be gone? So far, I’ve heard that Facebook and Twitter got rid of a lot of pages that were spreading misinformation about COVID. But what about the other bigots?

Some good news I did hear though, people are starting to REALLY unfollow Rowling on Twitter. I think as Pride comes up again and her total silence on the harm that is now happening on the trans community, people are noticing. Like when I say “really”, she’s losing a few thousand every day. She says “I support them”, but you know that saying about actions and all that.

Social Media

I randomly take breaks on social media, and they’re randomly timed too. As an example, I’ll take a whole week off of Twitter, however, I will go onto my account if I feel something I’ve read or heard is important. So I come on for about 5 minutes, have a quick scroll through, post and then come off again. That way I’m still getting info out, but not going down the rabbit hole. Other times, I’ll just stay off.

I guess in a way this is a continuation to a post that I wrote first, but is being posted tomorrow. Of who holds the media accountable, when they wont hold each other accountable.

The positive and good thing, I have noticed. Is the PEOPLE are starting to hold more people too account. Thanks to places like Twitter, like Facebook, we are know seeing the damage some people in the media do. Have always been doing, but now it’s a lot harder to cover up what you’ve done. There are lot ways to cover what someone has done. Most of the time the morons expose themselves on places like Twitter and Facebook.

Ego Media

I started to write this post, after witnessing some transphobic people. Also, though after watching Echkart Tolle and Brand Russell talk about this sort of thing.

As time has been going on and on more, I have been starting to see on generally all social media platforms that people’s ego’s are taking over, just a little but by little bit…Not anyone’s on here…But you know about how people who yell the loudest, get heard. That’s how I feel about social media right.

When I take a gander at Trump Supporters, Transphobia, or any general bigoted or Conservative account. They’re always “loud”. By loud I don’t mean, they’re necessarily TYPING LIKE THIS, ALL THE TIME…They generally say something really blatantly obviously stupid, but they will always get the most likes. Yet, anyone whose sane or rational will get a couple, if they’re lucky.

AND YET

For all these loud accounts, when you see them do something in public, like anti-mask “protest”, anti-trans “protests”. Despite them getting thousands of “likes” for their tweets. They may actually get out in public, 20 people…at roughly the most. So WHY do they get so many likes? If you truly believe that you’re not doing anything wrong, why aren’t they getting out there?

That’s why I personally call social media “Ego Media” now. I feel like we can change that perspective though! Let them all go to Parler. They seem to want to go, but I have yet to see anyone actually delete their Twitter account. I think we can change it, but being simply and quietly positive. Be so positive, it will drive them nuts!lol

 

Detox

I must you warn you, I am using the picture of George Floyd for this. I’ve been trying not too…But I felt, for this post, it’s appropriate. 

I am not ashamed to admit that I regularly like to social media “detox”. This week I have been detoxing off of Twitter.

I went on yesterday, just to say RIP to Carl Reiner. I realised why I wanted to come off this week. This last time I came off for a detox, I had been drinking and I was getting mad at just people’s stupidity. I didn’t really know if I was getting mad or incredibly sad. It was just depressing.

Some of the things I was finding just, plain dumb.

TERFS, are just my Achilles heel. I knew a few transpeople, and the trans people I follow on here and on Twitter, Instagram, are the loveliest people. I don’t understand the utter hate that TERFS show towards them. It really does blow my mind. It makes NO sense to me whatsoever.

Or those racists who keep using crime stats for black on black crime, as some sort of proof that that is justification for this…(picture of George Floyd).

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One, there are more POC than police, and two, it’s still not justification for police who kill unarmed, completely innocent POC. And I don’t know what world you must live in, or how you can yourself a “Christian”. And try to justify this? That is not the job of the police, is it? Too murder people? They’re the ones supposed to be protecting people FROM this!