The Chernobyl of (anti-) social media.

Twitter! Such a cute name, such a toxic environment. As I am wont to do these days, I will turn to a commentary from Their writers seem to understand the times better than most people, and express their opinions passionately and sometimes brutally, about targets who are brutal themselves.

“Since the left is culturally hegemonic, many leftists feel no need to conceal the enmity that defines their ideas and drives their political actions. Rather, they frankly declare their loathing for traditional values, conservatives, and above all, white men. So it has become normal in recent years to read open racism against “oppressor groups” in the pages of The New York TimesThe AtlanticThe New Republic, and other leading leftist publications. Meanwhile, this will to power (as it were) is aided by hypocrisy, the left’s oldest friend (along with envy, with which it often works in concert). 

“I always chuckle,” a discerning friend recently wrote to me,

when all my impeccably liberal, cognitive elite friends—who are always prattling about “diversity and inclusion”—head straight for the whitest, toniest, most traditionally legacy-WASPY (and thus gracious, decorous, litter-free and orderly) spots for summer leisure. Every year I take the grand tour of visits: the Berkshires, the North Shore of Long Island, the Hamptons, Shelter Island, Dutchess and Columbia Counties, northwest Connecticut, Vermont, the New Hampshire lakes. It’s white flight with a vengeance. And no one sees the contradiction. Instead, everyone says, “Well, we’d love to have more minorities here,” (right!) and quickly changes the subject to other topics (like real estate).

Ah yes, SJW white flight. What does this have to do with Twitter, you ask? Since the worst garbage and ugliest vitriol on Twitter is usually anonymous, with notable exceptions of “celebrities” tweeting their virtue signaling, empty headed platitudes and hatred for a duly elected president (Kathy Griffin, Alyssa Milano, Alec Baldwin, Keith Olbermann) to build their brand by adding cultish “followers”, I have to guess that many of the leftist anonymous spewers are sitting comfortably in their Aeron chairs inside their McMansions on giant plots of prime real estate within their legacy-WASPY enclaves (yes, I know it’s a run on sentence but it’s my blog), dreaming of all the people of color they could invite to their next soirĂ©e while tweeting up a shitstorm of anti conservative, anti white vomit. Take a breath….away from the pile of regurg.

What about alt-right vomit you ask. Well that also stinks, but we are talking about Twitter here, and lefties prefer tweeting to embedding their bile inside philosophical rambling screeds, which is the preferred method of verbal vomit of righties. To SJWs, tweeting is more authentic because it’s rife with emotion. Speaking of which, perhaps the most simultaneously vile and vapid tweets are of the teenage varieties. Want even more specifics? Teenage girls are probably the worst. I was discussing this yesterday with my 25 year old daughter, who once had a Twitter account, but couldn’t stand the bile and tediousness of most tweets. I am focusing on the ugliness of the human id here, but she was disgusted with all the venting of emotional states and broadcasting the inane details of daily living.

Okay, I understand building a brand Or communicating good stuff with your audience, like Kurt Warner and Tim Tebow do. If everyone on Twitter was like them, it would be a blessing rather than Chernobyl. Solomon must have known about Twitter when he wrote this proverb: “Like a dog that returns to his vomit is a fool who repeats his folly.”- Proverbs 26:11.

Author: iamcurmudgeon

When I began this blog, I was a 70 year old man, with a young mind and a body trying to recover from a stroke, and my purpose for this whole blog thing is to provoke thinking, to ridicule reflex reaction, and provide a legacy to my children.

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