I just keep thinking about something and I can’t stop, so I must blog.
A few days ago a person, let’s call him Lex
Luthor, commented on a recommendation to a link I made on Facebook, and that I posted to my own wall no less. He stated, “I wouldn’t have posted that if I were you.” My immediate thoughts were, “well you’re not me, so it looks like you didn’t”. But instead I thought I would play his little game and asked, “Why?” Lex then responded with saying that I was giving the subject of the article publicity. Then after I respond he goes on to state that apparently I did not know that he was related to the criminal and his family. Yes, I did, and went on to state that he could un-friend me, which he later did.
I don’t understand people like this. How is it that they feel the need to go around policing other people’s Facebook pages? Does Facebook have a ‘dislike’ button somewhere that I am unaware of? I’m pretty sure there is only a ‘like’ button, so if you don’t like my post, guess what? Just like Lex, you can un-friend me or unsubscribe from everything I post. I know Lex posted a lot of news articles. I wonder if he ever stopped to think that the people in the articles were related to someone? I did take a moment before recommending this link to wonder if I was friends with anyone who may be offended by it, and no one came to mind. But at the same time I also felt it’s news and not my own personal opinions about the article that I was posting.
I think what bothers me the most about this, is the fact that I grew up in a spiritual environment where everything was always swept under the rug. A place where people just like Lex come out of the woodwork to make sure that their dirty laundry doesn’t get aired for the world to see. I can no longer stand for it, and will no longer be quiet when I see things that are blatantly wrong. I had my reasons for recommending the article in the first place. I also will not sit silently by while people like Lex bully their way around the internet, trying to shut-up anyone who disagrees with their view on life.
Good night, and good luck.