Recognize that ALL of humanity – not just the “evil” people – is capable of the worst of the worst, so long as they feel justified. Every single human being is capable of rationalizing doing some terrible stuff, especially in light of fear and anger.
Science *is* cool!
I realized many of my fellow citizens didn’t view the issue the same way I had. They didn’t see this as a wonderful refreshing start for terrified Syrian citizens as I did.
What is wrong with our society?
Remember normcore? That bland, affect-less trend everyone half-sincerely understood to offer something of a reaction to the ubiquity of hyper-branded consumer culture. With everyone seeking to be heard amongst the noise, normcore ostensibly offered a space of nihilistic utopia, one built on a negation of that noise to foster a rather hopeful return to a truer, more authentic ethos of fashion.
Growing up in an African American family, I was trained on how to conduct myself in certain situations. I was taught at an early age to be polite, always use “proper English,” and to never, ever put my hands in my pockets.
Before you start blaming politicians, you best take a look at yourself first.
I’ve had a lot of conversations with Suey through social media that eventually led to the idea of publicly touring together to talk about our experiences and what we’ve both worked through in the past couple years. I pitched her the idea of putting one of our dialogues up for publication as a snapshot of where she and I are coming from when we talk about our time in the “hashtag wars” and how arguing with people on the Internet has changed us.
What has our society come to? Is this an inevitable effect of our indulgence in social media?