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originally posted by: woodwardjnr
There was once a time when we could grieve personally in quiet contemplation, now it seems the era of social media has forced us to adopt a fetishisation of grief, where everyone must out do one another to show how much grief they are in and how much they support France. It was an awful tragedy, but let's put things in perspective. The 20th century was one of the most violent and deadly century ever, yet our grand parents got through it it all with dignity and humanity in tact so they could pass on their genes to us. They dealt with larger immigration issues and 2 horrendous world wars. Yet what I'm seeing on Facebook, is like a competition of grief, no longer a private issue, but one to be shared with everyone they have ever met. I just find it all a bit pathetic really. I just find it all a bit weird. My thoughts go out to the families, but I can't bring myself to mourn for a whole nation in such fashion. If we want to defeat Isis, having a tricolour parsed over your face isn't going to solve the issue. Not while your still voting in governments who cosy up to Saudi Arabia. The biggest exporters of terrorism and extremist Islam ideologies. We even have our royal family entertain these criminals for tea and continue to sign lucrative defence contracts with some of the most hardline countries in the region who crush dissent at a whim and we will continue to do so. They will continue to fund madrases schools in the uk and around Europe, but people will still vote for these spineless governments and hand over more powers to the surveillance state. In the name of fear of terrorism.
originally posted by: VashTheStampede
Social media isn't required you can leave it whenever you want to,I know I don't regret it and I don't miss the drama it creates,since I left Facebook my life has been 95% drama free.
originally posted by: CthulhuMythos
Did all these countries just happen to have the red white and blue gels for the floodlights to hand and ready to go within hours of the event? When did the semi transparent overly button become available on Facebook?
originally posted by: VoidHawk
I'm glad you brought that up, I noticed it too! They were ready!
Have you seen the picture of the lady hanging from a window by her fingertips? I'll bet wages that we never get a hi res close up of that picture because if we did we'd see the harness! The average person these days does not have the strength in their hands to hold themselves for more than a few seconds by their fingertips.
originally posted by: TheConstruKctionofLight
a reply to: CthulhuMythos
Am I synical? You bet I am
You are not synical but honestly cynical...great post