The pitfalls of being "connected"...
Instantly all who may be interested or merely browsing can read or see your message or image..
Fictitious Facebook posts:
"I'm nearly broke but going to the store anyway to get what I can. Should probably just knock the store over...they've been robbing the community
anyways with their prices..LOL."
"Dude, makes me sick that Jesse got beat up yesterday after class for no reason, watch...tomorrow I'm going to set some things straight. I hope
everyone is prepared!"
Both are threats, yet taken out of context by prevailing current tragedies.
What if stores were being robbed, owners or employees killed on an epidemic scale, yet school shootings were non-existent or happened very little?
Would you be as upset? Would the weapons used be such a factor??
What if in post #2, the students intent was to show up the next day and talk to everyone involved? Try to make a difference without violence... should
he NEED to be clear about that??? Should he be arrested first to ascertain that??
What are we going to do? Arrest everyone who has a bad day?? Anyone who feels marginalized, inadequate, unappreciated, overlooked, etc. etc.????
This snip is getting out of hand. Without this instant "connection", would anyone know what anyone else was thinking at any given time? When did it
become necessary or useful to know that? When and how did we get to sharing everything???
Granted, the "connection" could provide a early warning, but if it didn't exist like before, this would be as prolific as it is now.
Hell.... these shootings aren't even prolific. It's actually isolated with major casualties so it seems like it happens everyday...."you could be
next...keep your kids at home....fear....fear...fear.."
And since we are given the daily convenience ads for pills, cars, food, sex, blah blah blah...everyone wants a convenient answer without actually
sticking their necks out.
Ok... I'm done. (Oops!! Better not say that...I might get arrested for triggering some fear induced, apathetic couch potato, who cries to the
government every time they stub their toe..)
edit on E28America/ChicagoTue, 20 Feb 2018 23:16:26 -06002pmTuesdayth11pm by EternalShadow because: add/correction