The “Shut Up and Go Away” Trap

It’s easy to condemn offensive comments. It always has been. In a democracy that reveres freedom of speech, the best way to defeat the ideas behind the stupid and offensive comments of others has always been to explain logically just how stupid and offensive they are. It’s as simple as that. Unfortunately, the recent trend… Continue reading The “Shut Up and Go Away” Trap

Facebook: We Shoved Our Faces In It and Now It Sucks

We thought Facebook was our friend. But we were wrong. Love at first sight can blind even the most rational among us. And we got taken, sucked in to socializing. We should have known the relationship was all about money. It started out rosy, but an opportunist creeped into the picture. It was an internet… Continue reading Facebook: We Shoved Our Faces In It and Now It Sucks

The Fear of Sharing: The Crisis in Social Media Mirrors America

It used to be that differences of opinion were respected and heard. Not always without disagreement or debate, but people were not that concerned about voicing their opinions on important issues. But now, protestors, politicians and pundits have been demonizing people for so long that any opinion that doesn’t fit the perceived “norm” or “acceptable… Continue reading The Fear of Sharing: The Crisis in Social Media Mirrors America