People Will Use It To Push Their Agendas
- STOP BOMBING OTHER COUNTRIES FOR NO REASON
I know it's not quite as sesquipedalian as Brandy, but it's a hell of a lot shorter and it doesn't go into my personal bias against UniLad. Not related to the point as such, but as an addendum, if you're going to try to bring down big corporations, you probably shouldn't have spent all that money on a MacBook either.
Russel isn't the only one either though, regular people do it, but with a lot more vitriol and hatred involved. At least his intentions were good, even if he did make as much sense as a dog chewing a sock. There was a hell of a lot more of this...
If as many Muslims as the racists would have you believe were that way inclined there would have been a damn site more than 48 attacks, and they would have been even more damaging than they were already.
I'm not trying to justify or downplay any of the attacks, just trying to bring a little perspective into the conversation. If you got cheated on by a blonde bird, would you never date another one? Exactly, it's a ridiculous notion isn't it. Think about that next time you're liking a Britain First Facebook post or buying an EDL hoodie.
Slacktivists Come Out In Force
Remember how paedophelia was wiped out when everyone changed their picture to Bugs Bunny? No, it didn't happen did it. It's an empty gesture, that allows people to judge others. Haven't changed your picture? You fucking cunt.
A lot of people have been announcing that they are still going out to various places because "Isis won't rule my life". None of these things make any kind of difference, donate some money, offer aid, then you can be pious and judgmental. Not from clicking a button on a website where you spend all day documenting your life though.
I'm not against showing solidarity per se, it's just that with a situation like this it goes without saying that you are feeling sympathy for those affected. It would make more sense to offer the option of changing your profile picture to a picture of a massive bellend, so you know the people who don't give a fuck. That would make a lot more sense.
The main issue with the profile picture thing is that it creates division. A lot of people point out that there were other terrorist attacks on the same day, as well as natural disasters. Why should France be the only one to get support? There are people calling it racism, people arguing amongst themselves about who is most deserving of support and basically just a lot of stupid bullshit point scoring.
Here is the deal, it's most likely not racist why people have been vocal about their support, Facebook is used by Europeans and Americans a lot. Europe are most likely to feel most affected by it, compared to the attacks in Baghdad and Beirut.
Americans are mainly descended from Europeans and it was an American band playing. I'd hope that is all it is, but since writing that I have seen about 300 people calling for a mass cull of Muslims so maybe I'm wrong and there is more to it. Again though, I'd go back to my earlier point of not judging everyone by a small minority, just because the vocal people are fucking idiots, doesn't mean the majority are.
The Racists Come Out To Play
Don't let a tragedy be a reason to act like a cunt, use it to be a better person. Better yourself, offer legitimate ways to fight thing and don't just insult and deride people with differing opinions to you, debate them, and bring facts to the debate. If anyone agrees or disagrees with anything here, the comments section is always open.