If you can’t stop it then why the hell are you promoting it?

Dear Facebook Friends:
Whenever a story starts with “Bone chilling footage” I automatically turn a way. I don’t want my bones chilled thank you very much! I don’t want to cry. I don’t want to see or read anything heartbreaking. You can keep your pictures of mutilated bodies and dying children. This also includes all of the repeatedly shared photos of abused animals.
You see, I can’t help them. There is not a damn thing I can do. You may call yourself “increasing awareness” but all you have done is give me nightmares and make me cry about something that is out of my control. I don’t care how much legislature is passed or how many picket lines are formed. There will always be horrible things happening on this earth because man can be quite cruel.
You know the picture of the Hispanic guy punching a pit bull in the nose that y’all keep sharing? Yes, you do. Many of my friends have shared it. Do you think he is upset that you shared it? No, you are wrong. He thinks it’s funny as hell and is quite proud that you promoted his antics by spreading his cruelty around the world. You think he is embarrassed or ashamed? NO HE IS NOT! If he had a conscience he could not have done this in the first place.
So I ask you my friends. Please stop promoting violence. That is really all you are doing. Do you know the terrorist groups laugh when you share their message? Sure, you share because you are upset. They do not care that you are upset about it. They care that you were kind enough to spread their word.
I know that you believe I am sticking my head in the sand because I refuse to participate in these discussions. But I ask you, what has your discussions and sharing of evil pictures and video done to stop the horror? Have you stopped a single act of violence or have you just promoted it?
Stop and think before you share violence. Just stop and think.

3 thoughts on “If you can’t stop it then why the hell are you promoting it?

  1. Barbara Blackcinder

    First of all, you have an excellent blog!!. I love it, right down to the retired boss (or would that be ‘up to’ since blogs are printed in backwards order?). And as far as this particular blog, I totally agree. I was always annoyed at the viewing of Jackass and others things passed around where they made crank calls to people, ticking them off, worrying them, and eventually, angering them. I never found this sort of abuse funny and wouldn’t participate in the ‘enjoyment’ of it. Thanks Again. Barbara Blackcinder


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