I am annoyed.
The husband would say that I am always annoyed. And there may be some truth to that.
However, he did agree with me last night.
My current annoyance? Slactivism! If you ever are on the interwebs you have encountered slactivism… It’s the thousands of stupid share of causes and gofundme accounts. It’s the false outrage over something that *literally* had never been discussed by a poster before. It’s the stupid petitions.
Everyone is talking about this lion that died.
And it’s sad.
But, it’s nothing compared to the real problems in the world. Compared to a person being hurt, hunted, killed.. A lion shouldn’t be worth your outrage.
Actually, let me take that back. Go ahead and have a little passion. Go ahead and get angry. Go ahead and rant and share. BUT, then you *must* do more!
I have a proposal. If you want to care about something I propose that you actually care. I think before you share your cause you should put some skin in the game. You love a politician enough to post about him or her? Before you do, pitch in a little to their campaign or donate some of your time or donate to a cause they stand behind. You want to complain about how little teachers earn? Go ahead! As soon as you donate a little extra. If you are a teacher, then share some resources with your kids’ teachers. Or, write to your local politicians and ask to have property taxes a little higher.
If you want to care about this lion, you may. If you want to post about it, I ask you to donate to some wildlife preservation causes..
Originally I was thinking $5 would be a great per post donation requirement. Now I think we could go much lower.. Even a quarter!
I am so tired of everyone having their fake causes. And they are so very fake. Posting about abused dogs and doing nothing in real life is an insult to the dogs you claim to care about.
Go ahead and feel. And then finally do something!