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This is Issue #16 of Bad Advice! If you still don’t know what Bad Advice is or why it’s here, head to issue #1 where we explain it for the first and last time.
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I love social media. I think it is a great use of my time and it is for the greater good of my community and for the world as a whole. What I post always seems to get a lot of engagement and while sometimes there are some haters, for the most part it seems I am putting good into the world. I will admit sometimes I post about things that I know little about, but I feel like that my followers NEED to know what I think about it, even if it is ill-informed. Recently I posted about the Israel/Hamas War. Some, if not all people, got very upset with me. I was just putting my two cents in, why does that all of a sudden become a crime of humanity in these people? Should I respond to them and dig deeper?
Dear Gaza Guesser,
Yes. Keep posting. Everyone must know. In fact, tell them about other things you don’t know about. Tell them them your entire 1 state and 2 state plan for Israel and Palestine. Tell them who your favorite Hamas members are, tell them how much you love the new law lessening Israel’s Supreme Court’s power to oversee Parliament and the Prime Minister. Tell them what YOU think human atrocities are compared to what experts think they are.
Make sure you paint these opinions in very broad strokes and make sure you paint it very black and white. There can be no nuance in your posts. This doesn’t just have to be for the purposes of the awful things that are happening in that region right now. You can spout off on socio-economic inequities, the U.S.’s very loud secretive caste system (or nonexistence of one), tell us about how vicious and cruel ONLY ONE SIDE is, tell us that when you were younger things were harder and you don’t understand anyone else’s frustration or anger.
Make sure when people respond to you that you don’t cite anything and you don’t explain how you came to these conclusions. Make sure you just call them the name they hate the most and make sure you use this view to vote in local politics despite all of these ideas and happenings have nothing to do with your city or town’s school budget or building more bike lanes.
What I’m saying is, dig in. Be mean. Show everyone your ass and tell on yourself. This is what makes our society and community better, by being and showing everyone the ignorant bigot you truly are. Also I can only guess that your name is Walter Bird, or Jose Rivera, or Kathy Roy, or Colleen West. If not sorry I didn’t guess your name right. But you should talk to them about being a public ass.
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