OOOH that word came up underlined – who’d have thought it wasn’t a word! But anyway, I announced my return to Twitter today. And the underwhelming response, when you got 90 odd ‘Followers’, said it all. Reminds me of when I left Facebook, and not 1 single 1 of my “Friends” on there even noticed.
You’re gone for a week and you’re dead! Okay I didn’t and never will have hundreds of Followers, let alone thousands, but I was getting a couple of Likes on almost every post before my account was locked due to my having an opinion. So much about leaving all the simplistic side choosing and binaries thinkers behind on Twitter makes sense – not least for a calm state of mind. Now I would probably be advised “just stay on Twitter and watch but don’t post anything”. Well what’s the point in that?? You may as well just go look at someone’s opinion blog on any given blogging site. Twitter is all about participation. It’s just the kind of participation that’s permitted now is so safe, banal and mediocre it might as well be run by Disney.
As I write I’ve already been commenting, aaaaaarrgghh. It’s like that sore tooth you can’t stop waggling. But stop waggling I must. It’s like a revolving door at Predictability Towers. You call out SJW’s and the hate-filled Alphabet Community and you’re “a right wing Trump supporter”, you call out Donald’s woeful lack of knowledge about anything other than shonky property deals and you’re “a libtard, left wing lunatic”. Most people, probably 90% of Twitter users who are opinionated work in these tragically simplistic binaries. If you ever take a step back from everything, you will see that sometimes those on the right are fucking idiots, and sometimes those on the left are fucking idiots. Likewise, sometimes those on the right are decent people, and those on the left are decent people. There is no ONE SIZE FITS ALL. But people on there insist that there is. Based on 1 sentence you might have upset them with. 1….sentence. 1 sentence in your whole life on this earth, is something you’re basing your bizarre and cretinous stance on. I can’t tolerate people like that and I think it’s starting to be genuinely unhealthy to waste my time on them.