He said oh so calmly…
It’s about the We Are the 99% Tumblr blog. Take a look if you haven’t already. These are the heartbreaking, and sometimes familiar, stories of people who are the spirit of the #occupywallstreet movement. Mainstream news sources have suddenly discovered the blog, so it’s getting a lot more air time. And it’s the reactions in the comments sections that make me wanna punch people in their faces. Until their faces fall off, really.
Are we that low on empathy and the ability to share in someone else’s predicaments in this country? What’s become the issue? If it’s not on reality TV, it’s not “really” happening? We can be a bunch of snide, self-absorbed, catty a$$hats about the lives of other Americans because they just need to suck it up and do better?
Well, if you got yours, hey, that’s awesome. But don’t let that:
A) Let you think you have a free card allowing you to assume every person who struggles is just a lazy whiner who needs to be reminded that you’re fabulous.
B) Make you get selective amnesia or romantic fogginess about your own hard years.
These commentators, it’s like they think people don’t deserve any human courtesy. Let me give you a quick sample: