For the last week I have been talking with some friends, ironically in a secret group on Facebook, about leaving Facebook. After a lot of contemplation I decided to deactivate my account. Not delete. I have too many pictures to delete. This is just the beginning of the weakness. Buckle up, it gets weak as hell soon.
Let me go back. I know that my information was harvested or farmed out or whatever it is called. (I sure hope my data enjoys living on the farm, all the space in the world to run, play with other data.)
I know that Facebook didn’t do enough to stop it. And if I’m understanding correctly it swayed the election. Which means that:
Trump = Tracy Enid Flick
Cambridge Analytical =Mr. McAllister
American People = Mr. McAllister’s Wife
But that’s not 100% why I wanted to walk away. I wanted to walk away because it seems, I hate people. Not all people, of course. I have “Snoozed” dozens over the last few months. And the meme’s about guns and bombs and “Oh so we should just ban bombs right??, just keep coming. And every time I see one, I verbally assault the screen, and then snooze or delete them.
I get you have your opinions. Coolio. But to make jokes about kids or people dying to prove your point. Not Fucking OK. Never FUCKING ok. Think before you speak you fucking asshole. Think before you share fake news sites. Just look at the damned link. Do you really think this “Breaking News Article” about how the Government is coming to your home in 3 days to take your AR’s, your rifles, your pistols, your steak knives, grandma’s knitting needles, etc. Do you REALLY believe that?
And a quick FYI. https://fauxnoos.com isn’t a real news site. Just take a moment and THINK.
That being said, I am not in a position to judge. (Even though I am totally judging.) I say this because I try not to post political things. Because I want to talk to my Great Aunt again, or that guy I see at Publix at least once a month. But, no matter how vanilla I keep things, everyone keeps vomiting fake websites, and meme’s essentially making a joke or jab at dead kids. Or God forbid, kids who are fed up and had the marbles to say something about it. I am not in a position to judge because I did deactivate.
It lasted 4 hours.
I had to reactivate because…
Yep. Candy Crush. Enter the Weaksauce. Look, you judge me all you want. But every day after I get off work, I sit on my front porch and play that game until I run out of lives. About 15 minutes. It is relaxing, it is quiet, and I like it. But if you don’t have facebook to link the game to, you will lose your progress.
Whatever. I tried.
Woman on Pause
*Side note: I did delete the app and messenger from my phone. So I can’t go on there unless I REAALLLLLLLLLLLLLY try. And my motivation was to step away from getting angry for no good damned reason. They can express all day long. I just don’t have to look at it.
*2nd Side Note: I believe in the right to bear arms. So take whatever may be thrown my way over that Southpark picture, and stuff it.