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Hatespreading and platforms

17 Dec

I do like social media. The news, gossip and funny jokes never stop. ALso the interaction with people who seem to think the same or different (for the discussions here and there). It’s refreshing and it keep syou on your ties.
Since newspapers and radio channels are also part of twitter, it’s possible to have a bit more serious tones on your timeline or feed(as it’s called).
The only time when it’s therefor not that pretty, is when hatespreading is occurring.
It spreads like wild fire on twitter.
I like to retweet things that seem important to me. A retweet, for the unfamiliar twitter user, is when you push a button to repeat a tweet on your own timeline or feed. People who follow you will be able to read exactly what you read.
I retweet things that I laugh about, but also more serious matters.

However, when the happenings in Paris occurred, I did not login to twitter. For the first time I noticed how social media is helping the bastards who claim responsibilities to these acts. They thrive on being known on twitter.
Because social media are everything.
They know exactly how these things work. They know how stupid people are. To respond to the urge they get from the bottom of their belly and just punch the button to retweet. Which is where a message is kept in its original state and goes ‘viral’, as it’s called.
Someone posted a video of people running away screaming after/during the Paris attacks. Retweeting that would have literally spread fear. Because of course running away screaming is what normal people do if a gun is pointed in their direction and you have no idea what you did to deserve such a thing.

Then again, there’s also people like Katie Hopkins, Miley Cyrus and KIm Kardashian. Who also thrive on the power of these media. Women that have barely any use in life, despite what they may think themselves. And of course, this doesn’t matter if you lead the kind of life that Miley and Kim do. Their appearance and the social media are their life. Miley sings, yes, but this is not how she earns her money. Not really.

Katie Hopkins is a different story. She disappoints me even more. A woman that is so educated and throws it all away to be nothing more than some hatred clickbait. To create an atmosphere in which your children are so thoroughly hated, just because they’re her offspring…it’s scary. I’m sure she thinks she is much loved by a lot of persons, but in reality I think her biggest concern should be her legacy of hate.
Does she really want her children to know, at a later age, that so many people have wished her dead? That she was so incredibly keen on the perfect shape of body that comments on someone’s appearance are considered ‘her right’? Would she really? I can easily imagine one of her children developing an eating disorder by the unhealthy approach Katie Hopkins has on the matter. Not just her own children, children globally. I do know Katie Hopkins doesn’t care about those children. They’re not hers, so why would she care? The only thing Katie Hopkins cares about is her right, her ability, to spread the word that she, Katie Hopkins, despises fat persons.

Which is why I’m so incredibly surprised that this same Katie Hopkins is given such a big platform. BBC radio, for crying out loud, talkshows, a column in a newspaper.
I do understand there’s a great deal of money concerned. People are stupid enough to want to listen to someone who tells them something that will make them angry. Lord knows why. It’s just true. People like to be offended these days.
In a time where fear and hate are being spread like wild fire as it is, shouldn’t there be a bigger platform for those who try to aim for a better society? Especially educated broadcasters as BBC?

Also, as I said: I’m disappointed in Katie Hopkins herself. Not so much for her hate spreading. Whomever loves to be hated, must have some weird ’50 Shades of Grey’relationship with themselves that I’m far more rather unaware of.
What concerns me is this: why would anyone who has studied, who has had good chances in life, throw it all away to become what’s basically nothing more than a Kim Kardashian (famous for a sextape) or Miley Cyrus (latest seen wearing a strapon dildo with glittering balls)?
The most superficial beings ever. Concerned about nothing else than their appearance? Not being asked for their wit (because you’re not, Katie Hopkins) or their intelligence, but purely to perform a trick. Sit up straight and tell everyone what you think. It’s easy. So easy, anyone could do it.

I’d say that’s beneath someone with such prudentials. Then again, you’re so happy with it, that probably you’re not. You couldn’t live up to the standards. You’ve made your life out of being hated. It’s how Hitler started, you know.

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Posted by on December 17, 2015 in Daily life, Opinion, Uncategorized

 

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