Today’s highly interesting read (02/26/18): Social media activism lets our Democracy die with a “Like”

If you’ve been following me for, oh, say, the last seven months you know I’ve been posting a lot about smartphone addiction.  The same applies to computers. A lot. I won’t link. It’s all easy to find.

You may be surprised to find today’s highly interesting read is from a leftist publication that I read daily, the Milwaukee Independent. They cover stuff I need to know and the photography is aces.

The Milwaukee Independent is a liberal website, by far. But they recently posted a column by Dr. Kenneth Cole, a local licensed psychologist that caught my eye.

Let’s face it. We idolize social media. Dr. Cole writes on the leftist site:

In America we do not fiddle while our nation burns. We scroll. We check our feeds, share our posts and count the “Likes” as our democracy dies in real time.

As democracy dies in real time.

No question this is a 100% liberal column, one I normally wouldn’t post. But he’s on to something that crosses political boundaries.

Could a similar column be posted by a conservative writer, one who would criticize the right-wing troll for simply sitting back in his/her home office and resorting to a quick one sentence post, not very well thought response to boot?

It’s easy to relax in the comforts of home and shoot off comments in response on social media. In reality, if we’re talking democracy, what do they accomplish?

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