Just a couple of thoughts today.
I ran across the article yesterday of the children playing on the Vietnam Memorial Statue. The article said that it was creating an outrage among most that viewed the article. A viral sensation. The article asked the question, “Is this okay?”
Well, we all know that it’s not okay. We all know that it’s disrespectful. That’s not the issue.
Before the internet, if I were to see those kids playing on the statue, I would have politiely told them to get off the statue, if the parents did not have the where-with-all to do that. The kids would have probably removed themselves from the statue.
End of story.
There wouldn’t be public outrage. There wouldn’t be a story.
We have the internet, so now we need filler stories that create outrage and interest so that all of America can weigh in on it? WHY??
An article today posted a question about a mom trying to decide if she takes her 6 year old daughter in for surgery to pin her ears because of bullies. If that helps, go for it. Sure, why not. Who cares. This is between her and her mom.
Why do we need America to weigh in on all of this? Why are we asking for this? These are easy, solvable, and private moments that do need to incite outrage. We never used to.
Are we asking Americans to be judgmental? Are we hoping to get people angry? Needlessly? Are we in such a need to view new information by the boatloads to keep us busy on our smart phones, even when these are pointless topics that we have no business weighing in on?
Just asking the questions.
This article was written by kate