Twitter has gotten so out of hand. Yesterday the birds in our neighborhood marched with picket signs to try to get people from calling the messages ‘tweets’.
It was similar to the march last year on Halloween when birds protested small children saying the phrase ‘Trick or treat’ as ‘Twick or tweet’. Unfortunately, there are not enough bird lobbyists in Washington DC to make it happen. There are some with left wings and some with right wings but none with both.
Roseanne Bar became the latest in massive numbers of celebrated people to get hammered because of a disgusting tweet, and rightfully so. I won’t repeat what she wrote because it is horribly racist and a very personal attack. She later apologized but the damage was done. The Rosanne show was canceled and her talent agency dropped her from their roster.
Social media is very powerful in today’s world and it’s not going away. So why in the world are so many people apologizing for what they wrote? They either don’t think before they sent it, think that they are too powerful to be scrutinized or they were drunk. The next morning they’re like, “I tweeted what???”
Tweets often hurt people and the insults must stop, from POTUS all the way down and across. There should be consequences for what is written for the world to see. Consequences gruesome enough to change behavior. Roseanne and many of the cast members have plenty of money, but some do not. I feel badly for the innocent people who will pay a heavy price for her remarks.
Stop tweeting. Do your job and let your voice be heard by way of the most powerful thing we can do. Vote.