Stop trying to guilt me into doing something that will do ABSOLUTELY nothing to help someone else.
“99% of you will not share this…” This beautiful little slice of massive guilt is always contained somewhere within the message on Facebook, shared by some soft-headed prole who’s lemming-like instincts FORCED them to stab the “Share” button.
And the message is always some over the top, hideous tale that would make both Sarah McLachlan and the dogs cry their eyes out.
The bulk of the message is some syrupy wretched tale of woe that is the stuff of nightmares.
But, half or three quarters of the way thru the poorly worded message is a guilt trip that would put a jewish mother to shame.
And, the demand is always the same.
“Please share this and get the word out. I know that 99% of you don’t have the heart, while the 1% who will actually care.”
Translation? “YOU ROTTEN GUILT FUCK!”
Now, and this really is the interesting part, clicking like or share does absolutely nothing for the particular wretch involved.
Even just spreading awareness it still does nothing in terms of forming a response.
It reminds me of the social media campaign to fight human trafficking.
It took picture of celebrities holding a sign that says “Real men don’t buy girls.” And put them on Facebook with the guilt-share demand.
Are we talking about hookers or slaves?
30 seconds of Google research later, it turns out that its both.
Children forced into prostitution and/or forced into porn or old school slavery, presumably out of the country.
An ugly business, but one that has only one certainty.
And that is, clicking “Share” will not help anyone. At all. Seriously. No fucking around here. Really. Like head-out-of-your-ass really.
And the use of Sean Penn as a deterrent is a little iffy at best.
I seem to remember an early interview with him in which he admitted to visiting prostitutes.
His sign should have read, “Real men don’t buy girls, ANYMORE.”
I am probably going to get sued for that one.
I am fine with that, he can have half of a penniless blog as a settlement.
I have been taking Muay Thai and Judo to prepare for his attacking me on the street.
I figure if he is willing to swing at photographers that get too close, he would be more than willing to beat me like a rented mule for outright slander.
Rumor has it that Madonna got into kickboxing shortly after the divorce.
But, that is the problem with the empty headed idiocy of social media.
People can get the emotional quick fix of thinking they are involved and doing something, all the while not doing a damn thing that will actually help.
Like the sex trafficking issue.
The people, mainly men, who engage in that industry, from John’s buying quick time in a gas station bathroom, to the serious slave traders, could care less than a shit about what you think of them.
The people who sell other people understand money and guns and that is pretty much it.
A pimp is never a timid person, easily swayed by public opinion and the slave traders are down right brutal.
The bottom line is, if you want to get involved, get off your ass.
If not, quit making an ass out of yourself by pretending you are.
Some of us are sick of this shit.