Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Twisted Twitterers And Such

Something that is really strange to me is that a lot of people follow others who they don’t like and don’t agree with in any basic way on Twitter.  For instance, take Tomi Lehren.  She tweets out ultra conservative and inflammatory tweets multiple times throughout the day.  Most liberals hate her Tweets and post replies to her that are vicious and venomous. 

It boggles my mind why people do this.  Why would you, the average person who has limited time and resources each day to deal with work and family, follow someone you really don’t like?  I think it’s because people want to get themselves worked up and angry.  There is no other logical reason. 

Those in complete denial of this would respond that they want to be informed about what the other political side is saying and feeling.  But that’s bullshit.  If you don’t put any value in someone opinion who you don’t at all like, then there is no reason to follow them.  Think about how crazy that is to make your own day worse by letting people’s Tweets and such that you always disagree with and get upset about onto your phone screen.  Is it a charge or feeling of heightened control for you to tell people how you are right and that they are wrong?  How strange. 

I, for instance, would never follow someone like Susan Sarandon, Keith Olbermann, or Nancy Pelosi.  Yuck…I just threw up a little in my mouth thinking of that last politician.  In fact, I have no idea if any of the above even have Twitter accounts.  Why would I follow any of these people when to me, it’s the same rhetoric day in and day out, and all that it would do would be to make me mad?

Therefore, I know that my thesis is correct.  People, when they have idle time, can’t think of anything better to do than to look at their Facebook, their Twitter, and their Instagram in order to get some sort of charge.  Anger from opposing pundits, jealousy of other’s lives (especially on Facebook), or how much better their bodies could look as they peer into Instagram. 

Really people, why do it to yourselves?