Like the rest of you, I find social media to be an endless draw and also an endless source of cognitive dissonance where I alternate between despair and feeling like I’m clearly an alien misplaced on earth because there’s no way I share a species with these humans.
Alex is a fan of arguing in the comments—he approaches it with all the finesse of a well-practiced sport. But I am not a fan. It takes too much energy and I don’t like doing things that have a 0% success rate. Like trying to convince people there’s a difference between “reality” and “what I want to think about stuff.”
So instead I’m going to cope by employing one of my strengths: Screenshotting statements by people who don’t know how things work (like Christopher Columbus):
That is not how Europe works and that is not how white people work. [Read more…]
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