Look, this is gonna be provocative to some people, but once again, I find it hard to care. Here’s why:
The amount of hypocrisy that we are exposed to every single day on social media is off the freaking charts.
Now if you remember on October 1, 2015 there was a shooting at Umpqua Commnity College. In case you don’t remember, you may want to scroll your Twitter or Facebook feed down to that date and you will be overwhelmed with the outpour of support and encouragement being shown for the Roseburg community. If you are anything like me though, you will also cringe and want to punch a wall.
Did they run out of hope? Did they run out of prayers? Whatever it is please someone enlighten me because I want to know what the hell happened to all that support.
Seriously, it’s been almost two months since that tragic day. I guarantee you the people affected by it are still hurting just as bad as they were when it happened. But are you still praying for them? Are you still letting your followers know that we should send thoughts? Or have those thoughts also become too much of a burden in your overly busy schedule for you to care?
You think this is bs? Alright, let’s play a game called, “Pick a shooting and see after how little time people stop caring.” How about a recent one: Paris. The Paris terrorist attacks began on November 13. When is the last time you saw a “Pray for Paris” tweet? Oh right…Thanksgiving was happening, you had to switch focus.
I don’t have a problem with people sending prayers. If you believe that strongly in the power of prayer, then go ahead.* But if you post something for the sake of posting it, and then proceed to not give a f%#k about what just happened then you need to get a reality check.
If the victims of either of those accidents happened to be you or someone that you know, would you be content with people displaying that type of temporary support? Would you ask more from them? Would you be satisfied with one prayer? Would you be satisfied with one tweet?
I hope this has given you something to think about. This is Krato,
*Side note even the Bible says you should “Look to the Lord and His strength; seek His face always.” 1 Chronicles 16:11. I don’t know about you, but one tweet per tragedy doesn’t seem like a whole lot of consistency.