the president is right
I took a nearly two week break from social media and it was glorious. I freaking loved every minute of it and frankly I’m feeling kinda resentful that I have to come back into this rage fueled echo-chamber of hate and privacy exploitation.
Truth is I agreed with Old Man Biden when he said that, “FACEBOOK IS KILLING PEOPLE!!!” Far be it from me to appeal to authority but the decrepit Mr. Magoo in the White House has a point. In fact I’ve been saying this for years.
FACEBOOK IS KILLING PEOPLE AND HAS FOR YEARS...WITHOUT MUCH CHALLENGE. Facebook has allowed the Philippines President to massacre thousands in his so-called “Drug War” on journalists and folks suffering from SUD and their advocates. Facebook allowed the genocide in rouge-state Myanmar in a systematic campaign on Facebook that stretched back half a decade and that targeted the country’s mostly Muslim Rohingya minority group. ALL THIS IS VERY WELL DOCUMENTED.
My point is that this break has helped me understand how best to use my online presence. And possibly answer the question: How do I fight FACEBOOK on FACEBOOK?
Right now, that fight may seem impossible but when I hear the President talking my language...well at least today it makes me feel a little less alone. - Max
One space that I love to hold and expand on,
is that of liberation from stigma. Queer stigma, HIV stigma, race stigma, and one of the most powerful and destructive stigmas...addict stigma or SUD (Substance Use Disorder) stigma.
I’ve seen folks make wild and irrational justifications for terrible behavior towards people who are SUD. Because of this, I’m happy to report that I’ll be resuming my training to be a Drug and Alcohol Counselor for folks who know the trauma and pain of SUD discrimination and prejudice.
If you know of anyone who suffers from addiction please just be available to them, not judgmental, it might make all the difference.