lb_lee: Raige making a horrified face. (D:)
[personal profile] lb_lee

In the wake of Trump’s election, I’ve noticed a lot of folks organizing and trying to take care of each other, which is great.  But, I’ve also seen douchebags use it as cover to help gather followers.  They take advantage of people wanting to do right, and use it for their own ends.  After all, if they’re organizing a protest regarding the Dakota pipeline, they’re trustworthy, right?

Keep in mind, reblogging a post, or wearing a T-shirt?  Anyone can do that.  It doesn’t actually mean that person is reliable when the rubber hits the road.  Sometimes, if you strip out the “I agree with their opinions/politics,” you might find you’re actively horrified by their ACTIONS.  Or you realize that their actions are based entirely around an image, or aren’t actually DOING anything of use, or any number of things.  Looking good and DOING good are completely different things sometimes.

I know a lot of folks are in a moment of emotional transition right now, where they might be afraid or otherwise more vulnerable.  When you’re scared for folks who will help you, there WILL be folks who masquerade as just that for their own purposes.  Just… be careful, okay?

–Rogan

Date: 2016-12-07 04:20 am (UTC)
alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
From: [personal profile] alatefeline
Well said. Thank you.

Date: 2016-12-08 09:10 pm (UTC)
chrysalissystem: (m)
From: [personal profile] chrysalissystem
Oh God that exact thing happened at a different time in the past too. It was either with Ferguson or the earthquake in Japan or the Boston Bombings, one of those or another. I know it was a disaster that spawned pastel images like minutes to hours after it happened.

--M

Date: 2016-12-12 03:06 pm (UTC)
cidney: (Default)
From: [personal profile] cidney
Well-said. Can I crosspost this?
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