The Ire In Irony

Someone posts a video of themselves doing something stupid, entitled, wasteful, and repulsive enough to be embarrassing for all of humankind. We share it to tell people just how disgusted we are by it, and we laugh the laughs of subconscious desperation. The person who posted it gets a million more views because of our shares, and they are paid for those views by advertisers and social media channels.

We have just participated in furthering the stupidity of our culture. We need to stop sharing, reacting, and commenting on things we hate, no matter how much our blood boils. It’s up to us to stop perpetuating this trash, to not give these idiots a voice or a platform or more of the new most powerful monetary unit, views. We need to remove ourselves from this equation, from being part of the problem. If everyone did it for six months, these horrible videos would no longer be profitable, and they would stop. 

“And America wonders why people hate us. These assholes just wasted sixty dollars on Candy and soda or Spaghetti and meatballs so they could get a few views on YouTube. We really need to stop sharing stuff like this and start thinking about how sick these people really are and how much we are enabling them by sharing it.”

-Me ranting like a stubborn old man yelling at children on his lawn to my poor significant other.

6 Comments

  1. I’m afraid the last line is the golden touch. 🙂
    Yeah, denouncing stupidity and then sharing it is adding to it.
    You’ve got a great and valid point.
    Wonder how many will share this.
    Here lies the real test. But it’s easier to sit back and look at the other guy.
    Hope he isn’t on your lawn. Lol!
    As always a great post!

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