stop nasty facebook comments – please

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They come in droves, those people who feel

The need to spout words or barbs of hate

At people that they don’t know.

I bet the editors love these folks

Who jump on the bandwagon and swim with the rest,

Angrily jabbing at keys on a laptop,

Refusing to turn and take on the current,

But keen to tell the world what they think they think,

But that don’t know, because God-like men

Make these columns like drugs and the comments,

Are the sweetest of nectars to the mindless souls

Perpetuating hate on a global scale.

I keep getting articles about Harry and Meghan on my Facebook feed and I just can’t help but read the comments – even though I know they will make me so angry. The outlets that share the stories are red top tabloids and they are fishing for a reaction, and they get it. We just need to stop nasty Facebook comments altogether.

It’s not just Harry and Meghan that get all of the hate, but a huge proportion of it is directed at them. It just feel as though the whole world is now wired to tear people down.

I don’t know how these things work but I assume that the newspaper has employees or paid content creators to comment first so that the tone is set. Once that is done it’s like mass brainwashing, everyone just jumps on and has a go at the poor souls at the centre of it.

I’m being very conscious recently, of not reading the comments and agreeing immediately. If we are going to stop nasty Facebook comments we need to learn to take stock, perhaps do a bit of our own research before we form an opinion and then air it publicly. This is how we have all become so divided and it’s depressing to watch us tear each other to shreds in an open arena.

Be kind to one another,

Rachel xx

9 thoughts on “stop nasty facebook comments – please

  1. Margot Kinberg

    I couldn’t agree more! There’s enough misery in the world without us adding to it by trolling others. Be kind. Treat others the way you would want to be treated. And for me, the biggest thing is, we don’t really know what goes on in others’ lives. We shouldn’t judge.

    1. patientandkindlove

      Exactly, everyone does things because of the way they have been treated by someone else. There is no way to understand a reaction unless you have lived their life. Just show a bit more compassion for people who are suffering.

  2. jonicaggiano

    You make an excellent point, I stopped my many years of facebook about a year ago for this very reason. Plus I don’t really care what someone had to eat that night or read about other people’s politics which is a real can of hot worms. Better just to get off all together. Great point, Hugs Joni

      1. jonicaggiano

        It is indeed but eventually in the long run we have enough stress without sending out for it to come into our homes. Have an amazing week. ❤️Joni

  3. clcouch123

    I wish Facebook would settle down though I imagine advertisers wouldn’t like that, since negative attention is still attention. The prince and duchess suffer from privilege, nothing more. I think they should be left alone from us: certainly, our phantom comments do not help.

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