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,