Do you dread looking at your timelines on social media? Tired of all the divisive politics? You just need a place with intelligent discourse.
“I can’t stand the negativity!”
“There’s just too much hate out there.”
“Why has it gotten to the point where people are unfriending each other over politics?”
“Please, stop with the fake news and memes!”
If you haven’t seen and heard those sentiments repeated to the point of being a collective mantra by this point, you probably have already stopped paying attention to social media, except to see cute kittens and keep up with close friends and family. Around here, we totally understand that thinking, and if it wasn’t for the fact that we need to throw virtual “life-preservers” out to people on social media by way of our pages and accounts, we probably wouldn’t be there either.
We know, people are tired of reading hateful missives about politicians, seeing memes that promote hate, and heated commentaries that say nothing about anything real people deal with every day of their lives. Sure, they might mention jobs, the economy, our school systems, or rising prices for just about everything. It’s just mentions, in a sea of hot button issues that get people angry enough to forget about what really matters, though.
It’s still talk from the fringes, squeezing everyone in the middle, or trying to yank them to one side or the other. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter what you think about all those issues that end up on the cable news channels, at least not if you’re living paycheck to paycheck, or counting pennies in the days before payday. Even if you’re reasonably comfortable financially, those “big issues” still don’t matter to your personal bottom line. But, the deeper issues that don’t fit in sound bites for the media definitely do matter.
If you try to talk about those things on social media, it usually doesn’t end well. Either you get no real replies, or people start talking about the hot button issues anyway. And that’s not even getting into the piles of rude replies. Also, it’s likely that you’ll end up with answers from just one side of the issue, since everyone is so busy picking sides on social media.
So, if you’re looking for an alternative – a place for intelligent discussions on issues with people who may or may not agree with you – we’re trying to build that here. Are you ready to start having real conversations about issues that matter to you? We are. Join us.