Social Media Activists Distort the Size and Number
of the Discontent
It is amazing the amount of people who are involved in activist activities online. Folks get together in small
groups, and use that as a giant bugle to force their agenda on the rest of us. However, I would submit to you that
some of these activists groups which you may think are quite large, are actually quite small, they don't have that
many members, they aren't that organized, and yet they become the squeaky wheel, demanding their oil.
As the coordinator for a think tank which happens to operate online, we often dig into some of the challenges and
problems in our society. Folks often contact us and want to explain their plight, their angst, or some problem
which they find unbearable. After listening to these folks, I find that they are exaggerating and embellishing the
problem to promote their agenda. Now then, I know this for a fact, and others in various industries may realize
this, but sometimes I don't think the general public does.
Worse, I find newspaper reporters, and media correspondents will quickly pick up on the chaos and controversy,
or sound and fury coming from small activists groups, and then blow the problem out of proportion. And because
the small activists groups realize this, they go and do more and more outrageous things to garner attention to get
into the media, and to use the Internet, social media, and the mass media to do their bidding. It's unfortunate as a
society that we let these disruptors of our civilization get away with this nonsense.
Indeed, the political correctness which goes along with all this makes it even more problematic and troubling.
Sometimes small groups of people can cause huge disruptions and ripples throughout our society. Corporations
are declaratively known for going at of their way to appease these individuals and go into full combat crisis mode
to appease the angry behavior of just a few. In doing so sometimes corporate boardrooms change their entire
focus, we are talking large corporations which are doing billions of dollars in business per year.
They are afraid of the backlash on social networks, and because of this fear that these small activists groups are
able to force their agenda down the throats of the American people. And then when politicians get involved they
stand up at podiums, and proclaim that there ought to be a law against this, that, or the other thing, thus, further
appeasing these activists groups. It's just wrong, and social media activists are continually distorting their size
and numbers to jam their agenda onto the public and force us all into submission to serve their will. Indeed I hope
you will please consider all this and think on it.