Headlong Into Darkness: Social Media as Plato’s Cave

"There are days, there are days, and, then, there are days.

Yes, this is one of those days.

As I scroll through the various social-media outlets, odd manifestations, and relentless creepings, I encounter little more than hatred, bigotry, more hatred, some subtle bigotry, some not-so-subtle bigotry, a bit more hatred, and a massive and incalculable swath of fear and ignorance. Oh, look, she had two abortions; and, oh, wow, that guy is offended by so much “whiteness”; and, over there, an advertisement is kindly letting me know that I can clean up the vein mess of my legs."