The Monday Peeve 42

Smiles and positive posts are all well and good, but sometimes I need to vent a bit. How about you? That’s what The Monday Peeve is all about, a chance to blow off a little steam at the beginning of the week, so then we can go merrily on our way once again (hah). I’ll pick a topic that’s on my mind, but you can vent about whatever you please, here in comments or on your own blog. Grab the photo, use the #TMP tag, link back to me (or not), and Bob’s yer uncle. I do reserve the right to delete any links that offend my delicate sensibilities. So far, none have, but it could happen. I have feelings!

This week I’m continuing to rant about people on social media (don’t worry, I’m sure I’ll have another boring driving peeve soon). In particular, I have an issue with those who wish death upon people with different opinions. I know, right? But people are doing that constantly. Now, let me make clear that I am not talking about wishing death upon mass murderers or leaders whom you feel are genocidal maniacs, or whatever… I am talking about those who get so enraged that another poster/commenter disagrees with them that they hope the person dies. WTAF? I know. I know.

This is a bipartisan complaint, btw. I have learned to shrug off folks on the right who regularly wish earthquakes and tsumanis upon California. They can’t bear it that we’re a bunch of liberals out here and they wish the ocean would swallow us all up so they could be free of the burden of our opinions. I find that disgusting and horrible, but it’s old news. Newer news (for me) is the fact that some people on the left are now doing the same thing. They say they hope that supporters of the current President catch the virus and die. I have read versions of this statement countless times now and it’s just as awful each time. Since people tend to cluster with the like-minded, most of the time I see such outrageous statements pass without a peep from anyone saying hey, hold on.

Well, I’m here today to say I find these comments not only terrible but also proof that you’ve lost the argument. When you can’t muster a coherent rebuttal to whatever issue and instead resort to a 5-year-old’s “I HOPE YOU DIE” type of comment… you’ve shown that you have nothing intelligent to add to the conversation. Nanny nanny boo boo!


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23 responses to “The Monday Peeve 42

  1. Hear! Hear!

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  2. And then we’re called humans…👀

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  3. My Monday Peeve air duct cleaning phone calls. We are in a pandemic and I’m getting calls for this.

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  4. I’ve also seen it in the context of people saying something critical about a celebrity. Beyonce’s fans can be very vicious.

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  6. I deliberately have to avoid that kind of moron. Yet I still stumble over them. Recently I commented on someone’s blog who was talking about America (they’re not American) and the race/color problem that’s growing. Another blogger came in and had to answer my comment to the negative (because they didn’t agree with what I said). I mean really? Everyone is ‘entitled’ (Ooo touchy word right now) to their opinion and it’s not necessary to point out where the commentor might be deluded. Make your own comment and STFU about being negative TO the other person. I happen to think that some people just like controversy.

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  7. You’re right t is very childish. As they say that who argues the loudest has the least to say.

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  8. Yeah. It’s always been this way. Arguing about something seems to solidify the opposition rather than presenting to them an alternative viewpoint. Like, what if Jesus was walking along and saw a man trying to get his donkey out of a ditch so he yells down at him, “You’re going to go to hell!”

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  10. Nany nany boo boo indeed! I understand the frustration of trying to convince someone of something that seems obvious, but letting your frustration reduce you to “I hope you die” or even worse (yeah, I’ve seen some awfulness in the tweetster arena) is pointless. Just walk away…
    Great Peave!😻

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  12. Yup, don’t know how you put up with the dickheadery on FB. I’ve dropped it entirely (as noted, and you’ve commented over on my blog). I think I’m just tired. Had an older guy the other day walk up to me out of the blue while I was waiting on laundry and asked me what I thought about everything that was going on. I shrugged and told him IDGAF because I was retiring soon (I am) and then I was going to walk away, and they could burn the fucking place to the ground for all I care. I gather that was a more direct answer than he’s accustomed to, but subtlety seems to be an art I’ve kind of lost track of. I blame FB and the generally poisonous atmosphere.

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