Finger-Pointing to No End

For the past year I have been silent on my own website. I deleted many articles I wrote because my writing seemed subpar and my ideas did not catch enough attention. I did attract someone from Koch Industries which scared the shit out of me; they have lots of money, I do not. Regardless having a lack of fanbase, I feel incomplete with the many ideas that rumble through my mind.

If my writing is subpar, then I meet the standard with a plethora of mainstream media (MSM) articles. This article is an introduction for what I plan to supply any reader willing to read, learn, and excite great feedback to further all discourse. “Finger Pointing to No End” is about my past year’s observance of MSM’s and the majority of Tweets I have read. So many articles and people are boisterous (energetic) to blame someone for something.

What are we to do in this grand era of technology where social media has become the gratification to express dissent, anger, and resistance, among other nouns in negative form? What is the point? Why are there no solutions?

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Interpersonal relationship skills (I-R) seem non-existent if we consider a mutual definition. For example, interpersonal is the communication between two or more people within a connection, or relationship, whether the people are lovers, family, friends, colleagues, etc. The skills are the ability to communicate with connected people. Listening, verbal communication and non-verbal communication are the basic skills for two or more people to sustain a relationship.

Social media communication kills our ability to effectively communicate with others, regardless what type of relationship it was founded upon. Text messaging is another killer. Many of us prefer texting over having a phone conversation. I was born in the late 1970s, so all I knew was how to attribute body language with what someone was saying, and I had to listen before I blasted out my opinion. Did I miss out on the rules and etiquette for internet speech?

I am guilty of lashing out at others without rationalizing my replies. Re-reading my dumbass comments from the past has me ashamed of my, then, stupidity. I won’t bore you with a scholarly essay about effective communication; I’m not an expert. We react instantly, without filtering our thoughts for a logical reply, because it seems unacceptable. We want aggression, rage, anger, etc., because we either want to piss others off or we want to feel “heard”. Maybe we want to be “first” to reply, or long for having the last word. Either reason seems absurd.

What is the objective for finger-pointing? What is the point? I fell into the Twitter social norm of retweeting others’ findings about Hillary Clinton (HRC), Donald Trump, the DNC, and cops who kill and get away with murder. Limited to 140 characters was my initial reaction to solve such a dumb problem. The 140 character limit is a great challenge, somewhat forcing a person to rationalize a logical tweet. Then there is Trump’s tweets which have me wondering, “What is the fucking point?”

Finger pointing is today’s version of “an opinion is like an asshole, everyone has one”. Great, you found a few emails in WikiLeaks that prove HRC and John Podesta illegally shared classified information while both used an unsecure email address. Who cares, right? I care, and you should too. MSM proved itself unreliable; whether they know the info before you tweet it out is minuscule. We need solutions to the finger-pointing. We need to help others wipe their assholes.

I suggest we provide a couple or few solutions to anything we find as relevant to any cause. Soon I will provide you with examples that have wandered my mind since the summer of 2016. You will read about a few emails I found in WikiLeaks’ trove. I will try to limit my emotional response until the end of each article. Every article will explain what was researched, and followed by a few rational solutions.

We need solutions to finger-pointing. Twitter is boring for me. The same format scrolls my feed, followed by trolls and passersby who want to piss others off or get their asshole smelt.

I stated this article is an introduction to my goal using this website. My credibility ought to be questioned, and rightly so. In short, I served 15 years in the United States Air Force, many of them as a KC-10 Boom Operator–I literally passed gas for a living. I “woke up” in 2012 and chose to fail making rank in 2013 to start a new life away from war. We Americans were lied to about Iraq, which led to Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003). I re-entered the Air Force in October 2001, after the 9/11 attacks. In no way am I some gung-ho, ‘Merica idiot. From January 2014 through May 2017, I attended Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey for a bachelors in philosophy. I have no political aim. I have no desire supporting illegal activities. My opinions stem from deduction. I am an atheist. I am an independent voter. Most of all, I am a human being.

Please feel free to email me or comment, and I will reply as soon as I can.

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I recently graduated Rutgers University at Camden, NJ with a Bachelor's in Philosophy and a minor in writing. I served 15 years in the United States Air Force, and now trying to figure out what to do with the rest of my life. Serving in two unjust wars kept me silent. I paint and write for mental stability. My dog's name is Socrates "Soc," who I rescued after getting out of the military. Drinking with Socrates is a concept for my mind and hands describing the world as I see it, and having a say in solving socio-economic problems, if at all possible.

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