Back with a Vengeance!
For those who are still around waiting for my post to begin again, I appreciate your loyalty. I won’t go into why I haven’t been posting that is irreverent. But, what I will let you know is that Whirling Mind & Wondering Thoughts will be changing a bit from this point on. It will still be Whirling Mind & Wondering Thoughts, but it will be more about issues in the world today and my thoughts on these issues.
To start this new page in Whirling Mind and Wondering Thoughts lets talk about those who take Vengeance into their own hands. So, many people find a need to post about “wrong doings” on Social Media’s these days and blast other people’s faces, personal information, etc all over for the satisfaction of the fact they can’t or don’t want to confront someone themselves or they can’t seem to leave issues in the hand of the law. This is for lots of reasons. The majority of society thrives on drama and/or they don’t trust the law any longer. Now don’t get me wrong their is another issue here, and I have found myself caught up in this social media “bullying”. When one of our friends post something and we jump on the peer band wagon. I mean if our peer says this happen, then it MUST BE SO! Right?
Is this really what the world is coming to? Assuming and making up what we THINK happen, then splashing it around for the world to see, so a whole families life will be ruined even if we are right?
In this day and age –
We are guilty until proven innocent!
Because we are guilty until proven innocent the mass public has taken on the mob mentality, Boston riots for example, Read These Three Articles About the Reasons for the Baltimore Riots – Nation – Boston.com. True not everyone was violent and had the mob mentality, but it was a large crowd that did and through out the few days that it continued I read post after post of encouragement on social media.
This mob mentality and social media bullying and shaming doesn’t just go against adults or government officials either, which is the real horrific aspect of it all. I actually saw post on Facebook where a young boy of 16 was being accused of mistreating an elderly man in a parking lot and the thread under the photo was horrible! Including finding and sharing his home address and phone number – threats to go beat some respect into him by grown adults!! Really ADULTS sharing a minor’s personal information and threatening him bodily harm and even his life?
Some may think will if they deserve it… How many people get these things posted who DIDN’T deserve it? Has anyone ever stopped to think about this? Only this morning their was an article released and YES posted on social medias (Facebook is where I saw it posted). Where an Melbourne Woman who mistakenly shamed a man on social media because she believed he was taking photos of her children at a local Target, when he was just taking a selfie with a large cardboard Darth Vader to send to HIS OWN children, has offered a grovelling apology after he has received death threats.
The mother took a photo of the man at the Westfield Knox shopping center in Melbourne’s east and shared it to Facebook last Wednesday with a status branding him a ‘creep’ but that wasn’t all she stated! In her full Facebook status along with his photograph that she took with her cell phone she stated: “She claimed the man approached her children while they were sitting watching Frozen on a screen in the children’s clothing section at Target. ‘He said ‘hey kids’ they looked up and he took a photo, then he said I’m sending this to a 16 yr old,’ she wrote on Facebook. The woman said she took a photo of the man then removed her children from the area and informed security. ‘Centre management were straight onto and so are the police, hopefully he is caught,’ she wrote. ‘Police said if he is a registered sex offender he will be charged, this happened at Knox, be safe with your kids.” via Melbourne mum who shamed Star Wars selfie man on Facebook apologises | Daily Mail Online.
When in actuality he was taking his FIRST ever selfie and was feeling very self conscious about it, had looked over at a set of children, who were sitting BY themselves with no parent present, he himself made an assumption, and assumed they were waiting to take their pictures with the cut out. So, stated; “I will only be a minute” to them. Turned took a selfie and walked away. As he was trying to figure out how to send the selfie to his children the woman took his photo and posted it.
Now, I want each and everyone one of you – I know I did – think about all the photos you have looked at accusing someone of something horrible, thought OMG how could they and re-posted the status. Lets be more careful about what we are spreading around, this is just like spreading rumors! Unless it is a credible news media then why are we passing on hear say information?
What is your opinion do you think we have become more Guilty until proven Innocent country?