Social media, Facebook in particular, dares us daily – and all too often successfully – to cast off our human (and humane) inhibitions and restraints. We’ve all seen the worst brought out in others, and in ourselves, whenever our worldview feels threatened or is under a perceived attack.
We bluster, we whine, we counterattack.
Sometimes, we just retreat, as I myself have done more than once.
At times, it feels as if we’ve entered a 21st century war zone, with proxy battles fought by and through electronic words of mass destruction