If you're on Facebook very much, odds are, you have an opinion on those status updates that feel a little like the emails that say if you don't forward something to ten people in, like, ten minutes something really bad, or something really good will happen. I hate, hate, hate stuff like that.
On Facebook, there's no indication that something good or bad will happen but rather just a big ol' guilt trip like - if you don't repost this as your status, Jesus will know you're not a believer, or you are a communist, or you probably don't have any respect for firefighters or you don't really love your mother or whatever.
One of the first times I re-posted one of those sound bytes for a good cause - I got called out on it by a friend for posting just a sound byte on an issue as complicated as our current health care - by the way - what happened to that conversation?
Anyway, so even if I do believe in the cause (I'm down with Jesus, I'm not a communist, I have the utmost respect for firefighters, nurses, etc and I most certainly do love my mother) I typically don't repost. Until last night when I saw this on my friend Michelle's Facebook page:
this week? Lindsey WHO?
about: Justin Allen 23, Brett Linley 29, Matt Weikert 29, Justus Bartett
27, Dave Santos 21, Chase Stanley 21, Jesse Reed 26, Matt King 23,
...Chris Goeke 23, & Sheldon Tate 27. These 20 somethings ...gave their lives for you this week
I left off this part: Repost if you support our military
I'm just going to assume you do support our military - regardless of your position on the current (or any) war. And you don't have to repost it, but I do ask you to stop and think about that.
I've been thinking a lot this week about media priorities - but before we jump to blame them - media feeds its masses - masses prefer to hear more about Lindsey's dumb ass than those putting theirs on the line for us.