In the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan, I am seeing such mindless reactions based on politics that I have the urge to hit someone.
First I watch pundits on television say the United States should not send any funds to help Japan recover because, as they claimed, Japan is wealthy, no one helps the U.S. when it is in trouble and "we're broke".
Then I find angry trolls on the web lambasting the President for not sending humanitarian aid when in fact we DO have military personnel actively working around the clock on rescue and recovery efforts.
There was a time when the world praised the spread of media tools to the public as a means to elevate communication. We all became part of a global conversation.
This is not a conversation anymore. It's a jaded argument built on misinformation, slipshod rhetoric and unsubstantiated hearsay.
Just because you have an opinion doesn't mean you know what you are talking about. Stop looking for villains where none exist.
Yeah, I'm annoyed.