The following article by Walker Smith originally appeared on Wierd Kids Comedy. The year was 2013 and times were simpler. But, some things remain the same.
I get a little tired of everyone some times. Most times is what I mean by some.
Like I said recently, I like people. But they are exhausting. Sometimes my exhaustion sounds like hate. Yesterday was a big day for people to be exhausting on the Internet. In honor of the oral arguments in favor of gay marriage (feel free to giggle briefly here), a lot of people including most of my friends changed their facebook profile pictures to equal signs. This, in and of itself, wasn’t annoying. I mean, it was, but only to the degree that I couldn’t always tell who was talking to me. I could tell if they like the gays though, so that was helpful. Also there was, as there always is with Internet activism, a solid self-love component. LOOK AT ME I AM A VERY GOOD PERSON. But it wasn’t that bad, and I got the sense that most people understood that what they were doing was just communicating their support and that more than likely they weren’t going to fix anything. I didn’t get as annoyed by it as I have of other “movements” like the Kony 2012 deal. Continue reading Flashback: Everyone is Entitled to Their Stupid Stupid Opinion