Mob harassment campaigns to get people fired from their jobs. Swatting. If you have kids, an anonymous call to CPS alleging abuse. It's not worth the risk. Which is why I seek out anonymous modes of discussion. I've seen threats getting thrown around on my social media feeds. I've seen people lose their jobs and harassed out of their own community. All because being not liberal/progressive = Nazi, racist, woman-hating rape apologist. I like my life. And I have a duty of care to those around me to not bring harm down upon them.
is correct. I personally have been “swatted” twice in the last 5 years (and for some reason these nut-jobs make the calls in the middle of the night). During the last incident I asked what the call was about and the police said someone called and reported “shots fired” and gave my exact address
. I never discuss politics, social issues or religion IRL outside of my small circle of close friends because people have become noticeably more angry and volatile in recent years about these subjects and many have lost the ability to have civil discussions on these subject. And so, I have no idea why the “swatting” was done in my case, but the point is it is being done more and more often in recent years. It’s as if “swatting” is the new “prank phone call” of the day.
I have more than one friend who has been “disowned” by close family members because they voted for Trump. There have been multiple protest marches and civil unrest in my city due to the recent national elections. This sort of organized hysteria and hyperbole over a US President is ridiculous in my view. The balkanization that was previously mentioned is even more disturbing in that people now identify the “enemy” by sight … skin color, religious garb, uniform, etc. People in general seem to have no limits on their behavior these days, especially when it comes to politics, social issues and hating other groups. Is it worse than in the past? I don’t know, we do have a long and consistent history of social riots in the US, could be just more of the same old, same old.
As for the Yes California movement, they currently have 19000 signatures and need to gather 600,000 from registered voters in the next 180 days. What are the odds of that happening? I have yet to see their supporters gathering outside the grocery stores or canvasing neighborhoods hustling signatures. They better get busy