At the risk of having my absence interpreted as Nazi sympathy, I’ve stayed away from most social media this week. After all, my silence is acquiescence, I’m told. My attempts to stay above the online fray are privilege in action, the memes say. Even Tiny Fey can’t make a joke about sheetcaking while bashing Nazis on national television without being accused of indifference.
I came across a friend’s Facebook post on exactly this subject, where someone said: “When I hear a person say they don’t get into politics (be it on Facebook or in person) I just look at them and think…why in the hell am I even wasting my time talking to your dumb *ss then!”