Facebook Post: 2020-09-01T14:32:58

I’ve always been conflicted about the notion that silence indicates consent, mostly, I think because I dislike the idea of being forced to virtue signal in an increasingly facile medium like social media. The idea that you have obtained something from me simply because I have not elected to say something at that time, in that moment, does not sit well with me. It’s a line drawn in sand, usually by someone else. I have no problem taking action when I think the situation calls for it, but I have real problems with other people making that decision for me.

But that’s me, and how I look at things means that I don’t typically rush to judgement, don’t join crowds and won’t usually give two f**ks about popular opinion. It’s possible I have authority issues.

On the other hand, in times like these, when I see what’s going on right now on so many levels, I’m perfectly fine with shouting from the damn rooftops. But you still won’t see me packing some sort of #resist hashtag on Twitter. So ?

By Dan Granot

I chose the Shorter Whitman because of his work, "Song of Myself" and because of my self-deprecating sense of humor. I am under no illusion that I can write successful essays or poetry, but I have been known to write them anyway.

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