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Unless you have a direct, personal connection with either Israel or Gaza, your trite, reductive Twitter commentary on the war there right now is just not fucking welcome. And you're a dick for believing that 140 characters would do justice to a conflict that complex.

Some people I really like have been doing that lately, but I don't like them enough not to insta-unfollow them. Reading that crap leaves me with lingering distress that certainly lasts longer than it took for them to compose the damn tweet, and it's just not fair. Armchair activism does fuck all to help anyone on the ground on either side, but it does create direct interpersonal conflict, hate-mongering, and alienation here. So not only does it not help, it just creates more suffering—in worlds that are totally, physically displaced from the actual suffering people in Israel and Gaza. Your opinions are artificial, but the hurt you spread is real.

Let's try to make the world more peaceful, instead.
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