Nothings going to change if we don’t have the courage of our convictions. Nothing’s going to change if all we do is yell into the echo chamber.
This morning I opened my Facebook page to find a conversation full of indignation about property taxes. I took some screenshots and ran it here on El Chuqueño.
They backlash was practically immediate. One of the women unfriended and blocked me. Oh well. She was an enthusiastic supporter of the EPISD bond that saddled district residents with two thirds of a billion dollars debt. But she couldn’t be quoted complaining about her property tax rates. The hypocrisy is strong in that one.
So I took the post down. I trashed it, in the vernacular of WordPress.
Those two women collectively have more than two thousand followers. An article on El Chuqueño might get 200 views.
Do you think that Facebook is private? Do you think that you’ll change anyone’s mind if you only express the same old opinions to the same old people?
They see me hang it out online all the time. Every day. If you have a computer, or access to a computer, and the internet, you can read my analysis and opinions 24/7. They “Like” my Facebook posts. Sometimes they even share them.
Sorry to expose you to the sunshine, snowflakes.
You can now go back to grumbling among yourselves.
Quietly. In whispers.