As we collectively sit here in the aftermath of the 2016 election, one thing has become critically clear — we have a lot to learn when it comes to media.
I have to begin by saying that I am a recovering rationalist. I love/d the sciences and math. There was a concreteness and an exactness in them that was comforting.
I also have to say that I am recovering because over time I found that this rationalist view of the world simply failed too many times in practice. We, as
Everyone is weary of the endless online noise coming from political commentators, cyberbullies and miscellaneous ranters, especially during this election cycle. Yet, there is a sense of general apathy about taking preventive action. Some are afraid that responding to hateful rhetoric will only add fuel to the fire, others fear they will face decontextualized judgment or worse yet—be de-friended online—and others may have justifiable concern for their safety. Perhaps they’re r