There were a whole range of emotions. Firstly there was sadness that someone would feel the need to write such a spiteful article. I didn't put anything more than that into as I know the author is well-known for whinging and complaining about everything and seemingly is only happy when there is something to be outraged about.
But I couldn't help but read it again. And again. And again. Each time I just got more and more angry.
Let me be very clear, I was not angry because someone did not want to support a cause that I am very passionate about. Not actively supporting it does not make someone a bad or evil person. My problem here is that someone was that someone was actively speaking against and claiming it was bad to make an effort to save lives. I, unequivocally, condemn this article in the strongest possible way.
I believe that writers and editors have have a powerful platform to reach people. And I believe they are obliged to use that platform in good faith. This is exactly what this article did not do. It is a bunch of mistruths and disingenuous claims that are demonstrably false. That is, of course, what happens when people present these bad faith arguments just to fulfil their need to be a contrarian and dissenting voice. The arguments come from a place either complete ignorance or wilful deceit.
That is what truly made me incandescent with rage. The abuse of an editors position to actively try to discourage others for be conscious their own wellbeing the wellbeing of their loved ones simple for her own gratification. I actually found it deeply upsetting at how irresponsible the views expressed in it were and how dangerous they could be.
Really, it is no more than tabloid trash and I pray that others see it for what it is. Something that is just there to get a reaction. However, in this post-Trump world that we live in, we are all too familiar with how powerful the media can be at convincing people of untruths, which they unquestioningly take at face value and accept.
Oh, and you can be sure that I will not being reading that publication against whilst that editor is still associated with it.
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