When Will I Learn NOT to Read the Comments??

I made the colossal mistaking of reading some of the comments on Facebook in response to Lowe’s explanation for pulling their ad from All-American Muslim. There are so many ugly, damaged people in American. Here is my Christmas wish for those people:

“For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.”

Petting Finney who bites me in return. Oh, what is that beautiful thing on my wrist? Thank you, Citizen Reader.

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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5 thoughts on “When Will I Learn NOT to Read the Comments??

  1. And Lowes headquarters are just down the road from me here in NC.

    You’d think on Facebook where the comments are linked back to your wall that people would think a little more before they post. Obviously not; I read them, too. Makes me wonder how our generation raised up this generation of little Nazis (most seem to be younger than we are). Sad, isn’t it?

    I’m boycotting Lowes. Anything I need from now on (and it is just generally bird stuff) will be bought at Ace Hardware or Southern States Feed.

    Read the reader’s favorites comments in the NYT instead. They generally are well-thought out and well-written.

  2. I liked the woman who wrote that the controversy was a waste of time because religion itself is a farce. “Stop fighting over nothing”, she wrote. My opinion exactly.

    I’m not boycotting Lowe’s. And I’m not watching American Muslims (or whatever the show is called) either. I’m not putting Christ back in Christmas and I’m not declaring war on Christmas. I’m just too tired.

  3. Ha, yeah. I can’t quite adopt that attitude, because while I agree it’s nothing, most people don’t think so and make an ugly something of it.

    Karen, yeah, the Times comments are usually better.

  4. It’s actually sad when you read comments on CNN/ABC/CBS, etc….makes you want to scream. Not to put too finer point on it, but I sometimes think it’s true some people have the I.Q. of a gnat.

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