Written and Illustrated by Koriander Bullard
What is it about those born after 1990 and their inability to take responsibility for their actions?
So there is an "author" on Amazon who thinks it's funny to troll other authors. For the sake of this article, let's call her “Pussycat92” for now. I'm using the term "author" loosely, seeing as how most of her "books" are a blatant rip-off of a dozen or so novels from Harlequin Romance.
Pussycat92 has two accounts, one for her Amazon selling, and another with a similar name for praising her author BFFs and trashing the people she makes up a beef with.
... Amazon trolling. Wow. That's about as sad as last year's LinkedIn trolling debacle. That's about one step away from Google+ or MySpace trolling. Does anybody use these sites for commenting anymore? This must be a sign that the craze of internet trolling is finally going down, albeit in a sad, very pathetic way. If Facebook is starting to moderate their comments better, and Twitter is no-tolerance, I guess that leaves shopper's trolling?
Currently, she is cyber-stalking a friend of mine. For this article, we'll call my friend “Peach” for the sake of protecting her name. She started by Facebook trolling, then she got a few of her friends to join in, then she sent Peach threats via more than one social media account, and finally resorted to Amazon trolling.
Pussycat92 by the way is 24 years old. Too old to be acting this badly, don't you think so?
The instant anybody tells Pussycat92 "stop that, you're being rude" she flips the script.
"You're telling ME to stop? You're so RUDE! Oh no I'm being bullied, help!!"
What scares me is that she's bred … twice.
We have an entire generation of mouth breathers who can't handle anything darker than their own shadow, breeding.
I wouldn't know Pussycat92 bred except for the fact that she posted photos of her youngest child, bragged about how skinny and runway thin he is for being less than a year old (that's called malnourishment, boys and girls) and then threw a monumental hissy fit when one of the photos was shared for a post about adorable babies.
I repeat. Someone shared the photo and said her baby was adorable.
She threw a hissy fit.
Was she not aware the photo was set to “public” on Facebook?
Like Pussycat92, these people want to be destructive, they want to be cyber bullies, they want to dictate to you how you're supposed to post or act online, they want to order you about and post unsavory things against you and even develop a gang to slander you online, but when someone either out-bullies them or just tells them to knock it off, suddenly they're the "poor defenseless" victims in need of a "safe place" and a lollipop.
Another thing they demand, other than of course, being heralded as a heroic celebrity despite doing precious nothing in their pre-30's lives, is that if you have a problem, that you only address it on their terms, via a quickly blockable and deletable email, so that they can claim publicly that you “never” tried to work anything out with them “civilly” and that now they “have to” do what they pretend is the “right” thing by “exposing” you're wicked evil via poor photoshops, terrible memes and a laundry list of reasons why you should hang yourself, to appease the “true victims” who were harmed greatly by your telling them to stop being a troll and actually read a TOS once in a while.
What happens when these soft, keyboard warriors have to face parenthood?
When little Kylo or Rey start fussing in the middle of the night that there's a monster under their beds, what will these self-entitled Millennial Maggots do? Will they:
a) Troll the children and make fun of this event on Facebook
b) Hide under the bedsheets, convinced the monster is coming for them first
c) Beg for help from their internet gang while trying to Google a solution?
Heaven forbid the children take on actual problems found in childhood, such as barfing, pooping, getting sick out of season or any of the other non-cute things children go through. What then? Will their Millennial parents need a safe space to cry in? Or will they be forced to grow up and realize that their petty actions fall on deaf ears the very moment reality hits them in the form of a traumatized child?
If this cyber nonsense is unacceptable in your teen years, you have to imagine how much worse it looks when you are a parent old enough to own a home.
If Facebook is the literal worst, most influential “event” in their lives, how will they handle real life? If sharing a baby picture causes World War Three to erupt, please let this tender little blossom never have something major happen, such as someone stepping on her $20 Route 66's. The world might end.
Koriander Bullard is an author, cartoonist and human rights advocate. Keep up with her on Facebook!