I am dangerously close to getting banned from many of my friends’ Viber groups, because I’ve been regularly screencapping and sharing a common friend’s vile socio-political commentaries to all these groups. To be fair, like most of us, I’ve also unfollowed, let’s call him Barry, a long time ago. But he is so fascinating kase! So I frequently visit his page to check for new rants, and share them with people who have no intention of seeing them! I’m just waiting for someone to file a case against me for “unjust vexation”. I have reached that point of no return when I get totally disappointed whenever Barry fails to post something sensational and incendiary.
I try to justify this, of course, by claiming that I can’t be the only one who burns my eyes (albeit self-inflicted) with this level of toxicity! I have to share the revulsion! Distribute the misery! Diffuse the irritation! Spread the risk of bursting occult aneurysms! Ask other people to carry this existential burden with me, in the spirit of bayanihan!
When I saw Varicella Zosterina a few days ago she told me outright, with more sternness than I had ever seen her exhibit: STOP SHARING BARRY’S POSTS!
Fine. I am going to stop, this post being my ultimate, formal declaration.