"…if one thousand, if on hundred, if ten men whom I could name,—if ten honest men only, —ay, if one HONEST man, in this State of Massachusetts, ceasing to hold slaves, were actually to withdraw from this copartnership, and be locked up in the county jail therefore, it would be the abolition of slavery in America."
Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience
At some point in my life, I made the horrible mistake of reading Civil Disobedience and since that time I have been grappling with the quote above.
Yeah, you say you don't support X, Y, and Z but what are you willing to DO about it? After the Cambridge Analytica scandal, I deleted Facebook but kept my Instagram. Because photography is my stress relief and Instagram was originally NOT Facebook, do it was ok, right?
But then when I logged in, the Facebook logo was right there, like a taunt and the stress relief I got from posting photos was tainted and it became an unenjoyable guilt trip.
I've looked for substitute social media ( Hello, Vero!) but nothing ever picked up. And then I realized it was time to go old school. Start blogging like I did when I first came to Japan.
I really look forward to sharing and connecting with friends and family here. As far as I am aware, Milkshake's parent company Envato, hasn't played a major role in a genocide, become a safe haven for Alt- Right groups, or tracked its users unethically.