I had the honor of meeting the great Ace several years ago, and love his writing. Today he has Some Thoughts And Advice About How to Restore Your Chill. Excerpt:
Second: I really have to recommend the Social Media Detox. If it feels like you can’t take it anymore, then you shouldn’t. Take a bit of time off from the Scream Machine.
24 hours is usually enough. 48 hours will cure much of what ails ya.
How all this works, as I’ve said before, is that people with limited, incomplete, and biased information try to start a stampede of people into agreeing with their questionable, dubious, partisan-twisted conclusions. They make a lot of noise — a lot of noise — shooting off their idiot partisan pistols to get the herd stampeding in the direction they want, none of the cows quite knowing why they’re all headed in this particular direction.
It’s a deeply stupid way to conduct “debate” over political issues, which is why the left favors it so much.
Read the whole thing. It’s stuff you probably already know but is worth remembering.
Now if you will excuse me, I have a headache from not getting enough sleep after the next-door neighbor decided to play ping-pong on the wall separating the townhouses at 4am.
Blogging on LatAm shall resume sometime later.