Diplomatic Pretense

It is hard to see people’s true color in the real world. In the cyber world, it is a different story. Countless fake and private social media accounts provide those, who don’t feel comfortable expressing their disdain, with an outlet to vent their internally harbored negativity openly without having to worry about the individual repercussion and to take ownership.

The comment sectionp of the various social media platforms is a gateway to witness the true color underneath many people’s skin. It is like a pool of reflection of the unspoken and hidden side the real world. In there, we get to see how complete strangers get into endless, childish, and heated debates over issues that are not even theirs. In there, we also get to see the undercurrent of the racial undertones and the deeply rooted misogynistic dimension of the dominant patriarchal culture.

I, sometimes, wonder if progress of the conventional kinds has been truly made while comments of hatred and prejudice surrounding those issues, such as race, gender and sexual orientation, are still in such a proliferation. I, sometimes, wonder if the progress of the conventional kinds is just an act of the diplomatic pretense, where people act and speak one way but honestly think and believe in the other.

Published by Robbie's Blog

I am a third-culture person who's navigating his way around Hong Kong and beyond. Come join me on this rollercoaster ride.

One thought on “Diplomatic Pretense

  1. Is it progress? to live in a world where you aren’t really free to say what you think, when laws are made that you may not agree with but you are told you have to follow. Tired of hearing people banging on about their rights… whilst trampling over everyone else’s rights.

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