I am writing this from prison. Internet Prison, which is the worst kind
I know it's an old and corny saying, but it applies here:
Don't wrestle with pigs. You just get muddy and the pigs like it.
Jesse, I hope you realize that there are thousands of us out here who subscribe to your Newsletter because we are discerning intelligent consumers of news who appreciate your highly ethical and insightful journalism. I'm a tenured professor in the social sciences. I was trained to evaluate empirical evidence and arguments and trust your work more than the vast majority of so-called journalists employed by the legacy media. Please stay off Twitter. You don't need the validation of a bunch of stupid, shallow-minded people to have a wildly successful career. You probably make more subscription revenue from your Substack and the BARPOD than most Times staffers could ever hope to earn because people like me value your reporting and insights enough to pay for them.
If you need to engage online, why not participate more in these forums with your community? We can provide you with more useful feedback and better word of mouth to boost engagement than a bunch of liars on Twitter. Delete the account and never look back. You don't need Twitter because you have a bigger and better platform already. Most people on Twitter could never attract one paid subscriber let alone thousands, that's why they post mindlessly for free all day. Your ideas are more valuable than theirs. Act like it!
I promise that in a few weeks you’ll realize that the only people who care are the other idiots/clowns on Twitter.
Continue to write things of value literally anywhere else.
Also, try to remember (in my late father's words) that you can't reason someone out of an opinion that they weren't reasoned into in the first place.
I had let my subscription to Singal-Minded temporarily lapse (heat and hay bills are brutal), but I promptly re-subscribed after listening to B & R this morning to support the Jesse's courage. I hope he gets a micro brew and a good slice and finds some solace in knowing how many support him.
I'm trying to figure out how this haven for the psychologically disordered became so critical to public discourse. I assume because it has long been centered on media types, but of course anyone is free to pile on. Also, I still don't fully understand how transgender topics became the third rail, because it seems like that's coming from the top down and magnified by a lot of extremely online people. Anyway, I think you're doing the right thing and more people need to walk away from this dumpster fire, or at least keep their interactions to a minimum.
Twitter IS the postmodernist vision of reality where anything and everything can be true because you want it to be and you say it to be REALLY LOUD. Its like a shitty version of kindergarten. I gave up participating ages ago and only follow a few humour accounts every now and then.
The really bizarre thing is that these liars tend to think they are the salt of the earth and that their political opponents are evil. These people justify any tactic, no matter how low.
Alejandra Caraballo is a piece of work. She is always screeching about hate, yet she doles it out herself. When she was called out about this when she testified before the House recently, she said that she didn't see it that way, i.e., that she is a hater.
Well of course not. The Caraballos of the world are not transparent to themselves.
Let them live in their fantasy world, surrounded only by people who agree with them 100% of the time. They are in a cult and you are free. Rejoice.
Jesse, these people are the left-wing equivalent of QAnon, not serious adults looking for a grown-up discussion. Your mental bandwidth is too precious to be wasted on imbeciles like these, and frankly, it was high time that you stopped humoring their mental diarrhea. Hang in there and keep up the good work. All of us here in the sane people community appreciate everything you're doing.
Time to take care of your mental health. It’s hard for logic/truth minded people to accept that logic and truth are not valued by others. Grieve and move on.
i dont often use the C word but these peoples....these peoples are actually Crazy
I would describe Alejandra Caraballo as a psychopathic obsessive. She is the definition of psychopathic obsessive.
Join us over here on your comments, Jesse!
We are having calm, respectful conversations (of course, because we are a self-selected group who agree on some basic things, such as your journalism being good).
I am gradually spending more time here in the Substack comments than on Twitter because I can read interesting commentary and post my own thoughts without fear of a pile on or watching people insult each other.
Obi-Wan: "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy."
Not to mention cluster B personality pathology.
This was sadly predictable, but it's a case where it didn't matter what you did. If you had left the account up and just ignored these people, they would have said, "He has no answer to our obviously flawless logic. He is definitely going to jail!" Sigh. Twitter was a nice idea, but it's become a vulgar insult to actual birds, the original twitterers.