(This post was inspired by several blogs I've run across this week. Unfortunately, I can't tell you which ones because that would only encourage them. Suffice it to say they are angry, angry people.)
Fill in the blanks, please.
a. Necessary in the face of all the awful things in the world. Someone has to tell the truth.
b. Unhelpful, indulgent and unlikely to change anything.
My pick for this week? C. Negativity is boring.
Oh, it's fun to watch at first, seeing people do and say outrageous things. It's like free drama on your Internet. But after a while, if the negativity doesn't change, if no positive solutions are offered, and if the same stuff is repeated over and over and over, it gets downright dull.
I'm not against protests and criticism. Those can be good things. And we do have the right to free speech in this country.
So tell me what you don't like about the government, the publishing industry, the culture, whatever. But tell me what you're going to do about it. Show me what it is that you're trying to give to the world.
And if you must complain, then for the love of heaven get some new material!!!