“Coon” “Cuck” “Nigger” “You should be embarrassed” “How much did those white boys pay you?” The list goes on. These were all messages I’ve received in the past week. These types of messages I’m sort of used to but in a more spread-out fashion. It could be completely random or in response to an article I wrote.
Racism is alive and well among contemporary quasi-democrats. So is russophobia, xenophobia, antijewishness -- all despite the rhetorics of equity and inclusion. Sending best wishes of recuperation to you, and thanks for your work.
People who engage in name calling have nothing else with which to work. They have no reasonable arguments on which to call or logical points to make. This is why I routinely ignore anyone who routinely engages in ad hominem attacks. It's hard to do, especially when you are a public figure, like you are. You are becoming more and more well known, which is EXCELLENT. We need you in the fray, and we will all pray for your strength and courage.
It’s evidence you’re over the target. It’s just words.
Twitter is hell created by humans.
Thanks to social media, as a gay man, I became a "misogynist," a "likely rapist," "on my way to becoming a spree killer," "proof that gay men are the worst misogynists, even worse than straight violent men."
It's always smart to step away, at least for a little while, when all one's connection to the world brings negativity, even if only temporarily. Also "I want to use Twitter instead of letting Twitter use me" is probably my favorite quote of the year and one that I will probably deploy at some of the folks I know and love if they start edging a bit too close to crazy. Overall, this was all well said.
I disconnected from Twitter about 6 weeks ago. I'm much more peaceful and calm. I thought I'd miss it, but surprisingly, I don't! Hang in there, and do what you need to in order to maintain your equilibrium!
Alex Berenson just shared that Dr. Jay Bhattacharya has a new podcast. I have been watching him ever since he did Barrington Declaration. You can see he is a kind man, much like Dr. Fareed, Dr. Ladapo and Dr. Kheriaty. Kind men subject to derision and name calling for three years and all have been sharpened by the attacks. I put you in the same category of being honest ,yet kind, and you will come out that much better.
OMG. Definitely concur a stepback is deserved. Horrible situation. Twitter can be a ‘bloodsport’ arena, though sounds like recents attacks at you maybe co-ordinated/directed. Because your writing makes sense and strikes accord with many.
Remember that they are attacking your political avatar and who they think your avatar is representing.
Adam, you make a difference at a time when it’s critical to fight back against irrational and harmful ideologies that are infecting the country.
Keep doing what you’re doing. Most of us don’t have the talent or will to put ourselves out there like you do.
Twitter is so toxic. So sorry you had to receive all that hate. Glad we have Substack for reasonable human interactions! Best wishes.
My pleasure... by the way, did you come across this piece on my Substack? You may enjoy it:
"When ‘Black’ & ‘Hispanic’ Students Outscore ‘Asian’ & ‘White’ Students on the ACT, Nobody Notices"
A version also appears on the FAIR Substack...
My best, Frederick
I'm sorry that you had to endure this. I find it almost unbelievable that people act like this (on both sides of every issue). It's a shame. My best to you, keep writing. Sincerely, Frederick
It may be difficult to confront the naysayers until you confront the demons those ‘negative nick’s’ sent your way.
Humans have shown this propensity for attempting to ruin others with whom they disagree or don’t attempt to understand since the beginning of time.
Stay true to yourself and your beliefs, the only one you need to please is yourself. When you sleep at night, only you will know if your conscience is clear.
As usual, much easier to say than accomplish.
Thoughtful, mindful, truthful people are rarely well appreciated by the masses or even those who may be close to you. This is clear when you look at social (or anti-social?) media. As the kids used to say, "haters gonna hate." As the old folks used to say, "garbage in, garbage out."
I have not had a social media account since 2013 & am a happier and more effective person because of it. Of course, I'm not invested in building "my brand" or trying to write nationally syndicated articles but it may be time to do an assessment of your social media activity and energy. What are the costs and benefits? How much time is it taking from other tasks or meaningful activities? What does your body feel like before and after you use social media. What are some new boundaries (besides taking breaks) to implement that may help you feel more in control of what you put into your mind?
What I love about Substack is that it is way more community focused, and I really enjoy listening/reading to your work here every week on this platform.