Is it really necessary to resort to an insult against Reggie, instead of just coming up with an honest, well-thought out, educated reply with sound facts and reason?
Meanwhile, there's a very current SERIOUS attack on the culture of our community, waged in social media by well orchestrated agitators, with devastating consequences.
One who enjoys using words like "bloviate" might appreciate a refresher of other word definitions:
"using or involving physical force intended to hurt, damage, or kill someone or something"
"person who shoots from a hiding place, especially accurately and at long range"
"the unlawful premeditated killing of one human being by another"
Yes. That very list of words strung together makes most of us uncomfortable. As it should everyone. And yet...
A local FLORIDA BEACHES FOR ALL member recently actually produced a VIOLENT SNIPER MURDER video, and just last week posted this disturbing video to a variety of social media platforms using a variety of social media accounts.
The video shows a male with a sniper rifle take aim and viciously shoot another male to death. A crowd of people is also included in the video. Possible portrayal of mass shooting? The video portrays a violent murder and the man dying , right on the beach, in front of Bud and Alley's restaurant.
And what motivated such a horrific video like this?
The large banner caption attached to the violent sniper murder video says:
“Private Beach Problem… Solved”
No wonder so many beachfront homeowners are truly scared.
FLORIDA BEACHES FOR ALL was founded last summer by David Rauschkolb.
This video currently has over 800 views. Over a dozen members have indicated their actual agreement and approval of the video posted online.
Oh, but it's just a video, not the real thing. Fun satire. Right? Fun?
Fun for whom? I can think of hundreds of families for whom that would not be funny at all.
Are we really so desensitized that a video like this is just "nothing"? much less amusing?
How DARE you try to diminish what's going on in our community by calling someone's calm, educated, respectful response to these issues mere "bloviating".
Many civilized people actually welcome this form of respectful discourse, compared to the heightened dramatic false narratives plastered on social media elsewhere. Many greatly appreciate that the moderators here have actually allowed true discourse to occur without the gross censorship that is occurring on other platforms. I for one am starting to have my eyes opened. Already several of the emotional taglines of last summer have proved to be so untrue. I'm personally re-evaluating. A lot.
That vicious video is being promoted as a celebrated solution to our very real, painful conflict from which our community is suffering.
Filmed on location. Just a few hundred feet from our own Seaside Neighborhood School.
Here in Walton County.
Where is the outrage?
Or is no one in the community speaking out because this kind of intense social media intimidation is actually working?
Is no one speaking up, just because we just don't want to bring ever more negativity into our conversations? Kumbaya.
Or are the locals thinking "If I speak out, they will send someone after me with camera and computer in attempt to make a viral YouTube video and make my life miserable"?
Is the outrage eclipsed by fear?
"If you want to control someone, all you have to do is to make them feel afraid."