Most activists are on social media to advocate for causes in which they believe. Animal activists, environmentalists, social justice advocates, occupiers, Berners, etc, are all here to make a difference in the world.
They are selfless, by and large, and not interested in personal aggrandizement or popularity. They aren’t selling anything or working for personal gain.
For most, spending time online costs them dearly in family time, lost financial opportunities, missing time with friends, etc.
Beyond the investment of time and energy, animal activists, in particular, must deal with heartbreak and horrors on a daily basis.
Back in the day. I marched to end the war in Viet Nam. I was in the streets. I saw my friends and comrades beaten and clubbed for what they believed. I witnessed police brutality first hand. I burned my draft card in a demo outside the Federal building in Westwood, California and was…
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