@jforseth210 I just divide my web speech into three buckets:
1) Professional stuff is open and public
2) Personal stuff with people I know is done through direct communication only, ideally Signal or otherwise text or e-mail.
3) Stuff that is personal and open is always pseudonymous, and if I post enough that someone could dox me I'll delete stuff.
We live in weird times and even if you intend to be reasonable when you post, who knows what might set some activist with mental issues off? In any case, I don't understand why our culture is so obsessed with sharing things publicly anyways. Knowledge is power, and the less people other than my very close friends know about me (other than my professional work), the better. For everyone else, all I want them to know is "if you need to do X, hire Columbkille, he's great" and that's about it.
Imagine, for example, if you decided to become a computer programmer and get a job at Google, but they built a big profile on you and it said "this guy's a staunch Catholic and so probably doesn't support our new improved 2030 inclusion policy so nope." If your livelihood isn't "Catholic author," why give them that knowledge?
My family fled the USSR so admittedly I am paranoid, but increasingly this is how Americans are going to need to think.
Good podcast episode (especially the part about getting out of the therapist study) https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/transition-from-boyhood-to-manhood/
https://catholicherald.co.uk/ch/on-lying-for-jesus/ I'm not sure he really explained the "Bad things happen" part, but I agree that we shouldn't
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