The Need for Control and Belonging: The Zeitgeist of Social Media

The Need for Control and Belonging The Zeitgeist of Social Media

Blaming LGBTQ and People of Colour for the ills of the world demonstrates ignorance and a lack of critical thinking skills. TQ106

This morning I read a tweet by someone I follow referencing Tucker Carlson and another right-wing pundit blaming the forest fires in Los Angeles on diversity programs and LGBTQ people:

Tucker Carlson and Dave Rubin Blame California Wildfires on ‘Woke’ Public Utilities Focused on Being Pro-LGBT and Racially Diverse.”

I had to ask myself, why. Why do people think like this? What is the cause of this? I realized it is nothing more complicated than the various stages of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. I think the core issues that are bothering people are a lack of control and a lack of belonging; specifically, how do I feel safe, secure, supported, loved, and respected.

In this episode I discuss:

  • When you feel like you have no control over your ability to earn enough income to keep a roof over your head, or when you feel like you have no control of your physical safety as an LGBTQ person, what is life like for you?
  • Why belonging is a far more complex issue but still has connections to a lack of control.
  • Why the practice in seeking first to understand before reacting is very challenging.
  • How you can challenge yourself to be the change you want to see in the world.

Read the post at Th-Ink Queerly on Medium:

The Need for Control and Belonging: The Zeitgeist of Social Media.”

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