A few months ago, I put The State, Columbia's newspaper, on my home page, along with The Onion and a non-weather channel weather site. This gave me all the news I needed in the morning. I began to comment on front page headlines in The State that were important to me. Today, I posted a comment on the legislature's pathetic attempt to ban abortion by pretending they care about pregnant women. When I posted the comment, I found to my delight that I was now a "Top Commenter." And you can be one too.
It seems that to be a "top commenter" what you need to do is: comment. You don't have to be crazy, which is a misconception many of us have. In fact, what I believe has happened is that we have left the commenting to the gun nuts and anti-Obama freaks.
So I want to invite you all to have a go at being a top commenter. It appears that you need a Facebook page, but that's not a bad thing, because then even more people can see what you have to say.
I believe that there are lots of us liberals and truly pro-life (anti-guns, pro-social safety net, pro-living wage) individuals out there, but our inclination to be rational and mind our own business has left us shouted down by the radical right-wing minority. It's time we involved ourselves in these conversations, in a public forum that truly appears to be open to all.
So visit The State or the Post and Courier online, check out the headlines, and make a comment.