I think it's possible to create toxic mythologies about how disaster plays out, and that people then mimic b/c it's all they've seen.
Thinking about science fictional apocalypses and how they influence our reactions to things like ebola.
China blocks it's people from seeing political dissent. And now, so do our House Republicans. Wrong playbook, Republicans. Wrong playbook.
I humbly submit that no amount of online networking is as valuable to a writer as improving your craft and submitting your stories.
Vote against politicians who spread hate. Vote against politicians who spread fear. Vote against politicians who spread guns.