Wielding Power

Every time Twitter evidences its regressive prejudices, I think of a young relative of ours whose job it is to be Twitter's judgment caller. Haven't ever talked to him about it, and probably won't since we likely have rather irreconcilable politics, but I was greatly, if darkly, amused when ISIS threatened Twitter's judges and bosses for canceling their accounts.

I can sympathize, though, politics aside. Being in charge, wielding power over others — a SysOp, blogmeister, editor, business owner, judge, parent, employer, landlord — is not something you do for popularity. (I've been most of those, with the battle scars to prove it.)