It’s hard to judge what a reasonable level of fear is in reaction to shitty events, and there are plenty of extremely shitty events going on in the world right now. (Thanks, fascists! Please eat shit and die at your earliest convenience.) That said, there are a loooot of people on the internet right now stoking panic. Like Putin makes a lazy threat about hacking our shit and tweets and subreddits explode, telling you to run for the hills immediately lest you fall victim to supply chain banditos.
Harden the fuck up, you ridiculous cowards. You make it harder for people to judge what that reasonable level of fear is, by ratcheting every little thing up to “cannibal holocaust.” You spread anxiety and dread and turn stomachs and ruin people’s days. The way you talk, I imagine you trembling like little chihuahuas with urine running down your thighs as you clack out your terrified tweets. Yeah, especially those of you with guns.
Do you live in America? Are you not a member of an oppressed minority at the moment? (No, xtians don’t count.) You’re going to be fine. Some bad stuff will happen. Wildfires burning up your cabins, rising tides taking out your timeshares. But compared to people in Ukraine, or Russia, or anywhere near the Equator? Your life is going to be a cakewalk – at least until you’re old and infirm enough to be considered disposable by republicans. Drink in the freedom, manbabies. Calm the fuck down.