You've heard it a million times before. But we'll mention it again. Especially right now as triggering stuff is everywhere (think of it as a smog alert that never ends), protect yourself as best you can. Then, have as many options as possible.
You could wait for the world to come to you. However, just in my experience, it doesn't work like that. That doesn't mean that everyone is evil and just wants to screw you over and then kill you. You should try to be proactive and create your own network of sources that you trust and then opportunities.
How do you explain all of the evil and nastiness in so many others? One answer is it's class warfare. I'm not sure how it is for all of our global audience. But here in the States, it really is the Top 1% against the Bottom 99%.
That's one reason why I'm officially retired from reading/writing/dealing with online comments (excluding this blog, of course). If I don't have to deal with it, I won't. Why? Because it's all hate. Racism, death threats against Obama, and literally nothing to do with the original subject. Instead, I'll f******g rip the s**t out of you, and then kill you.
"Terms of Service" agreements that many of these social media sites have? That's a really bad joke. you're on your own. They're far too busy making major corporate profits to spend money on online cops to police this stuff.
When is "The Great Tipping Point" going to happen? I have no idea. In other countries, people don't screw around. If you have to act, you act. Here, many can't be bothered. Which means it's constantly recycling the same "what do we do?" comments.
The cynical response would be, it depends on how much money and power you have. As for me, I'm sticking to the idea that my well being comes first. If that's not together, then how can you be effective in other areas?
Do you know any sane and rational person who actually believes that people like being poor, on benefits and treated like dirt? To decent human beings, that's just really insulting. To the Top1%, that's just more of their usual delusional propaganda.
Is it really only about who has more money and power?