Open Letter

Journalism, 1878

A blog post written by someone whom nobody knows, about something which nobody cares. Probably by an intellectual™.

Letters for public view have a long history (such as St Paul’s epistles) and the press often printed political overtures (such as “Open letter to the English nation from Berlin.”, 1878, or “J’Accuse…!” in 1898) and readers’ complaints. However, the vomit-inducing modern trend with its sanctimonious underbelly of people wanting to impose themselves as important neo-historical figures seems to be pervasive in regards to personal attention gained on Twitter. It would appear to tally with the practice of “Scriptotherapy” as detailed in “Scriptotherapy: Therapeutic Writing as a Counseling Adjunct” (Richard Rioradan, 1996 American Counseling Association).