I do not choose to post inflammatory political stuff on this blog or in social media. I’m liberal and have my opinion but I didn’t even post stuff of that nature when I was really anti a previous administration. I see that sort of thing as plain ol’ finger pointing, which gets us nowhere. You want to solve the worlds problems and don’t agree with whoever is making tough decisions then do something constructive. Volunteer somewhere, run for office, donate money to organizations you feel will help move the country in the direction you think it should go, write letters, take part in the process in a constructive way. And if you must air your political opinion out in the open for all to see then why not post things that offer solutions instead of nasty rhetoric. I have no issue with you, even if you disagree with me and we feel completely different about how problems should be solved, but let’s all of us get the hell out of the sandbox, pull up our big boy pants, and be civil.
The moral of this story… Let’s just everyone get a grip, try to focus on the positive, try to offer real solutions to things if you must be heard. I might not agree with you, but I will respect your opinion more and maybe a real conversation could be had. One where people respect each other, honor differences of opinion, agree to disagree on some things, and then just maybe work toward real honest compromise. When people post stuff that’s inflammatory I shut down, and so does everyone who doesn’t absolutely agree with it. What purpose does that serve? So those on either side can all nod their heads and agree that the other side sucks? That’s not true. Those on the other side don’t suck. Everyone, really, is just living their lives, trying to do the best they can, loving their family and friends, and believing what they believe because it’s what they feel is right. Me, you, your neighbor, the person in the checkout line, the guy sitting in the car at the stoplight, your kid’s fifth grade teacher, your dentist, the woman out walking her dog, and on and on. It’s time we stopped this us and them crap. There is no us and them. There’s just us, and we had better start being nicer to each other, more understanding instead of less, listening instead of talking so damn much, and seeing the good in our fellow man instead of the less than one percent that’s truly bad. Again I will say get a grip people. I’m tired of it.
That is all….