Friday, November 9, 2012

Stick a Fork In Me ... I'm Done

I really love the fact that we live in a country where we are free to express our opinions and differences. There is little I like more than a good political discussion. But the lead up to the recent presidential election and the responses to the results are nothing like a good political discussion.

I am sick of all the vitriol and hatred that is being spewed by both sides. Clearly both sides think the other side is stupid, hateful, and horrible. And, while I once thought that we just had different political views, I'm beginning to think that way too.

For the most part, I try to keep my political views off of this blog. But if you are my friend on Facebook you know which side I am on.

For quite some time now I have practiced a policy of cutting negative people out of my life. If I'm not getting something positive out of a friendship, I'm willing to sever those ties. I find that I need to surround myself with positive people who make me feel good.

The constant spewing of hatred and gloating is getting me down. So, here's the deal. I'm going to take a break from political statements on Facebook. I'm not going to read them and I'm not going to post them. If that doesn't work, I'm going to start "un-friending" people.

2 comments:

  1. I do understand how you feel. And agree it is NOT one sided. Grampy and I are huge fans of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report but 3 weeks ago took a break from them because we didn't want to hear about all the political hate speech from anyone -- real news or comedy news. We are thrilled that the election is over and that we can now resume watching! And while I did not un-friend anyone on FB during the election there were a couple of people I removed from lists and from my new feeds! I was really tired of listening to them. Good luck!

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  2. I have been just sick to my stomach over all the evil & hate that has been spewed for months now. That people would say such awful things, treat others so horribly over a difference of opinion... just makes me sick.

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