Wednesday, October 17, 2012

My Soapbox.

Here's what I have learned from Facebook.

1.  No matter which candidate you support, you are either stark, raving mad or a genius.
2.  Each candidate is brilliant or has the IQ of a garden slug.
3.  Each candidate is looking out for your best interests.  Or he intends to ruin the American Dream.

If you can't see that BOTH sides are slinging propaganda and twisting words then you are delusional.

There.  I said it.

I have tried so hard to stay out of this, but I am so freaking tired of it.  Stop feeding the divisiveness with your mindless re-posting of other people's opinions and think for yourselves, people.  Those cute little pictures with snarky little sayings aren't encouraging real dialogue.  They aren't changing anyone's mind.  All they are doing is making YOU feel better about yourself because you feel like you are posting something clever and witty.  And you feel like you belong.

Shut off Facebook.  Shut off FOX and MSNBC and CNN.  Read.  Think.  Form your own opinions.  Stop allowing other people to tell you what you should think.

Trust yourself to be smart enough to think about the issues that are important to you.  And stop judging people who have different opinions.  We all have had different life experiences.  I found this article fascinating...especially the part that we need BOTH types (liberal and conservative) for society to function.

But I am sure that I am in the minority and I am what is wrong with America.

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