Opinions are like demo tapes...
Facebook is a terrifying place right now. This is the third presidential election I have been through while on Facebook, and it is by far the worst. I have not been totally silent about my dislike of how the election has gone, but I also have not gone on a rampage on social media like many others. Everyone is SO angry right now. Facebook is a literal sh*t storm of anger, insanity, immaturity, and everyone's "opinions." It's basically a bunch of monkeys throwing their poop at each other -- and it's exactly why Facebook should never have allowed anyone but college kids on their site. I don't really mean that, but yet I do.
My freshman class was the last round of college kids that entered Facebook when it was in its "purest form." Granted, Facebook remaining in that "pure form" would mean that I would no longer have access to Facebook.......but if that would reduce the amount of stupidity that is blowing up at least ONE part of the internet, it would be worth it. I would gladly revoke that "right." I'm not saying that college kids aren't also guilty of the insanity that is currently being posted, but people........the epic political posts, the propaganda, the memes that you think are funny that showcase your "opinions" you hold so dear, and the downright nastiness has got to stop. There's a difference between being active in politics and just being an a-hole. Unfortunately most people are the latter.
And those "opinions?" This is how I feel about them right now:
The reason why I don't want to hear them is not because I don't think you are entitled to them......it's because so many people are confusing their "opinions" with facts. Just because you believe something strongly does not make it a fact, and it certainly does not give you the right to treat others so poorly. I've seen families get in epic arguments on Facebook over this damn election. FAMILIES!!! It's embarrassing and appalling.
Look.......I didn't want Clinton OR Trump to end up in office. They both suck. SUCK. Every single election people talk about voting for the "lesser of two evils." The "lesser" depends on your opinion. That opinion you are allowed to have -- still not fact, but you are entitled to it. But when it comes down to basic human rights, you are NOT allowed to have an opinion on that. Basic human rights are not negotiable. Bottom line: one candidate was threatening those rights and one was not.
And forget about abortion........If I see one more person compare gay rights to abortion I'm going to scream. STOP. They are not the same. You cannot compare the rights of people who are currently existing in this world to the rights of those who do not. I digress..........
The bottom line is that unless you are one of the people that is going to be affected by the choice our country just made......STOP. Please.........stop.
I usually try to keep my posts positive and steer clear of things like this, but I'm angry too. It sucks that we're where we are -- it truly does. That is undeniable. It sucks that our political system is so broken and corrupt to where Clinton and Trump were the only candidates we could come up with. So where do we go from here???
All we can do is love and support each other. Regardless of how you voted or how you feel, I beg you.......please stop spewing hateful things. Stop getting into fights on social media. Stop making the people who are disappointed feel like they're wrong for being upset. They are upset for reasons you cannot possibly understand. Like with all presidential terms, we will get through this. But it will be a hell of a lot easier if we start treating each other as equals and stop the BS.
I feel like I'm teaching kindergarten......."Children.......CHILDREN!!!! Let's put on our listening ears. If you can't say something nice............." and all the children say, "don't say anything at all."
Jamie out. (*drops mic*)
We're all giant pansies
(This blog entry has been edited to be slightly less offensive, because apparently my grandmother reads my blog. Sorry grandma!!!)
As a society, we seem to be giant pansies. I'm just sayin'............
There must be some kind of biological tendency to just let the a-holes win. Maybe it's some sort of weird dominance. Are we being submissive? Are most of us actually masochists -- secretly getting some sort of pleasure from being treated like crap by those that seem to run our lives?
Or maybe.....................maybe we're just giant pansies.
Bad people generally tend to have the final say when it comes to important decisions that affect our well-being. Politics drive decision making, even when those decisions are clearly not the right thing or the best thing. Ultimately, these political decisions dictate the quality of our lives.
When I say politics, I don't necessarily mean government politics. That's part of it, but what I really mean is the politics in our daily lives: work, school, church, family, friends, etc.
We play "games" in order to not offend people or step on anyone's toes. We stand idly by while people make horrible decisions that negatively affect us -- decisions that only benefit them and actually hurt the greater good.
As human beings, we should absolutely strive to keep peace and not create more conflict -- but there has to be a limit. I'm not advocating acting like a jerk, but constantly letting selfish people run the show is definitely not the answer. Otherwise you open yourself up for them to walk all over you -- and they will -- because you're a giant pansy.
Why do we strive to make these terrible people happy at the expense of others, including ourselves? Why do we let them manipulate us into furthering their selfish agenda?
Honestly, I think one of the answers is that if we didn't bend over backwards for these people, we'd end up putting their heads on pikes. So it's one extreme versus the other -- go to jail for barbaric murder or bend over and take it. Apparently we tend to choose the latter -- because we're giant pansies.
It's one thing when the "powers that be" make self-interested decisions that affect us financially, but when these decisions start to affect multiple areas of our lives, this is when it becomes sadistic. Especially if it affects our well-being and our happiness. It means they don't have empathy, which from a psychological standpoint makes them a sociopath. That means they're batsh*t crazy and they don't care about you one bit. THEY DON'T HAVE FEELINGS!!!!!
Clearly this rant didn't just come out of nowhere. Clearly I'm angry and would like to go vigilante justice style on the people that think it's okay to toy with not only my existence, but the existence of the people I care about. Will I actually go vigilante justice style on them? Only in my daydreams............because I don't want to be made someone's prison wife. No thank you.
But for the love of God, can we please stop letting our quality of life suffer in order to appease these selfish megalomaniacs?
Because apparently we're freakin' giant pansies.
I may not have children yet, but I have a strong maternal instinct. You don't eff with my people. I tend to hulk up if you do. And honestly, I really can't afford to be buying new clothes right now. So please don't eff with my people.
An angry giant pansy
I'm an "adult," or so I've been told. I do "adult" things, I have an "adult" job, I pay bills, and I drink bourbon and wine. I have great friends and family, an amazing husband, and generally a pretty good life. I have achieved many things, yet so little at the same time. I'm in my 30s, yet I feel more clueless than when I graduated college. This is how I "adult."