I spend a lot of time on Facebook. Probably too much time.
I like keeping in touch with friends from all over the world and I like to keep it fun.
I had a rule when I joined FB that I would stay away from politics, religion or any other hot topic.
This is not an easy rule to follow, because of things like the attacks on women, Planned Parenthood, #BlackLivesMatter, as well as, asshats like Trump, and Harper.
I find that on the inter web, people (even people I think I love) say the darnedest things, and I am left shaking my head in disbelief. I take things too seriously, or too righteously, and I can get too wrapped up in something I canâ€™t change or can’t buy into. Hitting the â€œlikeâ€ button, blocking idiots, or biting my tongue only goes so far for me.
I do not want to quit Facebook, but, hear ye, hear yeâ€¦ I can not get sucked into politics on a social media sight, it makes me nutty. So I am saying… Nope, no, nada, not any moreâ€¦.
Talking politics for me, is right up there with having a hot poker shoved in my eye, or listening to a kid scream on an airplane.
So, this is it. I will state my piece here, and be done with it. (At least I hope this will be it.)
I do not want any more â€œOMFGÂ are they insane?â€ or â€œWhat an Asshat.â€ comments to take up my time. I feel more productive watching Say Yes, to the Dress on TV. I will continue to â€œlikeâ€ the photos of the sunsets, family reunions, cats, and personal adventures that friends post, but no more political or religious bullshit for me.
This is where I stand and I doubt I will change my mind by election day.
Even though I do not necessarily believe my vote counts or even that it matters, I vote. I have the right to vote in two countries and while I think both systems are corrupt, deep down inside, I know voting is the right thing to do, so I vote.
In the states, I will vote for the democrat candidate. I donâ€™t care who the nominee is, they will have my vote. I do care that those fucking weirdo asshat republicans donâ€™t get any where close to more power than they already have.
I know for the most part, psychopaths run the world, but what is so wrong with having a sane person in charge?*
In Canada, I will vote to get Harper out. * See the sentence above.
Okay – done and done. (I hope.)