Facebook and Politics. I’m done

Facebook and Politics. I’m Done.

This year’s election seems to have done nothing but cause a separation divide. We’ve forgotten how to talk with one another with etiquette and manners. To actually have some class when having the discussion.

Facebook isn’t for politics plain and simple. People think that after a year and half of championing their political hero that the correct thing to do is continue to do that. People think that all we want to see is positive information about their candidate and how he can do no wrong. Or their party can do no wrong

The articles, GIF, and “Late Night Destroys….” has gotten old for me. I’m tired of it. The reason to be on Facebook is to socialize with many people at once and be able to catch up with people’s lives. Have we lost track of that? Facebook is a way of having everyone know what’s new with your life, children, family and well….politics….well….it ruins that.

Now I’ll cut to the chase. Posting about politics is boring. Mostly because YOU are boring. Nobody is waiting for you to weigh in on the day’s political environment. Nobody is waiting around saying,”I hope he shares the latest Tomi video.” Nobody reads a facebook and says,”Wow. What I could really use is a conservative fact check site?!”  Sorry, your constant regurgitation of talking points and sharing the same posts isn’t changing ANY votes.

Spare everyone the argument that you felt this was necessary for you to share with everyone. It makes no difference. Your bitterness is evident.

Spare everyone those moments that you share a Tomi video and just write the words “I agree” or the Rachel Maddow or ‘Occupy Democrats’ video. Nobody cares.

Politics isn’t everything, and that should be reflected in your Facebook posts.

My Change

I won’t be posting anything political on Facebook or to this blog any further. I’m determined to let politics be something that is in the background. Discussed with a few friends that I know have demonstrated they know how to carry a conversation with respect.

Final Thought

“There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution.”  – John Adams , 1780

This was the first election that I voted for neither of the major political parties. I’m glad I did. Also, I couldn’t bring myself to ever tell anyone that I voted for a ‘Reality Tv Star’ for President of the United States.

 

One thought on “Facebook and Politics. I’m done

  • Indeed. I’ve been guilty of such posts, but I’m going to stop. I’m not changing anyone’s views. I’m mostly preaching to the choir. Instead, I’m shifting that energy toward real activism. It’ll be a proper venue and better use of time.

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