It’s been a hell of a week so far social media wise. I’ve been more political than I usually am socially as even I grow tired of all the bullshit this president dishes out. I know my little posts don’t mean much in the overall scheme of things, but I feel a little bit better after. I think what bothers me more are the comments by those blind followers--no matter what the president says or does. Apparently being a racist, a sexist, and a narcissist are qualities some feel are acceptable for the "leader" of our country. Their arguments are half-ass attempts to compare his actions by disparaging others with misleading stories out of context. If confronted that their story isn’t true, the response is usually “So what?” These are what Neil deGrasse Tyson refers to as political truths. The incessant repetition that people absorb into truth. If those blind followers keep reposting erroneous articles, those too ignorant to research will believe them.
For me, it isn’t a Democrat or Republican thing, it’s a character thing. I was registered Republican since I was able to vote and now I’m an Independent—and have been for years. I view that status as someone who votes for the person they feel is best for the elected position. My views are very much split down the middle, but perhaps leaning a little left. The bottom line is that I"m flexible.
Now, it's no longer about a “business man” taking hold the reins and seeing if running the government like a business works. He bullies any opposition—no matter how small--via Twitter and anyone willing to give him air time. Not even those he appointed and/or liked the day before are safe from the barrage of insults and accusations. Do I believe he may be a puppet for something bigger hidden within our government? Possibly. It’s always a mystery how a candidate can lose the popular vote, yet still be in office. For example:
It’s neither here nor there whether those who “lost” these elections were best suited for the job—my point is the consistency of their political party. It's an interesting observation. For the present, I will count the days until the election and see what happens. Does my vote count? It doesn’t seem like it does. But, will I still vote? Absolutely, because it certainly doesn't hurt.
So, I will continue to vent occasionally, if only to make myself feel better. I will continue to scroll on by all the ignorant memes and comments as I always do. And, I will sporadically respond to an article someone has posted to let them know it’s inaccurate and present the facts. I know facts or my words won’t change anyone’s mind at this point about the president or his administration. My only hope is that they’ll be annoyed enough to stop. And if you find that I am not responding to even your benign, non-political posts, chances are that I have embraced the “snooze for 30 days” feature Facebook has so generous provided.
I am a woman-child at heart; continuously evolving to find my place in life. I am a mother, a daughter, and a sister. I am a lover and a dreamer--an explorer and a traveler. But it's my passion for writing that allows me to explore my ingenuity. This is something that undoubtedly carries over to the many roles that make up the ever evolving woman I am.