This morning T and I got up early and went to the polls to vote in the Florida primary. I am wearing my little "I VOTED!" sticker on my t-shirt, and I think I might keep it on all day.
I am so *&^$#@ sick of this election cycle and all the negative crap everyone has to say and prove about the candidates they are not supporting. I am a very political person. I care strongly about this election. I adore my candidate. I am fiercely loyal to my political party.
The insanely hateful frenzy that dominates social media these days is bringing me WAY down low. If you want to convince me to support your candidate, then don't tear mine down. Take the time and use the facts to prove how good yours is. Trying instead to prove how bad mine is, and using half-baked innuendo to do so, just pisses me off.
The endless tirades we have to endure on Facebook are just TOO much. Saturday morning I woke up and checked my feed. The sexist, racist, mindless propaganda waiting for me kinda pushed me over the edge. I posted the following:
"Going off Facebook for awhile. Can't take all the mean-spirited crap
that passes as political discussion. I need a break. Enjoy."
I am already feeling more positive about the world, the future, and the entire human race. Instead of allowing myself to be dragged down into the abyss, I am just going to vote. And I am going to respect everyone's right to do the same.