The day after the election I said I was gonna carry on as always and focus to the good ones doing good things. Man... That shit is so much easier in theory.
I have yet to defriend, unfollow or block anyone on social media over politics. It's been done to me a few times, and whatever. The main reason I don't is because surrounding myself entirely with like-minded folks is sort of dangerous, only serving as an affirmation of my own beliefs while allowing little opportunity to have those beliefs challenged and tested regularly.
But at this point, politics isn't what I'm seeing on social media. I'm seeing hate. I'm seeing flagrant disregard and mockery of good people who have good reason to fear what a Trump presidency means for them.
I've never been a happy go lucky, rose colored glasses wearing progressive. But, I always thought, at least, our society was evolving enough to understand that hate doesn't work. I mean history, people. And I'm having a real hard time fathoming not only the hate directed at certain people and groups, but also that hate being perpetuated by belittling those being hated by calling them sissies or whatever arcane, immature, macho bullshit being repeated for so long that those labels should no longer even be relevant in our society.
I'm not typing this huffing and puffing, angry with a vein popping out of my forehead, which is the case sometimes. I'm writing this to say I'm fucking disheartened by all this, and I hope people see the fallacy in their thoughts and words and actions. It's not even debatable. Grow some balls, motherfuckers, as they would say, and show some decency at the very least.