Needless to say, it has been a really long week here in the US. As you know, on this blog I have not posted anything one way or the other about the election. However, the reaction of the left after the Hillary loss is truly disturbing. First let me say that the ability to protest is certainly acceptable in American society.Violence is not. Destroying property is not. Attacking people for voting against Hillary is not. And this is what we are seeing.
I am truly sorry that your choice for president did not win the election. I really am. I was not happy when Obama won in 08 and 12, but I understood that it was the will of the people and I sucked it up and moved on. I did not need counseling, a safe space or a cry in, instead, I acted like an adult and I moved on.
The beautiful thing about this country is you don’t have to agree with Mr. Trump. You can debate with people about his policies and most importantly, you don’t have to like him-ever. But although you have the right to all of these things you also have responsibilities. And one of those if the responsibility to act like a reasonable adult. Not like a two year who didn’t their way.
Part of the problem here is that our younger generation has been so coddled that they don’t know what to do when things don’t go their way. No one has ever told them “no”.
I noted on Facebook the other day that democracy is not a one way street. You can’t just accept the process when you win. Is it ok to be upset? Of course it is. We all know that the electoral process is far from perfect but trying to change it or its results by using violence is not acceptable under any circumstances.
So I am doing this-First, from this point on I am not going to post anything here about politics (not that I ever really did). Second, I am not going to post anything on Facebook regarding the election and I am not going to respond to anything related to the election. Third, if I do read posts and they and are just mean, rude half truths, then I am going to defriend you (Facebook).
I have wasted more than enough mental energy debating, arguing and trying to reason with those who don’t agree with me and it just isn’t worth it. The vitriol is only going to get worse and to be honest with you, I am not going to change the minds of those who hate Trump or anyone who doesn’t agree with them.
Just to let you all know, I am not a racist, sexist or a homophobe because I don’t agree with you or those on the left. I just hold the belief that progressive ideas do more harm than good in our country.
With all of that said, if you want to comment on what I have written, please do not expect a response. I am not going to respond to positive or negative replies at this point. I just wanted to get this off of my mind and move on. I suggest that all of you do the same thing.