Monthly Archives: January 2017

Facebook and Politics

When  first heard of Facebook, I thought it would be a great way to reconnect with the people who I went to high school with, served in the Marine Corps and have just met over the years. And for the most part it has pretty much it has been a good experience. It has been wonderful seeing the careers that my friends have chosen, the families they have and the accomplishments they have celebrated over the years.

But Facebook has now become a cesspool of negativity and hate. I am speaking about both sides of the political aisle. The vile, negative and ridiculous things that are posted most often times make people look (I’m sorry) like idiots.

The bottom line is this-Yes, for those on the left, we know you don’t like Trump. But now you  have to get over the fact that Hilary lost. You cried and screamed for eight years that the right did nothing to help Obama. So now you do the same thing you accused the right of doing? That is hypocrisy at its best.

For those on the right, we know you didn’t like Obama and Hillary. You did your best to obstruct everything that Obama did. Expect the same with Trump. If you think otherwise then you might be a little delusional.

With all of that said, we all have to find a way to better discuss politics. Most of what I have seen written about Obama & Trump is just hateful and stupid. If you choose to post this material then you are acting in an irresponsible and intellectually dishonest manner.

My thought then is this-Let’s get Facebook back to where it used to be. I would much rather read about how your kid got all section in basketball or how they made the honor roll. We all know how much you hate Trump and Penceand we all know how much you hate Obama and Hillary. For those on the left, get over it, you have to deal with Trump for at least four years. We don’t need you to remind people every single minute of every single day. On the right, we don’t need people to be reminded every minute of every single day about how bad Obama and Hillary where.

If people don’t like my idea and continue to with the negativity, I’ll just not have you as a Facebook friend. I’ll certainly miss you, but I refuse to waste another second on hate and negativity, whether it be on the left or right. You certainly have the right to post whatever you want, but those of us who choose to be just a little bit more positive have the right to ignore it.

I certainly hope that you will join me!

 

Tranquility

When

I look

Into your

Eyes, what do you

See? a mirrored life

Masking tranquility.

Vanilla scented love keeps

Me close, intoxicating in

Its simplicity, flowing freely,

Marking days, the drumbeat of my

Life a silent echo, filling

The void with snippets of time

That continue to tell

Me that I love you.

Seen from afar,

I forget

That you

Breathe.