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Saturday, January 28, 2017

FaceBook friends, what have you become?

Unfollowing more and more friends due to their hate speech. Btw...when I say hate speech, I am not speaking of voicing your opinion. I am not speaking of a disagreement on issues. Anyone that knows me, knows that I very much appreciate your right to be heard.

I am speaking of lumping people together in groups to bash. Be they democrats, republicans, liberals, conservatives, atheists, gays, blacks, Mexicans, Christians, Jews, Muslims... What breaks my heart the most? My friends who are "inclusive" and "loving everybody", daily (hourly) posting hate messages. Does it accomplish anything? How do you reconcile this with your peace-loving hearts? Do you not see what you are becoming? How will we ever be united again?

While I'm venting, is what "The Donald" said any different than your "Walmart People" posts? I see so many memes making fun of others. Y'all laugh and share. But let a shallow celebrity murmur anything similar, and you're all up in arms! Get real!

And speaking of celebrities, how does a woman who gets rich by acting like a slut on stage become a voice for respecting women? Really? And who among us doesn't think that some women would allow rich and powerful men to degrade them? Isn't this the same generation that threw their underwear at rock stars? The same nation that sent 50 Shades of Gray to the best-seller list?

And when you're bashing those rich politicians, include the Dems. Yep, even Bernie is way above my budget. But you buy into it and allow it to divide your families and your friendships.

At least it doesn't take as long to scroll.


Lillian Robinson said...

Thank you for your comment, Duta. No disrespect meant, but I hope you're wrong. I still have hope that something or someone can help to unite us again. It is sad to see so many relationships shattered over these disagreements. Life is too short...

CrazyCris said...

The world has gone mad... What will it take to see reason again? My money's on people making a conscious effort on educating their kids better. Making the effort to keep hateful opinions to themselves in their children's presence so the next generation will be better. I've kind of lost hope on the present generation :(

Lillian Robinson said...

CrazyCris, so good to hear from you! I don't know if I've lost hope on this generation. I still think the media makes the division appear even bigger than it actually is. We need to instill in our children and grandchildren the value of independent thinking, not just running with the crowd.

CrazyCris said...

I don't know if the media makes the division appear bigger or not (I'm on the other side of the pond, so I'm already witnessing what's going on in the US through a filter), but I do think the language used both by the media (on both sides) and the adults is a big part of propagating that division into the next generation! That's what I always considered to be part of the cause of racism for some people... the fact that it was so ingrained in them that they never knew any different because that's what they grew up with! It took some very aware people to challenge their own preconceptions and make changes, and to make conscious efforts not to repeat that with their children. I don't see people making that effort now. :(