I am very tired of the political rhetoric. I had to be bombarded with political propaganda for almost 2 years prior to the election. I longed for the election, because I thought as in the past that the mud slinging and everything associated with the election would fade away. I’d be able to watch TV without getting a headache over which politician had egg on their face that day.
I believe in the democratic process. I believe in voting for what you want. I also believe that if enough people don’t agree with me that what I want isn’t going to pass. I don’t feel the need to riot or protest if I don’t win. I would never in my life step on the flag that represents our country. I would never say the man who was elected “is not my president”. I believe that everyone has a right to their opinion. I also believe that just because you don’t agree with me, doesn’t give me the right to shove my opinion down your throat.
I like to browse on Facebook, me and millions of others right? Well I don’t like being bombarded with political images, rhetoric, rage or stupidity. It would be nice if people would respect my feelings. I do my best to respect the opinion of others. I mean we are all allowed this freedom right? Or am I wrong? Because frankly in this day and age I don’t feel like I can have my own thoughts. If I’m a straight, white, married, working woman I’m in the wrong. If I’m not LGBT, of another race, not single or disabled in some way then my voice or thoughts are wrong. If I go to dinner, I’m a horrible person because instead of buying myself dinner, I should be giving my money to a refugee. If I don’t want to pee in a public bathroom I’m committing a hate crime against someone who is identifying as someone else.
I know it’s naive but can’t we all just get along? I thought that was what political correctness was about, respecting others feelings. I hope the dust settles soon, because I feel like I live in a great country and I’d love to see it again.