November 24, 2016
On day 16 we take pause and reflect, but I’m not really feeling thanks thing this time around.
I got an odd demand from a right-wing social media friend yesterday. This friend declared that talking about politics or religion in a social venue (in this case Thanksgiving) was not allowed because of the strife it inevitably creates. He further stated how disgusted he was with “Not just dems, but republicans too.”
“Shame on all of you,” he scolded in condemnation of negativity. (Yeah, I know, he used negativity to condemn negativity. How very Orwellian.)
His final demand was (and I quote): “Anyone, and I do mean anyone, family, friend or otherwise, who posts anything politically negative will immediately be deleted from my friends list.”
Wow, that’s pretty tough. And if that doesn’t work do you think he’ll escalate to beating me up and taking my lunch money?
Ironically, I was planning to go light on today’s blog. You know, wish everyone well and offer some peace, love, kumbaya thoughts. But instead I’ve been inspired to offer a new angry little poem.
You Arrogant Pompous Ass
free speech is by its very nature
the first amendment is meant to protect
you aren’t entitled to tell anyone to curtail their
nothing compels you to listen to me
nothing compels me to listen to you
but neither get to tell the other to shut up
So anyway, I hope you all have a pleasant holiday filled with peace and love – kumbaya.
That’s all I got today. Take care of yourselves and each other,