Restrict Posting Politics On Facebook

I really do not think Facebook is the place for me to discuss politics. I have respect for those who do, but I am not the type that enjoys out and out dismissals of good points I make. Perhaps this is because I read and mull thoughts over, so these are not just popping out of the sky. However, when it comes to political discussions people try to disarm you, and this is a technique that is often employed. Thus, how can fruitful dialogue come from discussing politics on Facebook? Not much, in my opinion.

The pro-Trump people think he can do no wrong, and watch and read everything he says. They praise him up and down the street, even though it seems he contradicts himself quite a bit. They do not seem happy he is president, and all they are ever doing is promoting something he said, which probably came from an alt-right advisor who is not exactly the most optimistic person in the world. Gee, I really miss Obama on days like this. He was very inspirational and promoted unity, and now all we hear is glass half empty comments about policy regarding this and that.

I am definitely not a fan of Trump, and I did not vote for him. However, there is a bit a tough edge when some people post anti-Trump stances, and it can make you feel a bit ridiculous if you ever comment on their posts regarding politics. I have been dismissed by this group as well. But they probably did not want me discussing my viewpoint on their page, so I retreated.  I know where I do not feel comfortable posting, and it is certainly not there.

For the last two months I have been trying to come to terms with the Trump presidency, and even though he is not the person I voted for, I just hope for the best. I would like more open minded and moderate advisors to prevail in his presidency. Travel bans are absolutely wrong, and I do not think we should be insulting leaders from other countries. As individual people, there is only so much we can do, and there comes a time we have to accept he is our president for the next four years. I try to avoid the news at times, and Facebooking your opinion about this might not be conducive. You can be strong, educated, and open-minded, and still feel ill about the divisiveness.  I actually think the more accepting types make everyone feel welcome on their posts, but I always know when I make a mistake and write down a thought in the wrong place. So I have had people on both sides of the divide make me rethink ever posting an opinion again on their political musings. If we want more unity in our global society, I am not sure if this is the way to go about it.

2 Replies to “Restrict Posting Politics On Facebook”

  1. I admire you for thinking for yourself. Don’t let anyone intimidate you just because you don’t fit neatly into their preconceived notions of what people are allowed to think and say.

    I think both the rabidly pro-Trump and the viciously anti-Trump sections of our society need to be reminded that many people are neither. We are pro-liberty and pro-America, but we are not in either of their camps. and their behavior does not represent us.

    1. I think I have had enough of it all. I am not even a fan of Trump, but when I found out Ivanka was more open minded and wanted to work with Justin Trudeau, I did not understand why this would be a problem. I am going to go with my gut instinct on this one. Also, the pro-Trump supporters think the travel bans will work, but these are kind of ridiculous. I like your stance of being pro-American.

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