Sunday, September 09, 2018

I'm Blah, Blah, Blah'ed Out

Have you ever paid attention to those grand gestures that people make on Facebook?

You know, the ones where they proclaim that they’re going to take a break. Not the normal ones, but the ones where folks go into all the bitchy details about the unwanted drama. The ones about “friends” spreading lies.

Well, I’m joining the ranks of people taking a break from Facebook. It’s not because of so-called drama or friends lying. The politics are what is getting to me.

I’m tired of hearing about the National Anthem debate with knee-taking. I’m tired of hearing about Kaepernick. I’m tired of seeing all of the Nike memes. I’m tired of the liberal posts. I’m tired of the conservative posts. I’m especially tired of the Trump posts.

Yes, I like to stir the pot a lot of the times. But I do try to steer clear of politics. Political posters just seem to be the ones that are just patting themselves on the back for their own beliefs. No one is changing their minds about where they’re standing politically speaking. So why do those people continue to do it unless it’s self-back patting?

Allah forbid that you actually try to engage in a civil discussion. For some reason, people that don’t agree with your point of view will insult you immediately. IMMEDIATELY. There just can’t be an exchange of thoughts or ideas without the obligatory insult. And in my experience, it’s usually from the conservatives. And as their clueless leader would say, “Believe me. It’s true.”

I’m a Libertarian and folks on the left hate me sometimes for being an overly conservative clod. And then sometimes, like during this taking a knee/Anthem thing, the right hates me for being a “libtard”.

So, I’ve reached my breaking point with Facebook and I’m taking a sabbatical. You’ll still see some updates from Instagram and maybe Untappd, but I’m signing out this evening and not sure about when I’ll be back. It’s not like I’m still working in social media these days.

I thought about just unfollowing everyone that post political stuff, but a lot of those people are the folks that I want to keep up with whether we know each other in real life or not. And sometimes I get sucked in because a lot of stuff that people are posting is incorrect. It kind of makes me sad that people just blindly follow things as the gospel without even swiping a finger for some actual research.

I will most likely keep my Messenger open. I’ll still be on Snapchat. That app is quickly becoming one of my favorites. I have so much fun on there. Join me, if you will. I feel that I’m going to have more time to do all the necessary things that I need to do around the house. And I may just find out that I absolutely LOVE being off Facebook. Who knows?

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