Uh, yeah, please shut up

So, I write a political blog with my partner, Francis.

250px-Political_spectrum_horseshoe_model_svgWe used to be instructors in the NCO Academy in the United States Air Force. Sort of a serious job, almost. I took it seriously. I trained leaders who would be supervising America’s son and daughters.  One of the favorite things I liked to tell my students was  “Be interested or be interesting.” One or the other, but you’re supervising America’s next leaders, our sons, daughters, nieces, nephews. It’s important.

So, now I’m retired. I’m into social media. I think it’s great and horrible all at once. I’m also a far right conservative. A little different than some other far rights, I think.

Facebook is both a blessing and a curse. But let me just get right to the point. Because I’m into politics and political issues, I generally pay attention to those type of things. But a common thing I’ve seen on Facebook, both left and right, is the tendency to just post other peoples things, news items, memes, pictures, political cartoons, etc. and just tack on a name. “Liberal” “Libtard” “Conservatard” “Neo-con” “Global warming” “Woman hater” “Racist”

Here’s my point. I don’t care what your opinion is, but, do you have an original thought? Are you just going to post other people’s stuff and name-call? What do you think, exactly, you’re accomplishing? Anything, or do you care? Do you just want to point out what you think is the “idiocy” on the other side?

Let me give you a clue. You’re the same. Far left and far right. You call out your position so stridently, so opinionated, that you’ve become the town square clown. You’ve both bought into your arguments so blindly you don’t bother to embrace logic anymore. You’re Rush Limbaugh and Keith Olbermann all rolled up into one.

My mantra for the day. “Have an original thought.”



About whatshupp

I'm a project manager engaged with social media, technology, energy efficiency. A retired member of the United States Air Force, I've become a bit of a distance runner.
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