Stop the hate?….you?

Have to say I’m getting tired of all the negative crap ‘shared’ on FB. Seems like most of the people that want to ‘stop the hate’ need to look in a mirror and start with themselves. Try some of that ‘be the change you want to see in the world’ you libs are always prattling on about. Or maybe just #stfu.  I mean, I see a lot of stupid memes saying things that no one would say to my face. Nastiness about ‘republicans,’  ‘conservatives,’ ‘white men’ and other categories stating things that I know people that know me would never say to my face for two reasons, 1. You know those things are wrong, and 2. I’d tell you to f yourself.  But apparently, you think it says something to post those types of memes? Honestly, it typically says more about you than the people you think it says something about.  Look, I don’t like the memes targeting dems and libs either. I don’t post them, because I know some people who are dems and libs, and while I may not understand why or agree with the things you believe the way you do, I’d rather not post stupid memes just to insult you. But some people seem to think its ok to post generalized insults about people who don’t think the way they do.

Look, it’s social media, you can do what you want. But to me, you’re part of the problem if you share those memes. Maybe try this. The next time you’re going to share some ignorant meme, ask yourself, do I really feel this way? I’m sure you know a conservative, right? So, the next time you’re going to post one of those memes about republicans being hateful, racist bastards, who want to destroy the environment,  ask yourself, “I know (fill in the blank), is he a hateful racist bastard who wants to destroy the environment?” If you don’t know a conservative, I’m one, so ask yourself that question about me. If you really think I’m a hateful, racist bastard who wants to destroy the environment, fy and shame on you for being my facebook friend, you should have a bigger backbone. You see what I’m saying?

Or look, the next time you see one of those stupid memes, try this. Ask yourself  this question, “what do I think, and am I willing to post my own thought on social media.” Act like your actually speaking to someone, and present a rational, coherent thought. How about that?

Because otherwise, you’re a part of the divisiveness. You’re a part of what’s making things worse.

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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