Hate and Politics (Don’t Be an Asshole)

I’m deeply saddened and disappointed by people this election season. I absolutely hate logging in to Facebook and seeing all the hateful messages being passed around. I hate knowing that some people who I believe to be good, kind people turn into absolute assholes the second that politics is mentioned.

If you aren’t part of the solution, you are part of the problem.

One of the things that bothers me most are the Hilary Clinton and Bernie Sanders supporters. Not only do we have a ridiculous split between parties, we now have a ridiculous split within a party which just spells trouble. Both sides of the Bernie Sanders and Hilary Clinton debate are equally as responsible for being terrible people. The post I see on Facebook, the comments I see in articles and on videos makes me so sad. There are personal attacks on appearance and on family (none of which are any of our damn business). When we are electing someone we should all be thoughtful and educated on both sides and also be understanding of other people’s views. You do not have to like the other person’s views but you need to respect them because they aren’t you and you do not know what their experiences are that have lead them to that point. I saw this post on Facebook today that was an unflattering picture of Hilary Clinton that caption said “Hilary is trying to get this photo removed from the internet, let’s make it viral.” Whoever that asshole who started that is needs to take a good long look at themselves and figure out why they are such an asshole. Regardless of who you support, that’s a dick move.

Not only that, but spreading hate is doing the exact same thing that Donald Trump is doing. Well done guys, you’re no better than he is. What is the point of all of this hateful speech? If you really look at the whole scenario, neither of those candidates are terrible people. Both of them have made mistakes, both have said or done things I may disagree with. There’s no need to be an asshole. In fact, that’s what everyone’s life motto should be: Don’t be an asshole.

America is broken. The system is broken. Again if you aren’t part of the solution you are part of the problem. Be happy, spread love and be good people. As Martin Luther King Jr.once said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness;  only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

Drive out hate, stop perpetuating it, please.



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