Here are some thoughts and suggestions for these final hours:
6. If you were one of those “labelers” who had a grand old time calling a candidate’s supporters sheep, idiots, racists, misogynists, fascists, Nazi’s, feminazi’s (insert any and all -ist’s), zealots, war-mongers, pro-murder, heartless – or took part in all the “how can you call yourself a woman if… how can you call yourself a Christian if… how can you call yourself an American if… how can you call yourself gay if… how can you call yourself… well, you get the point. It went both ways…
On the 9th, take a step back, think about how you possibly just spent the last few (or several) months labeling up to half of those you call ‘friends’ in the most derogatory ways possible. Then, reevaluate.
Maybe consider the fact that it’s possible that people who share an opinion that is different from your own can still be good people and maybe, just maybe, while you were busy labeling, you lost sight of one of the things that makes this country great. The freedom to think for ourselves. Individuality.
There is hardly anyone that I dislike/distrust more than one of the candidates of this election, but I tried (maybe not always successfully) to keep the candidate and their supporters in separate baskets… or should I say boxes. lol
I even left Facebook for a time. Not because I dislike political discussion. I actually love it, but I don’t like the personalization and I didn’t like seeing what my “friends” thought of me… although they didn’t necessarily realize that I was one of “those” people when they were saying it. On Facebook, the labels became personal. Hurtful. For some, they became friendship ending.