Sorry, but your Facebook political posts are hurting your friendships and doing nothing else.
I know you think sharing that article bashing the other candidate is going to miraculously convince your “friends” to side with you, but it isn’t. They are generally just as convicted in their beliefs as you are and by the off chance that they are reading your posted story, they are probably thinking less of you now. You’re more liberal than they thought. You’re more of a gun lover than they ever imagined. You’re now crazy in their eyes for supporting a candidate who would believe in such drivel.
This growing activity over the 2016 election season has gotten out of control. There is no correct position to take in an election. No one knows what candidate will do what in the coming political climate and there is a good chance that any choice will keep our country going down the merry path is had been heading for the last few decades. Any president elected will have triumphs and tragedies. No candidate will get it all right. No candidate has all of the right answers. No candidate is right or wrong for the presidency. Our system of government only gives so much power to the president so no candidate is going to “take us down a path toward doom!”
So, getting back to the Facebook posts…there is one more troubling aspect for me over all others….that’s when I am implicitly accused of being an idiot because of my choices or my beliefs in a candidate. That’s when things start going off-kilter for me. How dare you imply that someone else is a Nazi-lover or Communist because of who they are supporting. At this point, I don’t even share my political opinions on Facebook for fear that whatever “side” I’m on, someone else will think I’m an idiot.
So please consider this question before you post (much like you consider this before you speak)…why am I sharing this information? There are only three outcomes:
- Someone will agree and be glad you posted this.
- Someone will not agree and think less of you.
- Someone will completely ignore your post.
None of the three will benefit anyone.