I hope you had a wonderful weekend!
As an author, I stay out of political debate as often as possible. If I were to fall on one side of the fence or the other, I would risk pissing off half my audience.
The truth is most facts are not facts but opinions. Many of these are formed by the media and those who own them.
Opinions are not facts, ergo not a debatable topic. Opinions based on feelings are IEDs just waiting to go off when you tread on one of them.
The most recent post regarding fines from PayPal for those who dare to speak their mind, engaging in free speech, was an audacious attempt to test the water regarding muzzling the populations.
The USA is one of the last bastions of free speech, and it is under attack by everyone that wishes to control the masses. That is a fact, not fiction or opinion.
PayPal, as a company, ought to know better than to engage in blatant attacks on free speech.
They have backstepped their $2500 fine for those who dare to opine regarding a non-politically correct statement.
I am not one to call for boycotts. I will not do business with companies that infringe upon my ability to speak my mind.
Whoever even considered wading into the waters of fact-checkers biased by wokeness is rather foolish where stockholders are concerned.
I was rather pleased to see that the media now tells you that the clickbait you are about to check out is ‘opinion.’
There are way too many ‘opinions’ stated by racist individuals that were published as facts.
I don’t need hate in my life. Hate is like a contagion that spreads about as easily as Covid. When we disseminate such vitriol and animus toward someone we disagree with, we perpetuate the cycle of dividing the herd.
Some think you are too stupid to think for yourself. Instead of providing the facts for you to think about, they make you angry by using hyperbole as the trigger. The political ads you see on social media and TV make you mad at someone or a group.
If I offer you facts, I will engage your logical center and critical thinking skills. If, on the other hand, I piss you off, I will promote you into action without thinking it through. Think about it.
Road rage is absolute. If someone were to cut you off, do you give them the benefit of the doubt, or are you ready to cut them off in return? If the latter, you are the person the media likes to manipulate through your emotions. Those groups are a majority, which is a sad state of affairs.
The truth is that most people are good. If they cut you off, they most probably didn’t see you. Now, there are idiots out there as well. Not only do they drive, but they vote.
Love is also contagious. I manage to infect most people I run into during my daily routines with a smile, a kind word, and, yes, love of my fellow human.
Without being sappy, we need to learn from Pollyanna and look for the good in people.