a reply to: veracity
I get it dude. Between you and I, I lean left, just not as far as you, but the difference between me and a trump supporter is, I voted for neither of
these people. Yes, it's true. There are some racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic people out there. Those people do exist. They always have. They
always will. No matter how much I'd like for them all to go away, it aint happening. Can't wish it to reality. No matter how much I kick and flail.
However, just like you, I do think it's important to take a stand on certain issues, and I do think it's important to do so when the time is right.
Wasn't always the case, I used to write in a particular forum, and was a hot head in both real life and digitally about a number of controversial
topics. I was indeed a hot head.
Just to be clear, I wasn't afraid of my heritage. nor a quiet person. We can talk about religion, just not argue religion. I didn't say you can't
discuss it. There's a difference.
My point to that is, I know what it's like to be a severe minority, and I know what it's like to stand up for yourself. However, I also do know know
how to laugh some things off. Not everything is malicious. Sometimes people are only joking. 1 of 6 Jews in a class of 500. I was a minority. We
stuck to traditions and customs, they all thought we were weird and different at first but, most of my peers were cool with it when it came up,
inquisitive about it. There were ignorant parents who used to clash with my parents, one in particular, they quietly thought we were the only family
in town that was going straight to hell. Few bouts. When they wouldn't let my close friends come to my Bar Mitzvah, or ever let me sleepover on
Saturday nights. They thought that was some segregative #.
Most people, in general I believe, are not mean spirited. Over time, most of our relationships got to a point where it even became part of my
identity. I was their jewish friend, and I was cool with that. I was proud of that, and no one cared, I could tell Jew jokes, they thought I was
funny. Were there assholes along the way that would say something purposely hateful just because I was Jewish? It happened. It definitely happened a
few times. Schindler's List was in the theatre. Holocaust deniers were on Geraldo. It was a different time in civil rights history.
Anyway, the point is the Alt-Right is out there, but they are still the minority, I'm telling you, no matter how many votes the dude got. It's skewed
a bit. There were a ton of non-voters. They're out there. Can't change their minds. Always be ignorance in this idiocracy. There is also a segment of
non-racist, non-misogonistic, non-anti-semite Republicans out there, who decided to pledge their allegiance to the color red, because it's what
they've always done, it's what their daddy did, and it will be what they always will do. I think that's the majority of Republicans. Arguing with
people on Facebook, I think the red color gets blurred, and miscommunication will happen. To me, Facebook does nothing but eventually get me angry.
I deactivated last Friday. First time in 4 years. Also election year, but I was off for nine months. I'm seeing things differently for the first
time in a while.