Protesting Against Crazy Can Make You Crazy

I am not a big fan of politics and spent most of my time shaking my head during the presidential campaign over the last year.  As President Trump and former Secretary of State Clinton campaigned there was SO much nastiness and false allegations from the Trump camp targeting Clinton and I thought for sure the American public would do the right thing and ignore all the hatred from that side of the aisle but the weirdest thing happened.  They embraced it.  I spent so much time watching and thinking these people were so full of hatred and were crazy.

 

Months later after the election the straight jacket has crossed the aisle.  People on the other side have taken to protest promoting hate and violence towards anyone who disagrees with their point of views.  Anyone who thinks differently than you are demonized and you can’t even sit down and have an intelligent conversation.  If I even want to sit down and have a cup of coffee with someone who may not think like me my community immediately labels me a traitor and I am cast out.  When did we become an all or nothing society?  America was supposed to be a melting pot of ideas and cultures.  I miss the 80s and 90s I grew up in where we could talk about things in a chill manor.

 

Young Hollywood has me aggravated at the moment because they are encouraging protests instead of using the democratic system we have set up.  We need to stop screaming and shaking out fists and start contacting our representatives who depend on our voice and vote to fuel their campaigns.  Without us they cannot represent us.

 

You don’t like our president and his policies?  That is fine.  I don’t like them either.  Write your congressman.  She or He doesn’t read your Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, or Instagram so your social outrage is wasted there.  You got to kick it old school.  Put it on paper, bust out an overpriced stamp, and mail it in.

 

Protesting, blocking traffic, and causing violence on college campuses tells me you do not know anything about how your government works.

 

It’s time to grow up, put away your hurt feelings, and focus your protesting energy in a form that will actually work without people getting hurt.  Contact your representative.