Listen my wide-eyed reader – I need you to be forewarned, there’s no elaborate backstory here… Alas, I’m just a mere mortal – I’m more butler than billionaire if-you-will.
I’d like to let you know that I drink my coffee with cream and sometimes I wear matching socks.
And you know what? I have a Facebook; I assume you do too.
And much like you – I’m pretty pickle-humping annoyed with everyone posting their political beliefs on Facebook as if the world was just dying to know what Johnny Smith and Suzie Q’s opinion’s were…
So at this moment I’d like to call out the elephant in the room.
My theory is this: Facebook has become a cluster fuck.
Yep, an old fashioned, wet-hot-american-summer–cluster-fuck and I’m the janitor who has to clean up this orgy.
So in my effort to rid myself of needless passive aggression, I’ve decided to write my take on why you shouldn’t post your political beliefs on Facebook.
*** Now before someone gets their panties in a knot, I want you to know that I’m a firm believer in the power of expression. Hell – I think expressing yourself and your beliefs (including the political ones) are well…good!
My issue is more so with the negative take on politics that I’m noticing more and more. This post is in reference to people who post one sided political beliefs. The reason I don’t like these kind of posts is by being one sided, you’re not allowing for any constructive dialog to take place. ***
If Only There Was A Place
In a world full of communities that have dined on the fruit of discussing differentiating political ideals, one must ask themselves that instead of posting their political stance on Facebook, perhaps there are more effective means of sharing your beliefs with the world.
If only there was a hall in a town that had meetings where people could meet to discuss the issues of the day.
If only there was a council in a city that had meetings where you could find solutions to modern issues.
If only there where parties of political people that had local chapters that one could be involved in.
If only, if only, if only – The questions, they burn me.
Let’s be honest:
The problem with posting your political opinion on Facebook is that it isn’t making a damn-bit of difference. Yes – like seriously.
When was the last time you felt persuaded over conflicting belief, rant filled Facebook post from some bitch you went to high school with?
Go ahead I’m waiting.
Yep… thought so.
You see that’s the problem, people think they’re making a difference by spamming your timeline one argument at a time but their not.
Instead they’re annoying the shit out of you.
Sounds pretty counterintuitive doesn’t it?
That’s because it is.
Posting your political beliefs on Facebook is a waste of energy and it doesn’t make a difference.
Newsflash: you’re not converting people over to your side of the pond, one hate filled political message at a time. In reality you’re dividing people.
Worst of all, the problem is revved up ten-fold because people get positive feedback from like minded people.
So with all the positive reinforcement, people continue to share their political beliefs because they get rewarded for that behavior.
The machine keeps spitting out the widgets and it’s getting out of control!
The end result: Facebook has because a cluster fuck
But what the Hell do I know?
So what’s my takeaway I want to leave you with?
My take away is this: instead of posting your political dogma on Facebook, get involved in the community and take action. Hell – you might even notice a result.
Please like, comment, and share and tell me what you think. Tell me if you agree with my point of view or if you think I’m an assclown. Tell me about the posts that annoy you.