I’ve been concerned about something lately. There is an old saying that you shouldn’t talk politics, religion or money in polite company. I’m sure most of you would agree that social media doesn’t exactly qualify as polite company (I jest) but it doesn’t have to be so.
Those of you watching may have noticed my posts, for the most part coincide with sculpture releases. You may have also noticed my anti current US administration posts. Hopefully sometime this week I’ll have an arttoy out and yes, it is very anti but there is a point and no, it’s not just about Trump bashing. If you wish to have a think about it, the title and what it symbolizes you might arrive at some ideas I’ve been interested in for a while. If not, then feel free to have a laugh or get all upset and pissy, up to you.
Please know, I feel deeply concerned at the state of political discussion. If you ever disagree or agree with something I say or post, you have two options, we’ll call these the grown up options. 1, scroll on 2, respectfully speak your mind. Either of those suits me fine and I am always happy to engage in a conversation or promote discussion on any subject. However, there are also other options you have at your disposal. We’ll call these the snowflake options. 1, Tie up those lacey knickers in a tight little knot, hit that delete button and go off on some ranting personal attack on your favorite extremist FB page. 2, Post passive aggressive emojis and cower in your dark corner. 3, Throw your toys and post a personal attack, most probably starting with “The problem with you post-modernist Marxists…”. I’m not bothered which of or if you choose any of these or the previous options but please realise, these options speak more about you than they do about me.
Like I said, I am deeply concerned at the state of political discussion. If you wish to engage in any way and do so respectfully, I will always ensure you do not have to put up with anything less in return from me or anyone in my connections. I am not a bully and I will not stand for bullying of any kind from anyone and I do not tow any party or ideological lines. In my opinion, doing so is folly. Having said that, if you choose from the snowflake bag please know it is noted. Please know it will hurt. Not because you have offended me but because I would have thought you were better than that. Because you are the issue in our society. Because the hate, bullying, racism, violence and war is a direct result of your manners and approach to life and other humans. Choosing from the snowflake bag is a sign of not only weakness but also emotional underdevelopment and ignorance. It will bother me that you could be better but not to see you go. The choices are yours and you will live with them. I will not. I sincerely hope you are all doing well and happy and our differences are our attractions, not our boundaries. - b
"I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend." - Thomas Jefferson