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I know I don't post that often, outside of reposting tweets. Because of that, I may be something of an unknown to some of the people who occasionally glance at this. There's a lot of reasons I'm quiet on here, and most of the time, I'm happy just lurking. But the lead up and fall out from the US elections has prompted me to share here something that I also put on facebook:

If you can't be friends with someone who would vote for a candidate you don't like, just go ahead and unfriend me now. I have no idea if I actually -- in your opinion -- "voted wrong", but frankly, I don't care. If you can't tolerate a difference of opinion, if you can't handle people who think differently or who act in a way you do not, I don't need to have you cluttering up my friends list. If you are frightened of diversity or unable to hold your own beliefs when faced with opposing views, it's best to leave now. Go live in your homogenous world and I'll live in mine where I expect people tolerate differences of opinions with civility and kindness.

Thank you.

Date: 2012-11-08 05:46 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] gorengal.livejournal.com
I'm not sure who you voted for, but I agree with your statement 100%. I am on the verge of defriending two people who said anyone who would support Romney is mentally deficient. Well, I supported Romney and it really hurts that supposed friends would think that about me. :/ I don't think they're mentally deficient for supporting Obama. I just...why do people take politics so personally and lash out?

Date: 2012-11-08 06:24 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] partly.livejournal.com
Because bullying is the new political language. Because people are starting to see politics as "true believers" were there is only "their way" and the "evil way". Because there isn't dialog and understanding, there is only the need to be right and superior.

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