I attempted a stab at dialogue with a person on traumabook, with a warning and how we desperately needed stimulus as this was the #1 concern (not the election right now)
One person said my you are pessimistic, and then another said ... (wait for it) ... he is a closet Trumper.
I was like no dude, if voting for libertarian, democrats and women makes me a Trumper, then I am one helluva a freak.
This is a guy that posts examples of young boys acting like the woman on the bachelor with catholic priests.
BTW, which did not violate Facebook censors.
In my older days 5-6 years ago, I would have spit back something that would truly make a person fear and cringe. Believe me I can say with words what will make a person creep inside because I see the good and bad possibilities.
So there is no dialogue, and this is a guy that claims to be an intellectual and yet fires meme's off like the spoken word.
So I have gotten a thicker skin and you know what I still trigger people with my identity label, but only the really really mature and smart people see the actual truth.
I attempt to blend the best of both a conservative and liberal view point. My sexuality has allowed me to look at a number and say .. yeah this is a 6 ... wait a minute ... now I see the 9. Then I can snicker and say hey "I like you .... lets put those numbers together consensually and respectfully :)"
But you know what ... that can't happen with people, they are raging like I did and I am a person that has real shit. I am like what in your world hurt your butt like that?
On one thread over the past few days I stated this:
I don't do prejudiced people who are heavily biases on gender, sexuality, race, identity, and political affiliation. Yes ... you want to elevate the latter to the first, guess what .... Tell someone you don't know opposite party of you without context you are X because of Y, you are a bigot at best and prejudiced at worst.
Should it be this way? Hell no.
This country needs healing, and they also need to realize even with healing there are scars where things go numb. The key thing is to work on repairing it with love and consent.
A fantastic sex worker Daisy Ducati stated what can we do to not have Trump happen again.
From my memory I stated, well you need to heal the areas where a cult of personality could have such vast sway. That means jobs, and hope and to stop the brain and youth drain from those areas so there is a future.
Folks on the coasts are so concerned about the image of America, my rebuke is what do you think those areas think when you allow 60-70% of the country go back to 1950s at best 1890s at worst views. Look at Germany, they know about unification, and um hello calling an area 'flyover country' is like slut shaming a woman with sexual assault trauma or shaming a woman's body who is not societal pretty.
I call it the Seinfeld or 30 Rock effect. Oh my you are dating someone from Ohio Liz Lemon? How backward is he? Gee, that humor dig will leave a scar and those scars accumulate.
Powerless people will lash out when put into a corner, and guess what. The exit polls results are showing that nearly 1 out of 3 Americans are pissed enough to enable a hate like vote, and the other 1 out of 3 are hating those that hate, and we know two hates don't make love.
Me. I prefer love, consent, and respect. The thing is ... I earned my ability through the tarpits, and I see so many people stuck in it ...