I’ve had a Twitter account now for several years and it’s become just another Facebook equivalent urinal for hate, which I dumped a while back being one of the single most useless pieces of garbage on the internet.
Now, thanks to a presidential election, I have put Twitter into the same category as it has also erupted into one big urinal of hateful insults from both the left and right. Even worse now than when Obama came into office.
I can’t say that I am surprised that most of the hate is coming from the very same people who claim to support a diverse society, except when they lose and face the reality of being told no, that being the liberals and Democrats.
For the past eight years we have been told who we can or cannot choose to bake a cake for or who we can or cannot photograph, even though you are a privately owned business. Now that Donald Trump has been elected, the same bunch is telling us NO, you cannot elect that man. Well guess what… We the people did and you lost practically your entire Democrat party. We said NO to your continued destruction and your insensitivity and now we are left with the task of overturning your abject failures.
Politically motivated hate groups like the LGBT, Black Lives Matter, etc. have successfully used the courts to push their agendas by limiting the rights of private citizens and punishing them for not being like-minded believers in their own causes. They will always rely on labeling their targets as “racists” or whatever other pop hit word fits their agenda. Never does the word racist ever fit the true definition which proves the ignorance of those tossing it around. Words have meaning.
Now that the election has turned against those people their true colors come out. They themselves are shown to be truly more insensitive and bigoted as those they turned the courts against. All because their corrupt candidate lost.
On Twitter, upon realizing that Trump had won the election the hate began to spew. Hate like I have never seen before in my lifetime. Most coming from the pissed off spoiled college children being led by paid radical protesters bussed in from other states. Most of who are not now or ever registered to vote in a Presidential election. These same people pissed off because they lost an election they did not vote in. These same people, some celebrities and their mindless followers are taking to Twitter, no thanks to Trump, and using it as their prop to spew their vile hatred for people who actually voted in a legal election and won. I say no thanks to Trump because he fuels the flames with his own childish Twitter antics. Not very presidential.
I tried following Trump for a week but just couldn’t continue. I would cringe at the stupid things he would tweet out. “Not very presidential” I would say to my wife. So I un-followed him along with every other asshole that joined that hate movement against Trump supporters. I did vote for Trump, but not because I like the guy. I don’t like him at all but I had to choose between him and Hillary. The choice was easy when I know the Clinton’s history. Make no mistake, there are many Trump supporters that are showing their own bigotry. I lump that bunch into the same category. A bigot is a bigot. No matter what.
So now I’m dwelling on the idea of telling Twitter to piss off because most of the people I once followed and enjoyed are now turning into hateful bigoted assholes against people like me who simply voted in an election and our candidate won. Did I hate on my family members that voted for Obama? Nope, but I was very vocal about his failures and the way he conducted himself in office and before he won. I also criticized openly people who did vote for a man who bowed in the presence of his enemies and began his political campaign in the home of a couple planned the bombing of government buildings. I pointed out everything I hated about the guy but you know what? I voted in that election and I earned the right to be vocal about the man who changed my life for four years.
I lost my healthcare plan for my family because of Obama. I could no longer afford to live a decent lifestyle that I had worked so hard for once he became our President. I am now forced to pay out-of-pocket for my family’s healthcare and also pay a stiff penalty for not allowing the fed to forced me into a plan that I cannot afford. I have plenty to be angry about. Even though I cannot afford a government mandated healthcare plan I am still forced to pay for those who get their Obamacare for free. That free healthcare comes from the penalty the IRS takes from my tax return every year. I got news for you folks, there is nothing free about Obamacare. Even if you are one of the very few that pays pennies on the dollar for your care, someone else like me pays for the rest along with paying the full cash cost for my own family. I get no subsidies for being self insured, in fact it is illegal for me to pay out of pocket for my healthcare. That’s why I pay the yearly fine. Yes I choose to pay cash and choose not to be a part of a corrupt and broken system but I will not put my family in financial burden because Barrack Obama said it was for the public good. I got news for you, I do not work for the public good, I work for my family. I do not live in a damn village full of socialist thinking cry babies waiting for their handout. I’m the proud American worker that holds his head high knowing that I do not rely on mommy government to take care of me or my family.
Sorry, this was not meant to be a post about healthcare. It’s hard not to go there when bringing up liberals and Barrack Obama.
My whole point of today’s rant is do I dump Twitter or tightly limit who I follow and allow to follow me? Well for right now I have eliminated all but 2 of those haters which brings me down to following a mere 15 Twits. It also drops my follower count down to a mere 173 at time of this posting. Most of my followers are fellow photographers who are mostly liberals as are most folks in the artsy world. That’s fine but at least they aren’t using their social media as a platform to push their political or religious propaganda. I enjoy the arts and have a love of great photography but that doesn’t make me a liberal. In the words of that black guy who got his drunk ass beaten by cops a while back, “Can’t we just all get along?”
So for now I guess I’ll dwell a few more days and see what happens on social media.
You too can follow me on Twitter if interested @J_Roycroft
Hope you all have a spectacular day and the happiest of holidays. Oh and a Merry Christmas to you as well. -JRoycroft