I’m taking a break from Social Media, and That Means Your Social Media Too!

I admit it; I am one raw nerve. After months of the most ridiculous presidential campaign in modern history, a Republican candidate with Antisocial Personality Disorder. Masses of people embracing their American rights to freedom, racial discrimination, and hatred, hatred, hatred… I just can’t do it anymore. People that I once respected, I have to shake my head and think, “when did you forget how to do basic math? I mean 3rd-grade math not even higher math”

And then the horrible and brutal deaths of young black men across the country and law enforcement officers in Dallas and elsewhere. I’m going to be clear here, Black Lives Matter. They matter because historically, they haven’t mattered. They matter because young black men die at a higher rate than any other group in our population. They matter because young black men die disproportionately at the hands of law enforcement when they have not committed a crime and are not carrying a weapon when compared to the rest of the population.

Is there a conspiracy to kill young black men by the police? Probably not, except by a few former sheriff’s deputies in Williamson Co, TX who were recruiting for the KKK at work. However, we live in a culture that believes that a young black man is more likely to be dangerous because of the color of his skin. Trust me, on any given day, I am far more dangerous than most young black men and that’s why I don’t have access to the gun safe at home. I support law enforcement, it’s a difficult job and at times a dangerous one.

Which brings me to my decision to cut off social media, no facebook, no twitter, no tumblr, or instagram. This will post automatically because the page that allows me to cut off that option is down at the moment. Every time I went on FB or Twitter, my blood pressure would go through the roof, and I would become angry and tense. I argued with family and friends.So I shut it down.

I’ll tell you a secret, it’s the thing that politicians don’t want you to know because you’ll stop being distracted by your own fighting and your own voices.

You really don’t know an effing thing about any of this. You only know the lies that the media has fed you. You only know the lies that politicians have told you. In 70 years when they release the classified documents about all of this mess most of us will be dead and the rest will be so dotty that we won’t care.

So, I encourage you to keep fighting each other with your lies. Ignore the actual data. Pretend you know the truth. It’s fine, your opinion, and your right to have one. They are like assholes you know.

I’m just asking you one tiny, tiny thing.  Stop telling me about the crap you read on Facebook. I’ve asked you nicely, I’ve begged and pleaded. To be completely honest, I don’t know who those people are, I don’t care who they are, and even if I did know them unless they are dying I really need this break.

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