Friday, March 29, 2013

It's Just Me

As I look at the date of my last entry I see it's been over a year since I've written anything. I guess maybe I lost interest, or didn't have a lot I wanted to say, or was tired of venting my problems in this forum. At any rate, I've decided to pop in and let my fingers do some walking on this keyboard, for exercise, if nothing else. Even though I've been absent from blogging for awhile, I do the Facebook thing everyday to see what other people are up to. I rarely post there either, just follow what my family and friends - those people who friended you so that you could "chat all the time" then just repost pictures of the same kind of crap that they used to send you before Facebook, and never chat at all - are doing. The big thing that's all the buzz right now is the gay rights and gay marriage thing. Everyone gets on there and expresses their opinion, through some picture or saying that someone else made up and they reposted, so that you'll know where they stand and that if you aren't on the same ground which they stand then you're dead wrong, and evil. Well, this used to be America, a democratic country where people of differing views came together and were able to live side by side, entitled to their own opinions without having someone else's forced upon them. Some of us, I, for one, still believe that democracy should exist in the America we know today. I'm tired of the people I thought were my friends flooding Facebook with their extreme views one way or the other to try to get everyone to agree with them. I would rather read posts about the daily bowel movements of someone's grandmother. But Tim, don't you have an opinion about the issues? Of course I do, and if someone makes a Facebook page devoted to expressing your opinion on certain matters, and if I ever feel like joining in I'll go there, but right now I wish I could log on to FB and not be deluged with people throwing barbs at one another and posting endless points of evidence as "proof" that their opinion is the correct one.