Well, We Must Be Doing Something Right
It's going to be a long four months. This place must be making some kind of impact.
I'm just gonna come right out and says it. FSM knows, it'll be hard for me too, but we have to try, REALLY HARD, to learn the difference between trolls and legitimate folk making sincere around here. We're not going to turn into GOS, so we're going to have to deal with the former. I have yet to see the latter, but surely they exist. We surely must be aware that the former has arrived, to some degree (hence my title)
Oh well. I'm not twisting their arms and making them waste their time here--if you ask me, they are wasting their time! I don't know about anyone else, but about all I have remaining for them is contempt. Because I can't say it any plainer than this and yet they have NO respect for that. They keep coming around, trying to convince me that I owe the country my vote for the person THEY want.
No. I don't. I don't owe my vote to anybody, and neither do you. So here's the deal--one more time for the people in the back rows:
Hillary Clinton is not going to get my vote. I am done with the Democratic Party of the United States of America, even if it means a Donald Trump presidency. They only need me for my vote. They do NOTHING for far lefties like me.
You can beg. You can SHRIEK AND THROW TEMPER TANTRUMS. You can cajole. You can even try and flat-out bullshit. Well, knock yourself out. I ain't budging. Your Democratic Party has been rendered an unfunny joke. Your Democratic Party is rotted beyond repair. FDR and JFK are puking in the afterlife, every time they go back and look over what she and her
mealticket traitor of a husband have done to so corrupt it.
The best way we can deal with the influx of people who want to convince you to support this dumpster of a party and this fake-ass usurper who stole it is simple: refuse to engage. Do not reply. Do NOT give an opening. That's how they get in, and then they never go away. And they WILL get into your head. They tag team. Troll 1 starts, and if they get no traction, Troll 2 drops by to play Good Cop to Troll 1's Bad Cop. They'll use fear. They'll use tears. They'll use anger and lectures and insults.
Folk who came here to get away from sick Orange co-dependence and vote shaming know exactly the kind of shenanigans I'm talking about. They start working on you with certain words, word patterns and repetition. They're going to work on you with ALL OF IT. They want something you have--they want your vote. And you do NOT have to give it to them.
You have to freeze that shit out. And so do I. And it ain't easy.
I'll get your back if you get mine. We really do not have time to argue with con artists and Hillary's lickspittles, we have work to do for the top of the Green Party ticket, and downticket folk that aren't corrupt. I will need a kick in the ass as well as you do, just about every day. WE can keep this place relatively pleasant without making JtC nuts, if we try really hard. At least until he can build a "hide" button (the kind where nobody knows I hid you, and nobody knows you hid me--this works wonders on social media, we should seriously have that here).
Anyway--can we help each other? I'll fail. I failed yesterday and I'll fail again, and so will you. But we owe that "movement" nothing and we owe the people who inhabit it nothing either, even if they have their own good reasons. Their good reasons are FOR THEM. This craven, corrupt candidate doesn't give a damn about any of us unless we have MONEY and SOMETHING FOR HER.
I am voting FOR something. That's how it is supposed to be and don't you dare let anyone tell you otherwise. I'm officially no longer a Democrat, as of tomorrow. Florida voting is so damned crooked there's no point swallowing my disgust for another month so I can vote against Patrick Murphy. My last ballot didn't even count.
Working on peace....may it be with you as well.