To be political or not

One of the things that I’ve always strived for on my blog is to try and avoid politics as much as I can. I felt it was always best to keep my political views to myself when sharing in a public forum. I’ve often found when sharing my views on Facebook it tends to lead to arguments and hurt feelings. Often times Facebook is the worst possible vehicle for communication, despite being a platform for doing just that.

However, with the current state of affairs in the country being what they are, I don’t want to feel hamstrung by worrying about all of my Facebook friends not liking what I have to say on my feed. There is too much at stake over the next 2-4 years, and it would be remise of me not to speak out on issues that are important, for the sake of political correctness. When a government takes such a strong turn towards the wrong side of history, it would be wrong to limit myself.

Therefore, I’ve taken a step towards isolating my blog writing from my personal Facebook feed. I’ve created a Facebook page for people to follow, who would like to continue to see my blog posts in their feed. As of a couple of days ago, all of my posts started pushing to that feed, instead of my personal Facebook feed. Now, if you don’t want to read my ramblings you can simply “un-Like” my page, and you don’t need to worry about un-friending me.

I’m in no way insinuating that my blog will become constant political ramblings. There might be weeks or months without a single political post. However, I want to reserve the right to use my platform as best as I see fit, as a way to express my feelings, and create something that wasn’t there before.

Besides following this blog directly you can also find it pushed to the FB page mentioned above, as well as Twitter and Tumblr. Thanks to everyone who reads this and hope you stick it out with me during these trying times.

2 thoughts on “To be political or not

  1. Troy

    Jamison, I really appreciate your sensitivity! Remember that one sides trying times is the others victory lap. When we move from thinking the other side is wrong to thinking the other side is evil all will be lost.

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