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Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Thank you to all my Spark friends who have stopped by my page and had fun with me the last several days. Unfortunately today, I don't have it in me. I had a horribly emotional evening last night and found myself eating out of anxiety.

This election is weighing heavy on my heart. I tend to avoid political talk at all costs and I will continue to keep my opinions my own in this blog. However, I have seen a lot of ugly come out of people, people that I had esteem for and truly thought were good people. That is not to say that I don't care for those individuals but they have shown me a side of themselves that I did not necessarily see before. The ugly images that have made their way on Facebook. It hurts me to the core. As a black woman growing up with a multicultural upbringing, and being exposed to so many types of people, I didn't think I would personally see the day that I would witness images of lynchings. I saw that yesterday. I am disturbed. And no, it was not my friends who were perpetuating this, but to know that a few of my friends and many of their families will not vote for President Obama because he is pushing some "black agenda" is ignorant, especially since they have benefitted GREATLY (their families in particular) from several of his programs. On the flip side, to hear things like, "My president is black" from many of my friends is unnerving also because it just proves to me that when a black or brown man ISN'T running for president, some of them don't see the value in voting. THis level of ignorance, stupidity, bigotry and all of the above nearly brought my to an anxiety attack yesterday evening. I couldn't find my pills and I found myself snacking on anything I could get my hands on. I even had a bowl of cereal a half hour after eating dinner just because I couldn't stop shaking.

I jsut hope that whomever comes to be my President on January 1, that they open their mind beyond their own personal bubble and find a way to unite this country.
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    Two taboo topics have always been religious beliefs and politics. I voted as my civic right and duty. After that I was done. I didn't stay up and lose sleep or stress myself to see who won. I prayed went to bed and woke up the next morning and saw it on the news. I was done then as well. Life is more than spending time on the ignorance of others. I just see it as we have come this far... but yet not everyone grows at the same pace. Hugs my dear and I'm glad you have overcome. It's time like these, and in troubles that you see the trueness of people around us.
    1929 days ago
    As you can imagine, politics is a very serious and delicate topic in Greece. But the best thing with the economic crisis is that more people talk about it and try to figure out who is responsible.

    I love politics, although I speak freely only amongst friends because I know that they are not gonna take something in the wrong way.

    I think it's the duty of every citizen to think about politics and the way to express our opinion is with voting.

    1931 days ago
  • DALID414
    This is why I don't talk politics. Period.
    1931 days ago
  • SARAL72

    I do understand well how you feel because it was the elections in France a few months ago, and during the first tours we had an incredible 18% for the extreme right party! I couldn't believe it. Lucky they didn't make it to the second tours....

    Politics and religion debates show the ugly side of people unfortunately. And it's the same in every country!
    Get some magnesium (banana and chocolate are a good source) to calm down, and try to relax with yoga and positive thoughts. We all hope for the best...
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    1931 days ago
    I agree...and can't wait for this ugliness to be over!! It seems like for the last couple months everyone has been so hateful. I know I've been so bothered by some people's posts on facebook i've been on the brink of unfriending. Can't we all just get along?? emoticon
    1931 days ago
  • MISSB8604
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    1932 days ago
    emoticon Religion and politics are two things I don't talk about much with people I don't already know share the same views. But it also amazes me how ridiculous people can become in the face of politics. My biological grandmother threw a hissy fit last year and verbally accused Obama of killing my grandfather, which is the most ridiculous thing I'd ever heard in my life. I was raised by my adopted family to have tolerance and understanding of other people's viewpoints, but it's so difficult when people don't see the forest for the trees.

    All I can really say is it will all be over in a few days, and hopefully things will calm down.
    1932 days ago
  • ALICIA214

    I have come to the point where I absolutely refuse to listen to anything political,it seems to turn normally nice people into some-one you don't want to is sad that they feel the only way they can get ahead is to tear some ones character through the mud.
    I hope that you get the President that you think is right for your country. Perhaps then
    you will be less stressed and able to deal with your food intake

    1932 days ago
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