benjaminleebates wrote:K. So I don't think I am alone. But... I find myself typing out a huge tirade about something that is rubbing me the wrong way; only to delete the post.
Once I read what I have written I imagine all the backslash. The exhausting, tiresome, often whining, backlash.
I feel like some of us are allowed to have opinions (when the louder majority agrees) but the opinions that are in minority will get shouted down.
I was just going to wax lyrical on the less political climate of woot back during the days of lore.
Boy, do I hear you.
In some ways, this has been a very hard Derby for me to comment on, because of all of the political designs. Some of them I like, some of them I don't. Many of them have made me laugh... whether I agree with them or not. I've started to comment on several of them... and have deleted the post, just like you.
The older I get, the less I like politics. They are very divisive, difficult, and can split up the best of friends. I try hard to keep my political views under wraps, except at home, where my husband and I moan & groan freely to each other... lol
I firmly believe that friendship, and genuine concern for other people are the most important things. When it comes right down to it, I think everybody knows that, deep down inside. Unfortunately, politics makes it so easy to forget that sometimes!
This particular Derby, being "The Year in Review" was bound to have more political wallpapers in it than usual. My husband, who often looks over my shoulder when I'm laughing at, voting for, and commenting on entries, pointed that out to me. Since Derby entries have been rejected from time to time for being too political, it will be interesting to see what happens with the ones in this Derby.
Hang in there, everybody, no matter what side of the political spectrum you live on. As for you, Benjamin, I wish that you and your wife could meet me and my husband for dinner sometime. I have a gut feeling that we would have a ball... especially if we threw politics out the window!
PS. I honestly have a hard time with that "redact" word. To me, it looks like "react" with a 'd' stuck in the middle of it. Don't worry about trying to explain it to me though. Tomorrow morning when I wake up, I plan to look it up and try to understand the definition again. Hopefully, I'll finally get it.