Tuesday, July 13, 2010
A beautiful rose
Sometimes you wonder why a friendship ends. Sometimes you just know why.
Respect for a person's feelings is very important to me. I would not do anything to hurt a friend (or anyone, for that matter.)
If someone made a request to me (their friend) I would honor it. Others seem not to be so inclined.
I have become more and more convinced that what we do as voters is pretty insignificant. We can vote our beliefs but as long as the electoral college is in place, votes are lost if they are not in the majority of the state's outcome.
I do not try to convince others as to how they should vote. I don't like to discuss politics at all. A good friend of my husband says that friends should not discuss politics. I agree completely. And he has never discussed same with his friend, my husband.
Requesting my email contacts to please not send me any political messages, had very little effect. In fact, I think it simply spurred one individual on to more and more emails. Emails that are crude, rude, insulting to candidates, office holders and to me. The last one listed all the things that members of an opposing party would do - how they would react to certain situations etc. Every one of them was a insult to a person who doesn't think the way they "ought to." Luckily, I'm a registered independent so they only applied to my previous affiliation.
To spare me from having to delete future unread emails, I have blocked this address from my email accounts. Friendships don't count for much when hatred of politicians rule.