OK, I know I've said this before, but I REALLY need to stay out of political discussions on Facebook! Someone who doesn't know me at all just called me a name because she misinterpreted something I wrote. But what really ticks me off is that one of my so-called friends, someone who DOES know me and has known me since we were in kindergarten, "liked" her comment.
I am sick of being bullied. I often use humor to try and defuse a situation. Well, I'm done. I am sick TO DEATH of being disrespected, dismissed, and called names! I treat people with respect, and would appreciate the same. You can disagree with me without calling me names or being rude. If you don't want to hear a different POV, then stay out of the discussion.
OK, quick update: I just got a message from my friend who started the discussion (who stood up for me, which I SO appreciate!), that the woman who called me out is her cousin and not very nice. And another guy who was giving me crap actually spews a lot of it himself.
So I feel better. But I think I need to let go of the idea that the majority of people I interact with on Facebook are reasonable people. And one cannot reason with the unreasonable.
Whew. Deep breath.