I don’t take sides in politics.
I take sides in life.
I side against prejudice, hatred, family violence, oppression and injustice.
Therefore, I will state quite openly that I do not endorse Trump as POTUS. At the same time, I do not endorse Madonna’s comments either. There are Australian politicians and various other public identities that I do not endorse, for exactly the same reasons.
If something I post offends you because you don’t agree politically, stop and think before you jump down my throat and give me grief about it.
Am I saying “I hate this person”? No.
I’ll be saying “I don’t like this action or these words”.
They’re very different things.
Chances are, if someone on the other “side” did or said that, you’d criticise them for it, too.
Consider that I will call *anyone* out on bullying, lying to the nation/world, or inciting mistrust, hatred and violence. I will not accept misogyny, sexism, sizeism, ageism or racism as “humour” or “lighthearted”.
Today, it might be someone you like. Tomorrow, it might be the person you don’t like.
Please, be very, very careful about what you defend. More importantly, please be careful about how you defend it.
I am not your enemy unless you make that choice.
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Well said! I too am not a big fan of Trump or what he stands for and although my blog is mainly devoted to books, there are certain times that I have to speak my mind. I’ve been lucky though. I think I’ve only received one nasty comment on one of my political posts. Oh! And I thought what Madonna said yesterday concerning the White House was awful, but now she’s probably regretting it as she’s being investigated by the Secret Service!💁🏻