I should listen to myself
I keep saying that I won't read certain peoples' journals because they either piss me off with their hatefulness or they lead me to other blogs which are equally hateful and nasty. Blogs of people who do not accept that we are all human, regardless of our ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or any of the other things that some people allow to divide us. They expect to be allowed and respected for spewing their hate, yet give no respect to those who disagree with them or with just plain basic humanity. I'm shutting up now because just thinking about this pisses me off.
As I said I usually avoid those journals but every once in a while, after it's been a while since my last reminder of why I don't frequent them, one of them posts something that looks interesting and I'm lured in. And I forget that I'm not supposed to read them. *headdesk* So then I read it and/or follow links and am brutally reminded of exactly why I don't read this stuff. The biggest problem is I'm tempted to reply, which I really don't want to do because, frankly, I know that what I say, no matter how rational, will be met with their irrationality and unwillingness to really look at what is being said. Plus, I'm not changing my mind and I doubt anything I could ever say would change theirs.
Since I may not post again before the New Year, I shall wish everyone Seasonally Appropriate Greetings (since I don't assume everyone is Pagan like me, or Christain like my family). Whatever you celebrate--I hope you have a good one and are able to enjoy time with family and friends. And, of course, Happy New Year!!!
/s (who is listening to Xmas carols :D)