This was originally written as a post for my LJ page as a response to some rather hurtful and hateful posts made to my fb wall (there are reasons for the change in forum that are not pertinent to this post). A friend requested that I reblog this to my tumblr. Generally, I reserve my tumblr account for ridiculous fangirl obsessions but it was a reasonable request.
I generally avoid political and socioeconomically divisive topics when posting on my various social media forums. I recognize that my friends, family, and business associations have widely different backgrounds and experiences that lead to widely different belief structures. I happen to find this fantastic; I love discussing varying view points. This is how we grow; by encountering other viewpoints and philosophies and keeping the good parts. It’s okay if we disagree on what, exactly, the “good parts” might entail.
Most of the time.
Because hatred is never acceptable. Never.