It’s difficult to maintain a peaceful spirit while scrolling through the current news stories on social media. This episode provides strategies on how to deal with the state of our country, social media, and he-who-shall-not-be-named.
My Strategies for Dealing with Social Media and Politics:
1. I do not repost, retweet, or propagate any nonsense that “that man” says or does. And by nonsense, I mean statements or actions that are meant to divert our attention away from the egregious acts of our lawmakers that result in taking away our human rights. It’s a conman’s primary tool: distraction. So if he looks at the sun during an eclipse, or decorates the white house with black trees, so be it. Pass. I don’t want it representing me, or having to see it in my own feed.
2. I do not repost, retweet, or propagate anything that has his photo in it. For the same reasons.
3. I do not repost, retweet, or propagate any information that cannot be confirmed by a reputable news source. Words made into a graphic don’t automatically become true. If I see a friend has done so, I will check them. False news stories and propaganda is how we got here in the first place.
4. I do repost, retweet, and propagate when our human rights are being controlled or taken away. We have to be aware that they’re being chipped away, little by little.
5. I do post, repost, retweet, and propagate positive stories about humanity and our success stories – as often as I can. It’s important that the positivity is getting read and spread, also, to balance out our feeds and to keep our hope and spirit alive.
Note: In this episode I take a most definite political stance. If that offends you, don’t listen. Peace.