It's about to hit the fan
I just opted into the Politics Section. It seems that everything I thought to be true about my country is being thrown to the wind. I look forward to what you will be saying.
It's a rotten sensation, to feel muzzled in your own space, worrying that political expression will turn readers away. In the long run, it's probably best for you that you're willing to fight through that feeling. Speak freely. It's supposed to be the one thing we are all permitted to do-- a naturally born, god-given right, as they say.
I'm be right here with you, all the way.
I have no problem with your politics, in fact that’s why I follow you on Twitter although the new management seems to be messing with the algorithm and I see my regular follows less. Feel better soon, I think I also have a mild case of RSV, thanks to my husband who feels he must share everything with me’ Thankfully both of us are negative for covid.
Well, you know I agree with you. I'm very direct in my own writing what I think about Republicans. While I wish they'd get deprogrammed, those still in the cult aren't coming out for a while, so they can just get over it. Onward! I look forward to reading your thoughts!
"We thrive when everyone has an opportunity to thrive."
When did so many Americans cease to believe this is true? Why do so many act as though they're fighting for their lives in the midst of the Black Death, all the while hysterically denying that it exists?
Good for you Mona. I'm with you all of the way on the potential loss of democracy in our country.
I applaud your courage to speak your truth- and I share that truth. My hope is that others can utilize their critical thinking skills to see the truth and not be so easily duped. This isn't about us vs them- it's about the truth. You have my absolute support.
Sorry I don't comment often, but I am a continuing reader. I am particularly drawn to your political posts and am appreciative they will continue. Sorry to hear you've not been feeling well; glad that's turning around now. @tantemary
I’m with ya, Mona!!!!
Good heavens, Ramona, it’s your space, do what you want to do! 💚
I live in a different country but democracy is democracy wherever. I think we should all have a vested interest in maintaining it and making it stronger.
My feeling about the Constant Commoner is taht this is your party and your rules and you stated them on the 'about' page. If people don't like it, don't read. Easy. But you have a right, in a free and fair society, to speak your mind within your own four walls and Constant Commoner is a representation of your four walls. Totally acceptable.
Perversely, I left Twitter because I don't like Elon Musk (a loaded and dangerous cannon) and liked him even less when he allowed Trump back. Hypocritical, I know, from my POV, when I say free speech is all, but those who threaten democracy across the globe don't need oxygen and an open forum.
Keep up the good work, Ramona.
Back in 2017, when tfg's first move was to ban Muslim immigrants, I decided to go public on Facebook as a descendant of despised immigrants and a liberal who believes immigrants have always been the backbone and beating heart of the United States. If imy politics cost me readers, so be it. In the first week, I went from 1700 to 30,000+ followers on Facebook. Speak up and speak truth. Be not afraid.
Thank you - keep speaking up
This is your space, so write what you want. The right people will stick around.
Ramona, thank you for writing from the heart. My thinking is that we should pay more attention to local politics more so than national politics. Probably local policies affect us more, from state Supreme Court judges, District attorneys, local sheriffs, local school boards. These elected officials can change policies from one election to the next, which of course is the purpose of elections.
I was just thinking having Trump in the WH was like an abusive marriage to some & we couldn’t divorce him until the next election. Thank goodness most of us came to our senses without cheating!