Screw You, I Am Nice

I was told on Facebook a few minutes ago that I’m not friendly. Admittedly I wasn’t very friendly to that person, but why should I be? That particular person (and a few others) have been making anyone who needs government assistance out to be evil. That person, and the others, have been spouting lie after lie about things, and when they’re called on it, they stick to the lie. And that makes me so frustrated because the real information is so easy to find. That person was able to Google the word “communism” and copy & paste the definition, but they were unable to click a link in a post or read about what they were actually discussing. I just don’t get it. Is it so important for them to be “right” that they refuse to make sure that their facts are straight?

And I think I have a right to be nasty. I’ve grown up in a culture that basically calls me a traitor. I’ve gotten to hear all kinds of things about how people like me are awful and how we’re no good. I’ve been told to leave the country or that I should be in jail just for having the opinions that I have. I think that I have a good enough reason to be a bitch about things. You get told how worthless you are or hear enough times how you deserve to be put in jail, you get to where you no longer have warm, fuzzy feelings for the people who are saying that kind of crap. You get angry, and I think that I have a right to get pissy with people who do that.

Yes, I should be friendly to everyone and I would be, but I only throw back at people what I receive from them. If they’re nice, I’m nice. If they’re selfish assholes, then I’ll eventually be a selfish asshole back to them. I shouldn’t have to smile at people who are basically spitting in my face. I shouldn’t just have to sit back and take it, which is what they seem to want me to do. I do that a lot with other things, but I shouldn’t have to do it at all, and I definitely shouldn’t have to with something like this.

I love politics. I really do. I just hate that some people use their politics to dehumanize others. And I hate that some people use their politics to justify their own ignorance about things. Basically, I hate that these people are trying to rationalize their hatred and refuse to actually figure out if their hatred is justified.

And now I’ve gotten so pissed that my face is numb, which is never a good sign because that usually comes right before horrifyingly bad migraines. Ignorant people literally give me a headache. I knew today was going to be a bad day, but I guess I didn’t anticipate it would get bad so early.

About Janet Morris

I'm from Huntsville, Alabama. I've got as many college credits as a doctorate candidate, and the GPA of some of them, too. I have a boss by the name of Amy Pond. She's a dachshund. My parents both grew up in Alabama.