I’m wondering if I should shut down my Facebook account again. I do it from time to time when I’m feeling a bit frazzled. This time it’s for a different reason though. Some of my friends have taken to using Facebook as there own political soap box. I’m mean its constant, right against left, left against right dozens of times a day. The whole brexit and Trump thing seems to have whipped everyone into a volley of self opion. A lyric from a New Model Army song captures it all for me …
“This golden age of communication just means we all talk at the same time.”
My politics are simple, I’m a member of the green party for the fundamental reason that if you destroy the planet, it does not matter if you’re left or right, we are all gone. Apples don’t grow on dead tree’s.
Anyway the point is I don’t want to digress into political dialogue anyway. I have plenty of demons of my own to deal with and Facebook seems to be a dumping ground for everyone’s own personal ideology. Right or wrong I just don’t want to get involved in the argument and I think that I should be allowed that option.
The thing that I would miss most from Facebook is the birthday reminders. That’s no reason to keep it, so my finger hovers over the cancel account button while I wonder if I’m just swapping Facebooking for blogging.