Good morning and happy Sunday to anyone who’s come to this blog today.
Just a quick note to let you know that I have temporarily deactivated my personal Facebook page and in doing so, my author page on Facebook is temporarily deactivated as well (not that that many people have been following that anyway, but….). I am taking a brief reprieve from Facebook, as I have been very disturbed by all that’s been going on under our current Presidency, and I’m tired of getting crickets when I post on my personal page about my feelings about what’s going. Yes, crickets. And crickets (literal cricket sounds) is what I kept hearing as I headed down the spiral of deep, dark postpartum depression back in 2005. This symbolic reminder of that time is enough to make me take a step back and reassess how I want to interact with people on Facebook from now on. This is why I have been very careful whose invites I accept and I only accept invites from people I know and have met in real life. And even that strategy hasn’t worked fully, as you can see. I’m at a loss.
Granted, many people probably feel the same way as I do but just remain quiet, feeling helpless about the situation. But I can’t assume things. I’ve actually had someone post on their Facebook page that people like me should stop “wallowing from the election loss and give our new President a chance.” I’m sorry for not feeling sorry about differing from those views. I am DISTURBED by those views. How can I be friends with people who actually support such a hateful, bigoted, misogynistic Cheeto and his cronies are just as bad, if not worse? Bannon? I’m sorry, but I don’t even know where to start with that one who is determined to spark a civil war in this country. Such a white supremacist in the White House calling the President’s shots. That never should have even been allowed in the first place. Ludicrous! This country is headed down the freaking toilet, and people are just sitting there like sheep, letting it all happen and sitting there passively. People who have the power, and citizens too (the ones who aren’t speaking up). smh
So, yes, I need time away from Facebook so I can figure things out.