I can’t sleep. It probably has a lot to do with the fact that I have a head cold, but when I get up (to let me wife sleep!) I made the mistake of opening my email and Facebook.
The more I read, the more I can’t sleep.
I’m saddened by the lack of civil dialogue. You can’t have a dissenting opinion any more. It’s either right (i.e., the way “I” think) or it’s “stupid”.
I’m dismayed by the lack of civility I see – people calling each other names – some so vile and full of hate that I’m ashamed for them.
I see lies – outright lies being circulated as truth the politicians, by the media, and by friends.
I see hatred – hatred for those of other races, religions, political leanings, gender, occupations, financial status.
I see hypocritical words everywhere – “I will always choose love, but I won’t love those people.” “I believe in dialogue, but only if you agree with me, otherwise shut up.” “I believe in freedom of speech, but those people shouldn’t be allowed to have an opinion.” “I trust in God, but I’m going to take matters into my own hands.”
I’m going back to bed.