An Open Letter To the Rest of You

I don’t care how you swing politically. Liberal, conservative, anarcho-syndaclist, socialst, communist, capitalist, Republican, Democrat. I just don’t care. I’m talking to you.

Our politics have gotten quite corrosive and infuriating lately. I am tired of it.

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I had a conversation on this Facebook thread with a Republican yesterday. And basically we’re in the same boat. We both feel as though we aren’t represented in any meaningful way at present and we both feel as though we can agree on three general goals and work together to achieve them.

Here is what we want:

  1.  A return to a rising standard of living for the general population of the U.S.
  2.  More and better opportunities for young people of all races, genders, sexual orientations, and economic conditions.
  3.  A rational foreign policy.

If you want these things, I don’t give a damn where you fall on the political spectrum.These are only general agreements and we will have profound disagreements about how this stuff gets done. I understand and accept that.

I am willing to negotiate in good faith, and I think the way these things get done is through negotiation.

Meme discovered at Eco-Style Life Beau Monde

Meme discovered at Eco-Style Life Beau Monde

If you are a beleaguered Republican moderate watching your party implode before your very eyes, I am sorry this is happening to you. All I want, in the simplest terms, is these three things. And I am totally willing to negotiate when it comes to how they get done.

I am extending my southern leftist hand to you, Republican moderates. You kinda want to take my hand. This is the best offer you’re getting this election cycle.

Done.

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A Word or Two

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So, I moved. It took a damn long time. I am not sure whether I talked about it too much, or talked about it too little. Either way, I have not been on the Internet for the last couple of weeks. I am somewhat back now.Emanuel_Wynne

Things you need to know, in bullet-points.

  • Sourcerer has missed very few days, because that blog has awesome contributors and they communicate with one another even when I am not around. The best is yet to come at Sourcerer.
  • I’m not going to be constantly on the Internet from here on out. But I intend to keep the projects running, answer my threads, and instigate mayhem on Twitter as often as I can spare the time to do that.
  • I’ve missed two #WeekendCoffeeShare Saturdays in a row, and it’s grown without me. 38 links on the Linky this week.
  • Feminist Friday at Science Fiction, Transmedia, and Fandom this week.
  • I have two Serious Personal Matters that have nothing to do with the move going on right now. One involves hospitals, the other involves law enforcement (not to worry, though, I am not diagnosed with anything nor implicated in anything untoward). So, I’m still on-and-off for a bit.

I’m sure there’s more, but I am in a hurry. I’m re-establishing my Internet presence. That started in Facebook groups Saturday afternoon, and this post is part of the plan. I’ll be back to Twitter maybe by Wednesday.

Happy Monday!

Social Media Sunday: Twitter, Facebook, et al.

Aside

I’m doing a double-feature today. I’ve got another one of these over at Sourcerer which explains what I’m doing with Twitter for the next couple of weeks. Basically, I am standing the Twitter accounts back up and getting them right before I do anything else other than blog. This one will clue you in somewhat on the bigger picture.

Image via Suzie81's Blog, 2014.

Image via Suzie81

At most, I’m posting two scheduled status updates a day on Facebook because that’s all I have time for. These are mostly short text updates because scheduled link-sharing doesn’t work over there unless you schedule a public share to one place (a page, say) and then share it from the page internally (and manually) to timelines and groups.

For now, my Just Gene’O page is inactive and the Sourcerer page is doing what it’s always done — provide a landing space for publicized links. The blogs are all connected to @Sourcererblog, which is also tweeting on a schedule. The next thing is to get @justgeneo tweeting on a schedule and get those accounts to the point where they’re low-maintenance, growing accounts. Then we talk about the Facebook group and StumbleUpon.

This, the blogging, and the answering of my threads. are likely all I’m going to have time to do on the Internet for most of the summer. I’m driven at this point, people. We shall break the Internets.