It seems that when Democrats tell you that all Conservatives get along, that is not true, this year in fact; I have lost more conservative friends to unreasonable actions than I ever did liberal ones. Perhaps that is because I was closer with the conservative ones or it was because I perhaps expected more out of them. I have discovered that some conservatives feel entitled, even in the older generations that complain about the the younger Millennial generations sense of entitlements, I have lost most of my older conservative friends because they think or seem to know they have a right to debate a produced media source such as this. I just simply say, this is not social media, debate is not an option, if you do not like what I write don’t read it. This is an opinion column, I am not going to lie to you, and I even don’t always like the stuff I write, but it is things I believe people have to hear.
The social media war was was originally between the left and the right almost exclusively, but with almost all their friends gone, the next enemy is truth no matter what side they find themselves on. Some issues in my life and in which I believe are a bit left leaning and others are very right leaning, I still consider myself a conservative. I will not be slave to either sides narrative to pit each other against the other, we have no problem doing that ourselves.
Many of today’s media is filled with a bias designed to gather a response of hate and anger, when truth and compassion are the things we should be seeking. Togetherness and openness with each other, and an overall sense of well being, enforcing all of those things called ” The Bill of Rights” for each and every American, no matter your color, religion, or sexual orientation, and especially if you do not agree with them. This country was founded by men and women who did not agree with each other, but they all agreed mostly on one thing, they certainly did not want to be ruled any longer by England. I tell you, we should be thinking the same thing, but not in regards to England, but instead to corporate media, and entitled people who believe the world owes them anything.
Written by Stephan Ball