Think Before You Say Anything About Politics

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Posted by K | Posted in Opinion, Politics | Posted on 02-11-2017

I refrain sharing my political views as much as possible in my social media account as much as possible. Gone were the days were you could freely express your opinion and have a sensible discussion to others who are opposed to your views. These days, that is not the case anymore. If you express dismay over some matter, you will be automatically branded to a certain political color (yes, the red, yellow, orange, white, purple colors that represents political party). Worst, you will be bashed and any information about you will be publicly displayed and even your family or innocent kids will be dragged. By expressing your opinion, you are also feeding yourself to the lions (or dinosaurs?). They will not stop until they get back at you and humiliate you just because you oppose their opinion. That harsh, huh? So, I refrain from commenting or even liking posts (especially in facebook) if it talks about politics.

I know I should also voice out my opinion sometimes to make a stand. But with that comes responsibility. I am not used to be dragged to any controversy just because I clicked the like button. I think not just twice or thrice but as many times as possible before posting or commenting my opinion. Because only a few people these days are cool-headed or open to criticisms. It’s funny even to see good friends now turned enemy number one just because of political disagreements. Sad…right?

So, I chose to be quiet and chose only people to discuss with my opinion. Even with family members, I shun away topics that may cause estrangement just because of political opinion.

That’s how things are these days. Nobody is wrong, Nobody is right especially if my opinion contradict theirs.

But if you really wanted to know my stand or if I have a voice to contribute, I have and I will if need be.

I am a citizen of this country, even a law-abiding citizen. I follow the right rules but I will not tolerate injustice. I respect the leaders of the country but I also voice out my disagreements on their opinions because that is my right. I have my conscience to follow and I take heed to what is right. So there, I have much more to say but I will just limit it. What I’m saying is that we will just have to respect each other because with respect, unity will still be intact. And there will be peace amongst us…

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