Dear liberals – People are allowed to have different opinions.

I posted the other day about my displeasure for putting the burden of paying student loans that people took out voluntarily onto all Americans. Some people in the online communities I am in took to telling me how I am an “asshole” and other things because I do not want my tax dollars going to any kind of student loans (or anything else that is a handout for that matter). If you are so concerned with others needing financial help there is nothing stopping you from giving them money from your own bank accounts, stop reaching into other people’s pockets through taxes and inflation caused by more government spending.

The common denominator I noticed over the years is the people who will try and come after you are usually people who are liberals, which is why I am writing this post. The thing is that you and I are allowed to have different opinions. I am tired of and will vehemently speak out against people (usually this is done by liberals) thinking that they have a right to attack/harass/try to cancel other people because they don’t agree with them. They’ll try to dig up your past to try and make you look bad because their goal is to try and destroy you if you won’t bend to what they want. An example is people who have no idea about how businesses work equating PPP loans to student loan debt. PPP loans were not the same as paying off your liberal arts degrees because you can’t find a good-paying job with them. PPP loans went to keeping people paid during government shutdowns because of that little virus that was going around.

I don’t know how we got to a place in this country where this is acceptable for people to do. People need to speak up against these online bullies who attack others because they’re so displeased with their sad lives that they attempt to try and feel superior over others by tearing them down. I will not change my opinion just because someone is attacking me over it. In fact, when most people are attacked over things they feel strongly about you are only further pushing them further to double down on what they believe.

The other thing is that whatever I post I will stand behind it. If I am actually wrong about something that is factual (not an opinion) then I will have no issue admitting to making a mistake. But I will not backpedal or back down on something just because you are being an online bully to try and push your opinion and/or agendas on me. I used to get bullied when I was in grade school and that stopped when I stood up for myself one day and kicked their asses back. Pick your battles, but don’t let people push you around if it’s something you believe is worth fighting for.

I am seeing more and more people pushing back against these people and it makes me happy to see people finally growing a backbone. What most people behaving like this online do not realize is that the majority of people are tired of it, they are just afraid to speak up but that is changing. You guys don’t control speech, others’ opinions, or the internet. Remember that you can agree to disagree on things and still be kind to people who you don’t agree with.

Stand your ground if you believe in something. Don’t let these people win.

PS – If you don’t like what I write on my own personal blog, then don’t read it. No one is forcing anyone to read what I write here.

2 thoughts on “Dear liberals – People are allowed to have different opinions.”

  1. Tim, You’re not an asshole your just misguided. A couple of points you might want to think about. First, when you voted for whoever you voted for, if they won the election, they are they representative for ALL the folks in your area. You do not get a VOTE on where our tax dollars go or how they are spent. If the representative in your area votes to spend our tax dollars on buses or bridges or whatever it is, that is what we elect them to do. If you don’t like the way our tax dollars are being spent vote for some else. Get involved with the person you want to represent you. If they win great. If they lose, the person who did win is now your representative and you need to voice your options to them. If the majority of the representatives want to spend our tax dollars on are number of things that’s what we elect them to do. I know you are aware of this. But by the foxnews heading of
    Dear liberals… you invoke the us against them attitude.. The you’re wrong and I’m right ..
    I made it just fine why shouldn’t everyone have to have just as hard as me. You may not have had it hard. I don’t know. I do know that ADHD is not easy to live with, my son has it as well and it is a big roadblock for him. He is 20 years old and working hard to overcome as best he can. Why is not ok to help people out who maybe made some poor chooses is life or have say ADHD and they may not make it thru college but still owe the money. Should all people who go to college be required to have the same struggles as the least fortunate person going to college ? Like you my son struggles with information overload.
    He can only have so much come at him and that is the option that he takes.
    Do yourself a favor and stop the Liberals vs Conservatives thing. It will do nothing but feed the anger that the political machine wants all to have. If we fight against each other we will not watch them. Start asking you reps what are you doing for us. If the ask has anything to do with how the LIBS are bad… That means ” LOOK OVER THERE !! not at me”.
    I am more liberal, but I do vote for GOP member who are in the middle. I don’t have to agree with everything they say or think. But overall are they willing to work with the other side to find a solution that will work for both sides. I don’t want all one team in power. It needs to balance. Right now I don’t think our representatives always look out for us.
    Please stop the name calling and start asking question of the people that represent you and challenge them.
    I found you because of your work with the mini splits. I liked what you were doing and saying.. Your thoughts on ADHD hit the mark. I was very put off by some of your other thoughts and why you needed to share them here.

    Good luck
    and have a great day

    1. I appreciate your well-thought-out comment. You are right about the misdirection BOTH sides do, they want us fighting amongst ourselves so we don’t have time to hold them accountable. More and more people need to know that. One thing I have noticed is that when something really sketchy is coming out there is always some other headline the media pushes to distract people, I see through it and I hope others are as well.

      As for having it hard. I put myself through a few years of college by working full time while also going to school full time, and on top of that I also had side work that I did to make ends meet. My parents didn’t help me out financially to get where I am at all. I wouldn’t say I had it “hard” but I didn’t have it easy, that’s for sure. I was raised to believe (and I still do) that if you want something in life YOU have to work for it, and that includes education. I didn’t go to a 4-year college because I didn’t have the money to. The student loans are no different than any other loan (car, house, etc). I wouldn’t expect or want someone else to be paying off MY debt, especially when it is forced by the government.

      I am just tired of seeing all these taxes being forcefully taken from us and going to spend on things that, in my opinion, they shouldn’t be going to. It’s not fair to me to be taxed 30+% of my paycheck just to watch it go to people with degrees or even worse, sent to foreign countries to fight proxy wars.

      ADHD is really something that affects me every. single. day. I feel like normal things that come effortlessly to others are hard for me. Learning more about it means that there’s more stuff to remember, which further adds to the exhaustion of day-to-day life. An example would be something as simple as remembering to just compliment people more when positive things are being done. I get why it’s important but for me, it’s yet ANOTHER task to do and if I fail to remember it, people think I don’t care. When my brain is trying to complete tasks, that is all it focuses on.

      I write here to get things off my chest and out of my head, otherwise, they ruminate. Sometimes I type things up and just delete them later on if I feel it’s not worth sharing. I do categorize things on here so people can filter out based on content if they don’t want to see certain types of postings.

      Thanks again for taking the time to read and leave your thoughts

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