Up To Here…

I think I have reached my limit.  It’s happened before, but never to this extent.  I can’t take another moment of Facebook.  It seems like my friends are posting one of three things these days:

1)  Immigration/ Obama News. 

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First of all, the people who post things like this are people who I expect more of.  That is my first problem, I guess.  I have expectations for people…  I always want to tell them, “Hey!  Try some empathy!”  I know that the biggest issue is that they are ignorant.  Living in a multi-cultural community can make a difference in how you view others in the world.  Living in another country makes an even bigger difference!  I am not saying that it is okay to break the law, but there are reasons why mamas are sending their babies off to another country to live.  There are reasons why teenagers risk abuse, rape, murder, etc. to cross multiple country borders, ride trains, pay coyotes, walk in deserts, etc.

And while I know everyone wants to sneer at Obama’s amnesty for immigrants–remember, he also has deported more immigrants than any other American president…

And how about thinking about what you are posting–and how it might effect the people who read it.  Cause no offense..

2)  News on Ferguson/ Racial News

That continues with this.  Think about who you might be offending!  Facebook can hurt or harm other people when you post little bits of hatred.  I first found out about the verdict of the Ferguson trial via Facebook.  The same people who post immigration posts also post the following:

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I know everyone has an opinion about what happened, what should happen, etc.  Complaining or spreading hatred on Facebook isn’t going to change that.  It just makes people like me want to block you.

3)  This elf again.

I realize that this doesn’t seem as serious as the previous two posts, but seriously, people… Enough already.  You did this last year.  Bah Humbug.

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If you want your children to behave, is the best way to model that with an elf who does naughty things (but supposedly reports to Santa)?

I love seeing photos of cute kids.  I love seeing how my friends decorate for various holidays–or just in general.  I love to celebrate successes when someone needs some encouragement.  I am being pushed past my limit of understanding.  For my own sake, I need a break.  Ugh.

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A Elf Rant

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Can I just say that this whole Elf on the Shelf business is crazy? In case you’re living in a bubble, the latest craze is for parents to purchase these dolls that hang out and watch the house. They “manage Santa’s naughty and nice list.”

Of course these are magical dolls that fly to the North Pole every night. And upon returning they are found in a separate place (because when you are asleep they come to life…) My Facebook feed is overflowing with parents who make messes with chocolate, marshmallows, toys, etc. I don’t get it… If he is supposed to keep track of your behavior, why is he so bad?

Enough, people.

Santa pushes it, but at least his story has been around for a long time. This is clever marketing that now is extending to birthday elves too…

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But, hey! At least they included a book with this one! Here’s to sneaking a little literacy into Christmas “traditions.”