What gives me more pleasure than even Hillary losing this election, but make no mistake it pleases me greatly, is the smug arrogant mainstream media who thought they had it in the bag thought they had manipulated the low-information voters and we're ready to take the position as kingmaker for installing someone who would push their liberal agenda. Likewise those idiots and twits in Hollywood. I'm thoroughly entertained by their bewildered looks and they're hang dog faces. I hope our new president comes up with a creative way to help them realize that their position is not to influence elections not to make news but merely to report it to the people. What they need is the equivalent of a rolled-up newspaper and a hit on the snout. Oh how I long for the days of the 15-minute Evening News broadcast instead of the 24-hour news cycle.
Democracy is messy. Everyone has a voice and the freedom to use it. Speech, even disagreeable speech (with limited exceptions), is protected from government infringements. We can choose, however, to turn away from disagreeable and divisive speech.
The "media" makes enormous profits by selling outrage and divisiveness every minute of every day. That would not be possible if people would become better consumers of provocative entertainment (and hate-mongering) disguised as news, but doing that would require us to use our brains rather than rely on sound bites to guide our lives. It is ironic, therefore, that you chastise "low information voters" as if you don't belong in that same group.
Your headline (i.e., the title of this post) promotes hate and divisiveness. Your words are directed to "all the bleeding heart liberal divisive intolerant leftists". In other words, you're sending the message that you don't tolerate people who don't tolerate what they believe to be intolerance. Our communication skills have become so Orwellian we have lost our grip on reality. And even more ironic and Orwellian is that America has now elected a "reality" show personality (when reality shows have nothing to do with reality) to be our 45th president. Whoever can whip up the most outrageous controversies gets the most "air time" and the most money.
I'm not just picking on you because we're all guilty, myself included, in fueling the divide among us rather than mending it. How do we work together to become better informed and compassionate people (instead of smugly happy about enormous rifts in our society)? All of us need to take responsibility and take steps to correct our direction so we don't end up with unacceptable polarizing people (like Hillary and Donald) rising to the top of our political pyramids.