We all have had that moment when we wanted to voice our opinion on something, but we decided that sometimes being quiet is better. I think we have to think to ourselves when is the appropriate to keep quiet or speak out.
I was talking to a friend of mines and we were chatting about the upcoming election and just things in general. I told them how I had this debate with someone on why we (black folks) should vote. We got to that topic after I posted this on FB:
“If you choose not to vote, than when you open that whole in your face to complain I will shut you down.”
The person that comment went on to say give them 2 legit reasons to vote. Challenge accepted. Reason 1: Many people died to afford you that right. Reason 2: Because if you are going to complain maybe you should put your vote, where you mouth is? (I said something along those lines). Anyways that spark a whole different debate once I was told that is relevant now. <—– At that point I should’ve shut the hell up, but the bull in me (#teamtaurus) won’t allow me to do that. Did he just say that really? In the state the U.S is in now that’s what he choose to say?
I wasted more minutes than I care to admit. After this whole debate that essentially went nowhere I felt like I should’ve stop debating a long time ago. When people choose to be ignorant of things you can choose to fight through their ignorance or let it go. I should’ve done just that. Especially when it goes to name calling, lol… yes I’m 33. I know, I know silence is golden. I guess ignorance is bliss.
But I will say this, now is not the time to ignorant to what is going on in this world. We need to wake up and pay attention!
6 thoughts on “Silence Is Golden”
It was my 2016 goal to not have FB fights, but seeing this was a hot political year with a a lot of racially charged incidents, I failed miserably.
Since you were talking to a friend maybe she just needed you to talk some sense into her. If our votes, the collective our, they wouldn’t try so hard to stop us. Everyone!! Please vote!!! It counts!!!
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This was a younger male I know and I tried to talk some sense into him. But I failed.
That’s really unfortunate. Maybe he needs to learn more about our history and our struggle to fully appreciate the right to vote.
To him it’s not relevant because it didn’t happen in 2016
Uhm, I will remain silent, lol. I don’t want to be disrespectful. Good luck 🙂
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My thoughts exactly