The partisan nature of our politics and the ever growing ‘hate’ towards different opinions is too much for me. All are entitled to freedom of speech and expression, but the post-Leveson climate makes it almost impossible. Democracy is being undermined by mob rule; the endless abuse for opposing or presenting an alternative idea is a sin, according to a minority.
I’m tired of the whole circus and worried, too. The whole climate is dangerous. British politics is becoming extremely vile and hostile to the point of all out partisan war. We’ve had people protesting and celebrating a death of an old lady just because a few didn’t like her politics. Others hoped the police, or members of the general public, would physically hurt or injury protesters. What the hell has happened to this country?
I disagree with many positions of Ed Miliband, but I don’t hate him. It is absurd to judge someone entirely on their politics; I don’t even know the Labour leader or spoke to him in person, yet others simply distaste Miliband because of political association.
Iain Dale inspired me to participate in blogging. Liberal Democrat Voice gave me my first national platform and Huffington Post opened the door to a international audience. Twitter, too, has been extremely beneficial for me. But the ‘hate’ is too much. In the past, I’ve received death threats from abroad (didn’t care at the time), but recent events have made me think about potential effects on my family and friends.
And I’m sick of the endless Twitter Wars. If you disagree with someone, then fine; but flooding their mentions with endless Tweets is obsessive. The blind loyalty to party brands are morphing political debate and dialogue into Soviet propaganda. Question the leadership and risk isolation. That’s the nature of British politics.
Too lib·er·al [adj.] blog will remain open encase I ever have a change of heart, but I highly doubt it. The posts will remain available to read and share, but no new content is planned to be released. I’m done. Finished. Game over.