If you're reading this from anywhere in the United States, you know what's happening.
We’re approaching the event horizon of an election that’s going to be a black hole of poisonous rhetoric. Let’s at least have some fun with it.
Here’s what I propose: Civilized political trash-talk. Here's how it works.
Choose a willing friend who strongly disagrees with you on a divisive issue. You shouldn’t have to look too hard: Trump/Trounce Trump. Mask/No Mask. BLM/ALM. You get the idea.
At least once a week between now and the election, post a strong political statement on your Frenemy’s timeline in your favorite social media platform. They will do the same for you. Your post can be a meme, a link, your own content, or anything else you choose. Preferably something creative or funny.
There’s only one inviolable rule: You can comment on the stupidity of a person’s words or actions, but not the stupidity of the person themself. You don’t insult any individuals directly. Not even presidential candidates.
We all know how divided the USA has become. I’m hoping this is a way we can start to get along again. If you want to do this, reach out to a politically challenged friend of yours and get started.
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