An OBVIOUS warning to political ideologues
UPDATE Sept 30, 2017: There will be an extra blog administrator to help me run a tight ship in response to OFF-TOPIC blog comments (particularly of the political nature).
My readership is politically diverse and blog topics largely appeal to people no matter their location on the political spectrum. As such, this blog has been a change of pace for those taking a break from the yelling and screaming that is found everywhere else on the Internet.
You won’t find me taking snarky digs and getting in-your-face politically on other bloggers’ sites as I recognize another person’s right to a different opinion. I recognize another person’s personal boundaries better than some (evidently). So, I ask my readers to demonstrate the same respect I’ve demonstrated on their blogs. And since this is MY professional blog (as I’m the one paying for it the last time I checked), I’ve made my stance clear on attempts to bug me incessantly and the reasons why this blog is largely apolitical:
Political Discussions in Work Settings – My Pilot Study: Thoughts on Design & Results
A Personal Note & Sober View of Online Business Headaches: Reputation Management & Cybersecurity
That said, there are political comments that are well-thought out and pertain to the discussion at hand and NOT meant to bug me into supporting your side or validating you (versus going off-topic on a post you didn’t understand due to a lack of reading comprehension – “The Strawman” whether intentional or not). And then there are attempts to target me which I DO recognize even when coming from psychology professionals. Sorry. I’m not stupid and you’re not as slick as you think you are. I know an agenda when I see one and these aren’t welcome here.
I’ve created this page to help others like myself (because people who’re deemed smart are incessantly hounded by ideologues wherever they go). The following provides information on quickly identifying ideologues who’re disrespectfully pushing their agenda onto you: How to Know if You’re Dealing With an Ideologue (My advice: Stay away from them!)
And for those who subscribe to multi-culturalism, know this… People of Asian descent who are still influenced in large part by their native culture (meaning, not fully assimilated into current Western norms that encourage being a political blowhard – though there used to be norms regarding conversing with people you barely know), you are in violation of your own purported values. That’s right. I’ve grown up alongside Americans of Asian descent and we largely do not engage in this… this… control freakery. (Right. Your behavior is anything but endearing to many of them.) Is it just lip service? Are you a hypocrite? Just saying. However, if you don’t have any self-control, I strongly suggest that you (as the kids say nowadays) GTFO. Thanks a bunch! 🙂