EU Referendum: Social Media Politicians

Cue the "you've only got yourself to blame" Facebook statuses. Yawn. Sure you all did that when Cameron came into power too... for a week or so 😂


These statuses were coming whichever way the referendum swung and it really grinds my gears! It is such a pathetic attitude to be having. 

We're lucky we have a democracy and not a dictatorship, unlike other nations.  Yet these statuses damning the Brexiters to hell are exactly what the Remainers are doing - dictating. 

Well I'm not being a part of that.

"Well done brexiters. Let's see what you've done to our Great Britain" --- erm, stop with the smarmy, fake congratulations, aimed hurtimg or shaming people. The fact that there was a 72% turnout - perhaps those who should be 'condemned' are the remaining 28%. It makes me so angry that people are 'blaming' voters. 

Get off your high horses!! 

I'm really sad to see that some people are also slating the 'uneducated' for wasting their vote by going with something that they 'don't even understand'...

Everyone is entitled to vote. Their mental or educational capacity should not be something you pick on just because they've exercised their right to use it. As I said earlier, what about those that didn't use their vote? Particularly given that each count was so very close? Are they not the uneducated?

Let's face it - is it any wonder that people were confused anyway? Even the experts were switching camps last minute! 

I also don't appreciate the triumphantalist arm chair politicians laughing out loud at their social media mates who voted to remain. That's just poor form. No one likes a gloater.

Accept the result that was made within a democracry. Stop being all politician-like and throwing shame over anyone who exercised their right to vote, the opposite way to you. It's boring. 

What gets your goat when it comes post-voting views?


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21 comments:

  1. You've made a good point that we have a democracy and not a dictatorship. It's a privilege that many others do not see. Everyone has their own right, it was a 50/50 vote & not everyone's going to feel like 'they've won' but instead of dividing ourselves, we've got to learn to work together through it all no matter the consequences.

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  2. I can't agree more! Both sides can be ridiculed by some of the reasons they had to vote one way or the other. Democracy is an amazing thing and 72% of people said what they want.

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  3. Everyone is entitled vote and have their own opinion, which is part of why I love living in a democratic country. I guess we will see what happens now the result is in.

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  4. I'm devastated today, but agree, being snidey about it just adds to the negativity.

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  5. Even though I live in the US this news effect me too. I don't like when people last out their feelings on FB but I do understand when they need to vent or talk to someone. I hope with this news things will form in a positive manner. I'm sad for anyone who looses tons of money or valuables by this decision.

    xoxo
    http://www.candicenikeia.com

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  6. I must say I woke up to feeling very sick to the stomach to read that we've voted to leave. It does not feel like the right decision to me but it is one that has been made and only time will tell what the actual implications of this decision are.

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    1. Exactly!! Only time will tell, who knows, voting out could have actually been a good decision.

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  7. I can't believe how nasty some people have go / are getting. I have friends who voted both ways and I don't care as long as people used their heads and believe in their vote, what does it matter?

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  8. I absolutely agree with you. People are entitled to vote, and entitled to their own opinion, THATS THE POINT. I haven't been on facebook much today, as as soon as I woke up there was status after status saying how Stupid, naive, uneducated and racist everyone is! Just because you may have voted out, doesn't automatically make you all those things.

    Arrr it really annoyed me to.
    Besides, it's only just happened.
    Who knows what will happen in the future?
    NO ONE. NOT EVEN THE PEOPLE WHO VOTED REMAIN.

    Sorry for the ranty comment haha.
    Sarah xxx
    www.whimsicalmumblings.co.uk

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  9. Honestly, I'm angry and disappointed because it's not what I voted for and not what I think is best for the country's interests at this moment in time. But I do definitely think there's a massive difference between nastiness to individuals and generalised anger/upset, personal attacks on those who've made thought-out decisions to vote to leave are REALLY not on. I do believe strongly in democracy, as hard as it is right now, and am hoping some good and principled people will be able to move things. Something good that HAS come out of this for me is it's really got young people talking more about politics - posts and discussions like this are so important within a democratic society.

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  10. Yes thank you for speaking up, regardless of whether you voted for remain or leave you should not be condemned for having personal opinions.

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  11. I think it was only natural that there would be an immediate outpouring of grief, fear, and anger from whichever side lost yesterday - emotions were high throughout the entire campaign and it was clear that the divisive tactics used throughout would explode in some ways. That's not to say that I condone any kind of nasty behaviour, it's more important now than ever before that we come together to find a way forward that works for everybody, I'm just saying that the *immediate* reaction was bound to be heightened and fuelled by strong emotions on both sides of the debate. Like you said, the same happened this time last year, for about a week, and then people began to calm down and respond more graciously, expressing their views in a more diplomatic way.

    That being said, I seem to have missed all the vitriol I kept reading about yesterday - I was sick in bed and watching things unfold on instagram and twitter and despite seeing so many posts about the fear and disappointment from those who voted to remain, I don't think I saw anyone getting nasty, especially not in the personal way that has been described. I'm not quite sure how I missed it, as I have absolutely no doubt that it happened, I'm just glad I did manage to miss it!

    In answer to your question, what really gets my goat is that there was no need for emotions to have become so incredibly heightened - the intensity of it all could have been avoided if the campaign had been focused more on providing information and facts rather than playing on all our fears (and I mean all of our fears - each side of the campaign used fear tactics, so it's no wonder so many people are calling the other side "fearful" or "uneducated" or "short-sighted" or "selfish" or whatever else is being thrown around, because that is exactly what the campaigns taught everyone!) That's what makes me so angry. Because to tell you the truth, I am scared... scared of the uncertainty, scared of how it has divided the entire nation, scared by how it has seen families and friends arguing so strongly... and that's why I'm trying to focus on seeing beyond the immediate reaction, to what lies at the heart of everyone I know, and that is that they voted for what they honestly and truly thought was best, whichever way they voted.

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  12. I stayed away from Twitter. I wanted to remain but I'm not sure social media is the best place to discuss politics. I aired my feelings with my friends in private where I knew it wouldn't turn into a massive debate.

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  13. Everyone turned out to be Political Analysts after the voting. Well, as you exercised your right to vote, let it end there (initally) and accept the result. Time for a bit of social media detox. :)

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  14. Well, the result is disappointing, the fall out and people's attitude even more so... R

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  15. Democracy is the best .I think politics make enemies even out of family.So I would rather still be friends.
    But I agree with you that people should not be victimised because of how they voted.That would make it as bad as a dictatorship!

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  16. Democracy is the best .I think politics make enemies even out of family.So I would rather still be friends.
    But I agree with you that people should not be victimised because of how they voted.That would make it as bad as a dictatorship!

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  17. Well said. I almost posted a round-up of all the funny things said on social media in the aftermath, but then I decided I didn't want to be part of it, even in a comic sense. I have a friend who actually un-friended his own parents on social media because they voted to leave! I'm sorry, but political views should not come above love for your own family! So, leave it to the politicians I say. They got us into this mess (and many others) with their dishonesty and bad decisions. Le tthem now sort it out! #KCACOLS

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  18. I was definitely disappointed and angry with the result. I'm not even ashamed to admit that I did cull a few facebook friendships with people I barely knew based on the way they voted and the comments they made; I find it very hard to maintain friendships with people with opposing political views and for those that voted and didn't know what or why... Well. I do think that encouraging debate is healthy. It's inevitble that these things will get heated given that almost half the popultion did not get what they voted for, so a wee social media break is probably the best way to deal with it ;) #KCACOLS

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  19. I was gutted by the result, and shared a good few posts promoting Remain before and after the vote.... But never with personal attacks on anyone...
    I agree with you that we live in a democracy and now need to move on from it and make it happen....
    I think the positive thing about the social media outpouring from both sides is that it's the first time I've seen people be engaged and interested in politics and voting... And that is SO important in a democracy! #KCACOLS

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  20. I was really upset after finding out about the results. I was scared. The uncertainty is what I fear the most. Not knowing what is going to happen. I know nobody can tell us right now so we only have to wish for the best. The country is now divided and it is not good at all. I hope things get better. Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS. So sorry for my late comment. I'm catching up today, :) x

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