You know what’s worse than a close election? Is it the tons of controversy? The questionable politicians? No, it’s the people. If you ask me, the worst part about politics as a subject (but this list works for pretty much any subject), are the people who, well, that’s what this list is for! I’ll be sharing with you my list of some of my least favorite types of people… right now! There’s not going to be any political bias, just generic kinds of people that clog up the news feeds, ruin the election process, and that you should steer clear of during the next four years, and every four years after that.
G’ Day Mates! I’m Cam Levengood, and these are the 5 worst types of people after a major election:
#5 – Election Advertisers
If you work around social media a lot, you know who I’m talking about. You see CNN make a post about the election, business, or ANYTHING really, and you see some message that reads: “HILLARY LIED GO TO PRISON CNN (FAKE NEWS) YOU SUCK! Trump! Trump!” Not even in interpretable English, and to make matters worse, it’s not even a real person! Half of the time, it’s just a spam account that was created specifically to seek out any post with a political view they don’t agree with, and destroy their comment section with memes and posts as demonstrated in the example above. An Election Advertiser is a person or group of people whose activity both online and in person is solely fixated on weakening their opposition though insults. Regardless of the intent or message left behind by these people, there’s no doubt that they’re both an eyesore, and a real problem if you try to engage. You don’t see these ones to much after an election, but they’re out there, I guarantee you. I saw one on twitter a couple weeks ago that was advertising for Mitt Romney… who ran in 2012.
#4 – Rock Hard Supporters
Rocks are hard to move, especially if they’re boulders. You can’t move some people; it’s been tried, but always fails. A Rock Hard Supporter is a person that will overlook any flaw of mistake made by their candidate of choice, usually identifying with a specific political party and like #5, popping up in masses come election time. If Jesus himself rose out of the ground and ran for the green party, and you supported the yellow party, you better not be a Rock Hard Supporter, because you’re not changing your vote. RHS’s will also overlook any benefits of the opposing candidate to. If the yellow party’s candidate was a war hero who gunned down 40 Nazis and fought for woman’s rights in the 1830’s, a RHS from the green party will always find an excuse for why the yellow candidate isn’t good enough. There’s usually a lot of them showing up around post-election time, since they know who one, and can now dish out the “I told you so’s” with ease. These people can be a real pain if you’re just trying to have an interesting conversation, so hopefully it doesn’t get to awkward if you find out your friend is one of these!
#3 – The Observers
If you don’t want to play the game, you can always watch on the sidelines, right? There’s nothing worse than an observer, aka, someone who isn’t part of the conversation, but chimes in anyway. It can happen in person, or online, and can happen when you’re talking about politics too. “Yeah, so I heard that the green party was doing good -” “yeah right!” Well, who are you rooting for?” is a typical interjection that you might see an observer make. It doesn’t take much thought or skill, so there, of course, everywhere. I’m not saying that it’s bad to sit back and gather information, but when you have people actively stalking others conversations to find the perfect time to bud in and disrupt the dialogue you where having, it become a problem, as well as a major annoyance. They come up A LOT during the post-election season, since the event is now over. “Yeah, I knew he would win”. Sure buddy, sure you did.
#2 – The Snapchat Politicians
Hardcore fans of my work are already familiar with this term, first mentioned in this article. Snapchat politicians are sort of a combination between #4 and #3, in the since that they are Rock Hard Supporters who make passing comments, then immediately eject from the conversation. They usually pretend like they have some sort of knowledge (but of course, they are pretending), but then make themselves scarce so they can’t be questioned further. This happens all the time in comment sections: Someone leaves a remark about how bad the yellow party was doing in the polls, but it’s done in a way that incites aggression in supporters on both sides. Before you know it, there’s a massive flame war going on in the thread, meanwhile, the original commenter ditched; his work is done. These types of people are all around, and it’s not really even limited to politics, either. You could have Snapchat reviewers, businessmen, and anything else where you could have an opinion. It’s not always easy, but it’s something you got to deal with, right?
#1 – The Absolute Hypocrites
Time and time again, I’ve expressed my hatred for these types of people. Nothing is black or white, and nothing is ever absolute, that is, one way or another. I like to pride myself on taking an initiative to never directly talk down to a person or a group of any kind. Sure, I may insult, or try to weaken their positions, but I NEVER call them cancer, or tell them to get AIDS, if you know what I mean. The Absolute Hypocrites are who I hate the most, and even though were all a little hypocritical, that doesn’t mean I have to like it. I’m of course talking about the people who operate on double standards, or two different ways of handling a situation. If it’s preferable, it’s one way, and if it’s not, it’s the other way. The green party’s winning, ok, I’ll be calm, cool, collected, but most importantly, happy, because that’s my party of choice. If the yellow party’s winning, however, I’ll be extra mean and rage filled, because I don’t like them. Sure, nobody likes to lose, and everybody likes to win, but if you’re stuck on being both a sore winner, and a sore loser, you’ve entered a two-faced territory I dare not venture into. Have I expressed my discontent with some people and groups before? Sure (just check out Cam Reacts, if you’re curious), but I treat everybody… about the same, but certainly not on that level. AH’s always come around before, during, and after every political cycle, and you can’t avoid them, which is why it’s earned the number one spot on this list. I’d say keep an eye out, but you’ve probably seen them before.
Thanks for reading, everyone! I thought this could be a bit of a more light-hearted article, where I just shared some of my daily annoyances, since I do work in a more serious field of blogging. If you liked the article, or disliked it, don’t forget to leave a comment down below, and tell me what you think of my work (it’s how I improve myself). Since this is a list, if you want to help me add to it, don’t be afraid to leave a suggestion down in the comment section, and once again, thanks for reading.
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