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#TBT to When I Was A Low Information Voter

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I was like most millennials, once. Gullible, uninformed, and politically unaware. When I read these egregiously manipulative if not completely falsified posts and articles that portrayed Republicans as a bunch of rich old white guys with top hats and handlebar mustaches, that held biweekly meetings on how they could most effectively oppress me, I blindly accepted them as fact without doing any research of my own. And unfortunately, I was of legal voting age. I’m able to laugh at myself and my astounding stupidity in hindsight, but what’s frightening is that I was by no means an anomaly.

There are hundreds of thousands of young people being told what to think before they even know how to think, and that should scare you. It should scare you even more that young people are being more encouraged to vote (and who to vote for) than to thoroughly educate themselves on issues and candidates.

Without further ado, here are some of my most embarrassing Facebook statuses from the 2012 campaign. Try not to vom. No matter your political affiliation, please take the time to inform yourself beyond the likes of Tumblr, BuzzFeed, celebrity tweets and extremely biased news sources before you make a complete ass of yourself (no pun intended) like I did.

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Yeah this status was almost word for word copied and pasted from something I saw on Tumblr. I hate me so much.

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Actually cringing…

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And here was the light at the end of the tunnel.

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  • you either die a hero or live long enough to wear chokers and give yourself slight wedgies for pics
  • “All of us have bad luck and good luck. The man who persists through the bad luck, who keeps right on going, is the man who is there when the good luck comes, and is ready to receive it.” — Robert Collier
  • “You’ll never get a job because of your blog” - a Bitch that was cold while I was horseback riding on the beach
  • Carbs don’t count if they’re not in English...duh
  • Say what you will about my president but if his majesty starts posting thirst traps the kardashians are over 😫🍑🎂💯👀
  • “Wow it sucks that your job only took you to Punta Cana for a weekend”

The same people wondering why they’re so miserable are the same ones trying to find something negative to say about a free vacation lol. Good things happen to those who are grateful
  • Not gonna lie, both of these pictures bother me a lot and I was tempted to edit and had a lowkey nervous breakdown looking at them and I’m not saying that for disingenuous sympathy “ur perf” comments but bc it’s real and I caught myself and even though we all are projecting curated versions of our lives on here to an extent we can at least make a choice to what degree we participate in fake toxic 🐃💩. Also while some people might not understand why these pictures are so upsetting to me, when you know what your body is capable of and how far below that standard you are I believe it’s completely normal and healthy to be disappointed in yourself and want to do better. But if you’re going to edit your body in pics it should be with diet and exercise not Facetune and filters. So hopefully posting bikini pics will suck less in the summer lol
  • 11/10 would return
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